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Top 10 schools whose locales are the envy of family and friends

By Explore Editor

What the students are saying about:

Boston University

Boston University

Ye Olde Boston has plenty to offer, as the city is your playground. Like many of the schools on our list, the city is the campus. “The best thing about BU is that it is Boston.” You can go to Boston’s excellent Italian neighborhood in the North End, says one student, “often, friends and I would go around the city to eat in ‘little Italy' up in the North End, catch a Red Sox game further south, or stay close and go to a local bar and shoot pool.” Another student packed a vacation’s worth of activity into one weekend, “last weekend I was in a dinner theater performance of Anything Goes. We are lucky to live in Boston; there are a thousand things to do off campus. If you have a two hour break between classes you can have a great time walking around on Newbury Street.” There are plenty of adventures, and you’re not limited because there are “good theaters, dancing, and infatuating music,” plus, there are “lots of available musical organizations to choose from.” BU’s most famous club would have to be the “Programming Council because it’s the biggest club on campus; definitely join if you get the chance! That's where students meet some cool kids that are progressive and open minded!” We agree with one student in particular who simply said “Boston is not a college town, it’s a city.” A city you would be proud to call your home away from home.