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Home to the oldest established cities in the U.S., the Northeast region’s biggest cities are New York City and Boston. The site of most universities and colleges in the U.S., this densely populated area is also known for history, natural beauty, and innovation. The New England and Midatlantic states are defined by a well-established yet innovative economy based on tech, education, business, real estate, finance, health care and manufacturing.


One of the oldest cities in the U.S., the picturesque “college town” of Boston is an important part of American history. Home to 35 colleges and universities, this Massachusetts capital is an international leader in education, medical research, tech and finance.

  • #1 Best U.S. Cities for Jobs—Fortune Magazine, 2018
  • Top 15 Best Cities in the U.S.—Travel + Leisure, 2018
  • #25 Best Places to Live—U.S News and World Report, 2019
  • Home to 12 Fortune 500 companies, including General Electric, Liberty Mutual Insurance and Boston Scientific
  • Walk the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile journey through American history.
  • Watch the Red Sox play in historic Fenway Park and the Bruins and Celtics at the TD Garden.
  • Explore the Museum of Fine Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston Public Library and Harvard Square.

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Known as the “city that never sleeps,” New York City is one of the most diverse and vibrant cities in the world. Home to 8.6 million people, 800 languages, and more than 20,000 restaurants, New York is a global center of innovation at the forefront of tech, medical research, tourism, finance, real estate, media and the arts. With more than 50 Fortune 500 companies, Manhattan also offers ample career opportunities.

  • #1 Best Weekend Getaway in the U.S.—U.S. News & World Report, 2019
  • #12 World’s Best Places to Visit—U.S. News & World Report, 2019
  • Visit the Statue of Liberty, stroll Central Park, or walk down Wall Street.
  • Explore the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and thousands more art museums and galleries.
  • Take in a Broadway show in Times Square or an opera at the Met.
  • Attend a baseball game at the world-famous Yankee Stadium.
  • Access to 3 major international airports – JFK International, LaGuardia and Newark.

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Fortune 500 companies are based in Manhattan.


Boston is #1 Best U.S. City for Jobs (Fortune, 2018).

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800+ languages are spoken in New York City.


Top National Universities: #170
Location: New York, New York
Enrollment: 8,146
Type: Private, Co-Ed
Academic Calendar: Semester
Top National Universities: #227
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Enrollment: 16,146
Type: Public, Co-Ed
Academic Calendar: Semester