Student Life

Boston, Massachusetts

The Harvard School of Public Health is located in Boston, Massachusetts, an integral center of American history, culture, commerce, and education. Boston is New England’s largest city and one of America’s oldest. A wealth of historical buildings and sites evokes the city’s colonial past, while providing a striking contrast to the new landscape. The Greater Boston area is home to more than 100 colleges and universities and many renowned teaching and research hospitals.

The area hosts major museums devoted to art, science, and children; the famous Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops; several professional theater companies; the Boston Ballet; and celebrated professional sports teams. The city offers eclectic shopping as well as diverse dining, from casual ethnic restaurants to haute cuisine. Compact in scale, Boston invites walking and furnishes extensive public transportation.

The proximity of Cape Cod and Maine beaches, the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire, and the charming villages of New England add to the appeal of Boston, one of America’s most desirable places to live and study.