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Boston and Waltham

Graduate students at Bentley have easy access to leading companies, cultural attractions, historical sites and an active social scene.

Boston, Cambridge and Waltham are teeming with resources and attractions that complement academic study.


Bentley’s proximity to Boston is a great advantage for graduate students. The city is home to more than 250,000 college students who enjoy socializing, learning and meeting others from around the world. Check out these Boston sights and activities you need to try before graduation. There are also several neighborhoods, each with its own charm, for you to discover.

Maybe the greatest benefit of pursuing graduate study near Boston is access to local companies like TJX, State Street, Reebok, EMC Corporation, Staples, Talbots, New Balance, Boston Celtics, and many more. They all hire Bentley students for internships and jobs.

The Bentley shuttle runs regularly to Harvard Square in Cambridge; from there, it’s a quick subway ride into Boston.


Bentley’s hometown, Waltham, is a hot spot for young professionals. There is a restaurant to suit every taste and budget; numerous art galleries and bookstores; shopping at funky boutiques; museums, cinemas and other cultural venues; and outdoor pursuits such as the 1.5-mile Riverwalk along the banks of the Charles. For more on the city, check out


Cambridge, the “City of Squares,” is sometimes described as the spirited, slightly mischievous side of Boston. Here you’ll find a variety of cuisines, up-and-coming musicians, specialty shops and more — all just a short shuttle ride from the Bentley campus.

Highlights include the annual Head of the Charles rowing regatta; eclectic shopping, dining and nightlife in Harvard Square; live music venues in Central Square; and the high-tech vibe that makes Kendall Square a magnet for startups and other innovative companies. For a more comprehensive look at the city and its neighborhoods, visit