College Rankings - Local Atmosphere in Massachusetts

Making the grade: A high Local Atmosphere grade indicates that the area surrounding campus is safe and scenic. Other factors include nearby attractions, proximity to other schools, and the town's attitude toward students. How exactly does CP calculate these grades?

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A+
Emmanuel College - Massachusetts
Boston, MA
2,170
A
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
9,837
A
Boston University
Boston, MA
18,140
A
MIT
Cambridge, MA
4,503
A
Northeastern University
Boston, MA
16,640
A
Simmons College
Boston, MA
1,792
A-
Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA
4,447
A-
Emerson College
Boston, MA
3,702
A-
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
6,657
B+
Gordon College
Wenham, MA
1,580
B+
Lesley University
Cambridge, MA
1,984
B+
Massachusetts Art & Design
Boston, MA
2,179
B+
Massachusetts Pharmacy & Health
Boston, MA
3,627
B+
Smith College
Northampton, MA
2,664
B+
Suffolk University
Boston, MA
5,770
B+
Tufts University
Medford, MA
5,255
B+
UMass
Amherst, MA
21,928
B+
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Boston, MA
4,000
B
Babson College
Wellesley, MA
2,007
B
Bay Path College
Longmeadow, MA
1,558
B
Bentley University
Waltham, MA
4,241
B
Hampshire College
Amherst, MA
1,461
B
Salem State University
Salem, MA
7,741
B
UMass - Boston
Boston, MA
12,124
B
Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA
2,482