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06-03-2011, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Twi2teD View Post
I think that has more to do with the schools in question than it does with the city of Boston compared to Montreal. People choose MIT because it's MIT not because it's in Boston.
Students, yes; faculty members factor in quality of life more than students, in addition to the school. They are likely to stay there a long time. The difference between Harvard and Johns Hopkins boils down to the difference between Boston and Baltimore to a significant extent, which often favors Boston.

In any event, all of this motivates lengthening the list of liveable cities to more than just 3.

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