The Best Massachusetts Colleges

List of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts

There are 102 colleges and universities in Massachusetts enrolling 343,276 full time students. Explore the list of top colleges in Massachusetts below to get your college search started. The CollegeSimply rankings and listings are objective and data focused to help you find the good colleges. Whether you're searching for a public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Massachusetts offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

For a more local search, filter by zip code or find colleges around Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell or Cambridge.

The best college in Massachusetts is Harvard University and the top public state college is University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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    • SAT Range 1460/1580
    • ACT Range 33/35
    • Average HS GPA 4.04
    • Students: 31,566
    • Tuition:$50,420
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 5%
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    Harvard University

    • SAT Range 1500/1570
    • ACT Range 34/36
    • Average HS GPA 3.96*
    • Students: 11,574
    • Tuition:$51,832
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 7%
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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    • SAT Range 1410/1550
    • ACT Range 32/35
    • Average HS GPA 3.94*
    • Students: 2,149
    • Tuition:$55,450
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 13%
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    Williams College

    • SAT Range 1330/1530
    • ACT Range 31/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.91*
    • Students: 1,855
    • Tuition:$56,426
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 13%
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    Amherst College

    • SAT Range 1460/1550
    • ACT Range 34/35
    • Average HS GPA 3.9
    • Students: 390
    • Tuition:$53,736
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 16%
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    Olin College of Engineering

    • SAT Range 1330/1520
    • ACT Range 30/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.86*
    • Students: 2,534
    • Tuition:$53,732
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 20%
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    Wellesley College

    • SAT Range 1380/1530
    • ACT Range 31/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.91*
    • Students: 11,586
    • Tuition:$56,382
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 15%
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    Tufts University

    • SAT Range 1320/1490
    • ACT Range 31/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.86*
    • Students: 14,720
    • Tuition:$55,464
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 28%
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    Boston College

    • SAT Range 1280/1500
    • ACT Range 29/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.87
    • Students: 5,800
    • Tuition:$55,395
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 31%
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    Brandeis University

    • SAT Range 1330/1500
    • ACT Range 30/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.59
    • Students: 34,657
    • Tuition:$53,948
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 22%
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    Boston University