Best Massachusetts Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts for 2020

There are 102 colleges and universities in Massachusetts enrolling 481,226 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Massachusetts below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Ranking methodology is outlined on the data discussion page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Massachusetts offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

Massachusetts is home to nationally ranked institutions like Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Williams College and Amherst College. The highest ranked college in Massachusetts is Harvard University and the top rated public state college is University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Local college options can be explored in Boston, Worcester and Springfield or other cities.

102 results found

List of the Best Massachusetts Colleges

Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 31,566enrollment
  • $17,030net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.04Avg GPA
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M
Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 11,574enrollment
  • $22,230net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1500-1570SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.96*Avg GPA
Williams College
W
Williamstown, MA
Williams College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 2,149enrollment
  • $20,380net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1410-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.94*Avg GPA
Amherst College
A
Amherst, MA
Amherst College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 1,855enrollment
  • $19,519net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.91*Avg GPA
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Olin College of Engineering
O
Needham, MA
Olin College of Engineering

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 390enrollment
  • $35,240net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1550SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Wellesley College
W
Wellesley, MA
Wellesley College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 2,534enrollment
  • $20,189net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1520SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.86*Avg GPA
Tufts University
T
Medford, MA
Tufts University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 11,586enrollment
  • $29,449net price
  • 15%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.91*Avg GPA
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Boston College
B
Chestnut Hill, MA
Boston College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 14,720enrollment
  • $27,299net price
  • 28%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1490SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86*Avg GPA
Brandeis University
B
Waltham, MA
Brandeis University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 5,800enrollment
  • $32,714net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1500SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Boston University
B
Boston, MA
Boston University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 34,657enrollment
  • $33,728net price
  • 22%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1500SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
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Babson College
B
Wellesley, MA
Babson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 3,357enrollment
  • $29,847net price
  • 24%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1450SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Northeastern University
N
Boston, MA
Northeastern University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 21,627enrollment
  • $30,784net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1540SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.91*Avg GPA
Bentley University
B
Waltham, MA
Bentley University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 5,460enrollment
  • $36,613net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1410SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.75*Avg GPA
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Emerson College
E
Boston, MA
Emerson College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 4,573enrollment
  • $42,070net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1390SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Mount Holyoke College
M
South Hadley, MA
Mount Holyoke College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 2,335enrollment
  • $29,784net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1500SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
University of Massachusetts Amherst
M
Amherst, MA
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 30,593enrollment
  • $21,281net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1390SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA
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Wheaton College
W
Norton, MA
Wheaton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 1,760enrollment
  • $31,814net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1350SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Simmons University
S
Boston, MA
Simmons University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 6,082enrollment
  • $29,690net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1300SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA