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 in the state's institutions of higher education. 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

    • SAT Range 1360/1540
    • ACT Range 32/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.91*
    • Students: 21,627
    • Tuition:$51,522
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 19%
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    Northeastern University

    • SAT Range 1270/1450
    • ACT Range 28/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 3,357
    • Tuition:$51,104
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 24%
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    Babson College

    • SAT Range 1240/1410
    • ACT Range 28/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.75*
    • Students: 5,460
    • Tuition:$49,880
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 43%
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    Bentley University

    • SAT Range 1200/1390
    • ACT Range 26/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 4,573
    • Tuition:$46,852
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 36%
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    Emerson College

    • SAT Range 1290/1500
    • ACT Range 29/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.74
    • Students: 2,335
    • Tuition:$49,998
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 51%
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    Mount Holyoke College

    • SAT Range 1200/1390
    • ACT Range 26/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.73
    • Students: 30,593
    • Tuition:$15,887
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 60%
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    University of Massachusetts Amherst

    • SAT Range 1180/1350
    • ACT Range 27/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 1,760
    • Tuition:$52,626
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 70%
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    Wheaton College

    • SAT Range 1130/1300
    • ACT Range 24/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.4
    • Students: 6,082
    • Tuition:$40,850
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 70%
    • SAT Range 1050/1280
    • ACT Range 22/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.56
    • Students: 1,955
    • Tuition:$37,400
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 75%
    • SAT Range 1050/1240
    • ACT Range 22/27
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 3,139
    • Tuition:$37,444
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • SAT Range 1100/1280
    • ACT Range 24/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 2,209
    • Tuition:$39,804
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 77%
    • SAT Range 1150/1320
    • ACT Range 24/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.29
    • Students: 18,242
    • Tuition:$15,180
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 72%
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    University of Massachusetts Lowell

    • SAT Range 1080/1280
    • ACT Range 22/27
    • Average HS GPA 2.99
    • Students: 4,516
    • Tuition:$33,950
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 76%
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    Wentworth Institute of Technology

    • SAT Range 940/1290
    • ACT Range 22/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.02
    • Students: 4,838
    • Tuition:$27,975
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 76%
    • SAT Range 1030/1230
    • ACT Range 22/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.52*
    • Students: 7,064
    • Tuition:$33,620
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 93%