Best Massachusetts Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts for 2022

There are 102 colleges and universities in Massachusetts enrolling 458,969 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. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology 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, Amherst College and Wellesley 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

List of the Best Massachusetts Colleges

Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 30,391enrollment
  • $18,037net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M
Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 11,254enrollment
  • $19,998net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1510-1580SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.96Estimated Avg GPA
Amherst College
A
Amherst, MA
Amherst College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 1,745enrollment
  • $18,832net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1430-1560SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA
Wellesley College
W
Wellesley, MA
Wellesley College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 2,280enrollment
  • $21,614net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA
Tufts University
T
Medford, MA
Tufts University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 12,219enrollment
  • $32,720net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1530SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA
Boston College
B
Chestnut Hill, MA
Boston College

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 14,934enrollment
  • $30,192net price
  • 26%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1500SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA
Boston University
B
Boston, MA
Boston University

Private 4 Year

9 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 32,718enrollment
  • $29,154net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1500SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA
College of the Holy Cross
t
Worcester, MA
College of the Holy Cross

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 2,970enrollment
  • $32,061net price
  • 38%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1430SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Mount Holyoke College
M
South Hadley, MA
Mount Holyoke College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 2,040enrollment
  • $31,165net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1500SAT range
  • 27-30ACT range
  • 3.87Avg Weighted GPA
Brandeis University
B
Waltham, MA
Brandeis University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 5,440enrollment
  • $41,222net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1510SAT range
  • 31-33ACT range
  • 3.84Avg Weighted GPA
Bentley University
B
Waltham, MA
Bentley University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 5,177enrollment
  • $42,759net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1360SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg GPA
Babson College
B
Wellesley, MA
Babson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 3,340enrollment
  • $31,559net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1450SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.79Estimated Avg GPA
Northeastern University
N
Boston, MA
Northeastern University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 22,905enrollment
  • $37,738net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1410-1540SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA
Simmons University
S
Boston, MA
Simmons University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 6,263enrollment
  • $29,021net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1250SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA
Clark University
C
Worcester, MA
Clark University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 3,405enrollment
  • $30,617net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1350SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Emerson College
E
Boston, MA
Emerson College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 5,115enrollment
  • $47,594net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1380SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA
University of Massachusetts Amherst
M
Amherst, MA
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 31,642enrollment
  • $22,505net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1390SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.93Avg GPA
Wheaton College
W
Norton, MA
Wheaton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 1,670enrollment
  • $28,518net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1350SAT range
  • 28-31ACT range
  • 3.48Avg Weighted GPA