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Boston, Massachusetts

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Compare with Massachusetts Public Colleges

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University of Massachusetts Amherst

$41,063 lower in-state tuition
45% higher acceptance rate


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University of Massachusetts Lowell

$41,776 lower in-state tuition
55% higher acceptance rate


M
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

$43,021 lower in-state tuition
56% higher acceptance rate


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Worcester State University

$55,884 lower in-state tuition
61% higher acceptance rate


Compare with Massachusetts Private Colleges

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Harvard University

$7,201 lower in-state tuition
15% lower acceptance rate


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Boston College

$2,196 higher in-state tuition
6% higher acceptance rate


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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

$3,404 lower in-state tuition
13% lower acceptance rate


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Northeastern University

$2,494 lower in-state tuition
0% higher acceptance rate


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Tufts University

$2,706 higher in-state tuition
4% lower acceptance rate


E
Emerson College

$6,614 lower in-state tuition
21% higher acceptance rate


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Babson College

$2,710 lower in-state tuition
7% higher acceptance rate


A
Amherst College

$3,036 higher in-state tuition
8% lower acceptance rate


B
Bentley University

$3,064 lower in-state tuition
38% higher acceptance rate


B
Brandeis University

$1,514 lower in-state tuition
13% higher acceptance rate


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Wellesley College

$1,266 higher in-state tuition
0% higher acceptance rate


C
Clark University

$8,604 lower in-state tuition
27% higher acceptance rate


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Springfield College

$16,924 lower in-state tuition
43% higher acceptance rate


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Olin College of Engineering

$2,864 lower in-state tuition
4% lower acceptance rate


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Mount Holyoke College

$2,454 lower in-state tuition
32% higher acceptance rate


H
College of the Holy Cross

$2,804 lower in-state tuition
18% higher acceptance rate


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Wheaton College

$950 lower in-state tuition
57% higher acceptance rate


Compare with Regional Public Colleges

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University of Delaware

$44,124 lower in-state tuition
46% higher acceptance rate


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Stony Brook University

$49,784 lower in-state tuition
29% higher acceptance rate


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SUNY at Binghamton

$49,784 lower in-state tuition
23% higher acceptance rate


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Rutgers University New Brunswick

$44,624 lower in-state tuition
47% higher acceptance rate


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Rutgers University New Brunswick

$44,624 lower in-state tuition
47% higher acceptance rate


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CUNY Hunter College

$49,924 lower in-state tuition
20% higher acceptance rate


C
University of Connecticut

$42,448 lower in-state tuition
36% higher acceptance rate


V
University of Vermont

$40,462 lower in-state tuition
51% higher acceptance rate


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The College of New Jersey

$43,615 lower in-state tuition
31% higher acceptance rate


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New Jersey Institute of Technology

$42,406 lower in-state tuition
46% higher acceptance rate


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CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

$49,924 lower in-state tuition
21% higher acceptance rate


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United States Military Academy

$56,854 lower in-state tuition
11% lower acceptance rate


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SUNY at Geneseo

$49,784 lower in-state tuition
41% higher acceptance rate


C
United States Coast Guard Academy

$56,854 lower in-state tuition
0% higher acceptance rate


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SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

$49,784 lower in-state tuition
40% higher acceptance rate


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SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica Rome

$49,784 lower in-state tuition
53% higher acceptance rate


Compare with Regional Private Colleges

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New York University

$4,650 lower in-state tuition
1% higher acceptance rate


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Princeton University

$8,352 lower in-state tuition
14% lower acceptance rate


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University of Pennsylvania

$3,688 lower in-state tuition
11% lower acceptance rate


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Yale University

$846 higher in-state tuition
13% lower acceptance rate


V
Villanova University

$124 lower in-state tuition
11% higher acceptance rate


C
Cornell University

$1,732 higher in-state tuition
9% lower acceptance rate


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Brown University

$2,400 higher in-state tuition
12% lower acceptance rate


C
Columbia University in the City of New York

$2,066 higher in-state tuition
13% lower acceptance rate


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Fordham University

$2,124 lower in-state tuition
33% higher acceptance rate


D
Drexel University

$2,986 lower in-state tuition
57% higher acceptance rate


D
Dartmouth College

$942 higher in-state tuition
11% lower acceptance rate


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Bucknell University

$1,028 higher in-state tuition
18% higher acceptance rate


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Rhode Island School of Design

$3,034 lower in-state tuition
7% higher acceptance rate


C
Colgate University

$2,801 higher in-state tuition
7% higher acceptance rate


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Lehigh University

$2,064 lower in-state tuition
30% higher acceptance rate


R
University of Rochester

$334 higher in-state tuition
15% higher acceptance rate


B
Barnard College

$1,073 lower in-state tuition
6% lower acceptance rate


V
Vassar College

$3,176 higher in-state tuition
5% higher acceptance rate


S
St John's University New York

$13,694 lower in-state tuition
55% higher acceptance rate


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Lafayette College

$2,342 lower in-state tuition
16% higher acceptance rate


S
Swarthmore College

$2,598 lower in-state tuition
11% lower acceptance rate


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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

$1,254 lower in-state tuition
37% higher acceptance rate


S
Seton Hall University

$13,934 lower in-state tuition
58% higher acceptance rate


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Providence College

$3,414 lower in-state tuition
34% higher acceptance rate


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Rochester Institute of Technology

$6,290 lower in-state tuition
54% higher acceptance rate


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Skidmore College

$212 higher in-state tuition
12% higher acceptance rate


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Haverford College

$1,548 higher in-state tuition
2% lower acceptance rate


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Fairfield University

$6,304 lower in-state tuition
36% higher acceptance rate


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Muhlenberg College

$2,989 lower in-state tuition
42% higher acceptance rate


C
Colby College

$76 higher in-state tuition
10% lower acceptance rate


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Pratt Institute Main

$5,100 lower in-state tuition
46% higher acceptance rate


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The New School

$6,448 lower in-state tuition
49% higher acceptance rate


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Middlebury College

$1,026 higher in-state tuition
2% higher acceptance rate


H
Hamilton College

$1,076 higher in-state tuition
2% lower acceptance rate


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Stevens Institute of Technology

$3,026 lower in-state tuition
33% higher acceptance rate


C
Clarkson University

$5,400 lower in-state tuition
58% higher acceptance rate


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University of the Sciences

$31,054 lower in-state tuition
51% higher acceptance rate


S
Sarah Lawrence College

$834 lower in-state tuition
35% higher acceptance rate


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Union College

$2,102 higher in-state tuition
21% higher acceptance rate


S
St Lawrence University

$1,476 higher in-state tuition
27% higher acceptance rate


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Ursinus College

$1,644 lower in-state tuition
60% higher acceptance rate


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Saint Anselm College

$15,344 lower in-state tuition
56% higher acceptance rate


H
Hobart William Smith Colleges

$546 higher in-state tuition
42% higher acceptance rate


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Polytechnic Institute of New York University

$16,794 lower in-state tuition
47% higher acceptance rate


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Messiah College

$20,514 lower in-state tuition
58% higher acceptance rate


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Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

$20,734 lower in-state tuition
55% higher acceptance rate


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Yeshiva University

$13,279 lower in-state tuition
47% higher acceptance rate


C
Connecticut College

$1,806 higher in-state tuition
18% higher acceptance rate


E
Elmira College

$22,276 lower in-state tuition
63% higher acceptance rate


Compare with National Colleges

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Stanford University

$1,381 lower in-state tuition
15% lower acceptance rate


S
University of Southern California

$2,406 higher in-state tuition
4% lower acceptance rate


M
University of Miami

$4,774 lower in-state tuition
13% higher acceptance rate


D
Duke University

$974 lower in-state tuition
12% lower acceptance rate


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Johns Hopkins University

$2,694 lower in-state tuition
9% lower acceptance rate


C
University of Chicago

$788 higher in-state tuition
13% lower acceptance rate


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Georgetown University

$530 higher in-state tuition
3% lower acceptance rate


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Northwestern University

$1,373 higher in-state tuition
11% lower acceptance rate


G
George Washington University

$1,696 higher in-state tuition
23% higher acceptance rate


W
Washington University in St Louis

$554 lower in-state tuition
4% lower acceptance rate