Massachusetts Private Colleges

List of Private Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts

There are 68 private colleges and universities in Massachusetts enrolling 272,508 students. Explore the list below to find the private college match for you. Private colleges are usually smaller in size, more expensive than public schools and often academically rigorous. If you feel you may have difficulty fitting into the large class sizes which are common on many public campuses, take a look at Massachusetts private colleges.  Massachusetts is home to popular private schools like Harvard University, Boston University, Boston College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


68 results

Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in America

  • 31,566enrollment
  • $18,030net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.04Avg GPA
Boston University
B
Boston, MA
Boston University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 34,657enrollment
  • $29,479net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1510SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Boston College
B
Chestnut Hill, MA
Boston College

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 14,720enrollment
  • $28,354net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1500SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86*Avg GPA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M
Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in America

  • 11,574enrollment
  • $20,465net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1510-1570SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.96*Avg GPA
Northeastern University
N
Boston, MA
Northeastern University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 21,627enrollment
  • $36,479net price
  • 18%acceptance rate
  • 1390-1540SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.91*Avg GPA
Tufts University
T
Medford, MA
Tufts University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 11,586enrollment
  • $26,280net price
  • 15%acceptance rate
  • 1390-1540SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.91*Avg GPA
Emerson College
E
Boston, MA
Emerson College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 4,573enrollment
  • $46,381net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1410SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Babson College
B
Wellesley, MA
Babson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 3,357enrollment
  • $28,325net price
  • 26%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1450SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Amherst College
A
Amherst, MA
Amherst College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in America

  • 1,855enrollment
  • $16,339net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1520SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.91*Avg GPA
Bentley University
B
Waltham, MA
Bentley University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 5,460enrollment
  • $41,582net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1410SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.75*Avg GPA
Brandeis University
B
Waltham, MA
Brandeis University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 5,800enrollment
  • $37,264net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1520SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Williams College
W
Williamstown, MA
Williams College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in America

  • 2,149enrollment
  • $17,303net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1410-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.94*Avg GPA
Dean College
D
Franklin, MA
Dean College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#26 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 1,320enrollment
  • $32,077net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 910-1105SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 2.4Avg GPA
Wellesley College
W
Wellesley, MA
Wellesley College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#23 Best Colleges in America

  • 2,534enrollment
  • $19,805net price
  • 22%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86*Avg GPA
Endicott College
E
Beverly, MA
Endicott College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,794enrollment
  • $36,498net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
Berklee College of Music
B
Boston, MA
Berklee College of Music

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 6,963enrollment
  • $43,744net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Merrimack College
M
North Andover, MA
Merrimack College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,643enrollment
  • $34,378net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Assumption College
A
Worcester, MA
Assumption College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 2,428enrollment
  • $29,305net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.32Avg GPA