Best New England Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in New England for 2022

There are 231 colleges and universities in New England enrolling 1,018,909 students. Explore the list of top colleges in New England 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 New England offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

 New England is home to nationally ranked institutions like Harvard University, Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brown University. The highest ranked college in New England is Harvard University and the top rated public state college is University of Connecticut.


231 results

List of the Best New England Colleges

Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in New England

  • 30,391enrollment
  • $18,037net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Yale University
Y
New Haven, CT
Yale University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in New England

  • 12,060enrollment
  • $17,511net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.95Estimated Avg GPA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M
Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in New England

  • 11,254enrollment
  • $19,998net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1510-1580SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.96Estimated Avg GPA
Brown University
B
Providence, RI
Brown University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in New England

  • 9,948enrollment
  • $27,659net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.94Estimated Avg GPA
Dartmouth College
D
Hanover, NH
Dartmouth College

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in New England

  • 6,292enrollment
  • $24,525net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1560SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA
Amherst College
A
Amherst, MA
Amherst College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in New England

  • 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

#7 Best Colleges in New England

  • 2,280enrollment
  • $21,614net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA
Middlebury College
M
Middlebury, VT
Middlebury College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in New England

  • 2,669enrollment
  • $24,517net price
  • 22%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.89Estimated Avg GPA
Tufts University
T
Medford, MA
Tufts University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in New England

  • 12,219enrollment
  • $32,720net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1530SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA
Colby College
C
Waterville, ME
Colby College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in New England

  • 2,155enrollment
  • $18,552net price
  • 10%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA
Boston College
B
Chestnut Hill, MA
Boston College

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in New England

  • 14,934enrollment
  • $30,192net price
  • 26%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1500SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA
Connecticut College
C
New London, CT
Connecticut College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in New England

  • 1,737enrollment
  • $40,474net price
  • 38%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1450SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Boston University
B
Boston, MA
Boston University

Private 4 Year

9 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in New England

  • 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

#14 Best Colleges in New England

  • 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

#15 Best Colleges in New England

  • 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

#16 Best Colleges in New England

  • 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

#17 Best Colleges in New England

  • 5,177enrollment
  • $42,759net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1360SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg GPA
Rhode Island School of Design
R
Providence, RI
Rhode Island School of Design

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in New England

  • 2,227enrollment
  • $40,048net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1470SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA