Best New England Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in New England for 2021

There are 231 colleges and universities in New England enrolling 1,031,616 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

  • 31,566enrollment
  • $18,030net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.04Avg GPA
Yale University
Y
New Haven, CT
Yale University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in New England

  • 13,433enrollment
  • $18,073net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.95*Avg GPA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M
Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in New England

  • 11,574enrollment
  • $20,465net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1510-1570SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.96*Avg GPA
Brown University
B
Providence, RI
Brown University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in New England

  • 10,257enrollment
  • $27,218net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.94*Avg GPA
Dartmouth College
D
Hanover, NH
Dartmouth College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in New England

  • 6,572enrollment
  • $23,869net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1560SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.9*Avg GPA
Williams College
W
Williamstown, MA
Williams College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in New England

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

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in New England

  • 1,855enrollment
  • $16,339net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1520SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.91*Avg GPA
Wellesley College
W
Wellesley, MA
Wellesley College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in New England

  • 2,534enrollment
  • $19,805net price
  • 22%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86*Avg GPA
Middlebury College
M
Middlebury, VT
Middlebury College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in New England

  • 2,611enrollment
  • $23,367net price
  • 15%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1530SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.89*Avg GPA
Tufts University
T
Medford, MA
Tufts University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in New England

  • 11,586enrollment
  • $26,280net price
  • 15%acceptance rate
  • 1390-1540SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.91*Avg GPA
Colby College
C
Waterville, ME
Colby College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in New England

  • 2,000enrollment
  • $19,592net price
  • 10%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86*Avg GPA
Trinity College
T
Hartford, CT
Trinity College

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in New England

  • 2,235enrollment
  • $27,829net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 1298-1450SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 3.8*Avg GPA
Boston College
B
Chestnut Hill, MA
Boston College

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in New England

  • 14,720enrollment
  • $28,354net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1500SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86*Avg GPA
Connecticut College
C
New London, CT
Connecticut College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in New England

  • 1,844enrollment
  • $40,707net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1450SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Boston University
B
Boston, MA
Boston University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in New England

  • 34,657enrollment
  • $29,479net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1510SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
College of the Holy Cross
t
Worcester, MA
College of the Holy Cross

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in New England

  • 2,939enrollment
  • $34,627net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1430SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Brandeis University
B
Waltham, MA
Brandeis University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in New England

  • 5,800enrollment
  • $37,264net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1520SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Bentley University
B
Waltham, MA
Bentley University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in New England

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