The Best Value New England Colleges

Best Value Colleges in New England for 2024

Explore the colleges that provide the best value for your money in New England based on academic quality, outcomes, net price and financial aid. The rankings are calculated using ratings from the 2024 CollegeSimply Best Colleges ranking factored against the typical net price paid by students - to identify the colleges that offer the best deals. Leading the list for 2024 as the overall best value college in New England is Harvard University with a 10 out of 10 academic rating for a comparatively affordable $19,491 average net price. The highest value public state college is University of Vermont. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


87 results

Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA

Harvard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#1 Best Value in New England

  • 30,631enrollment
  • $19,491net price
  • 3%acceptance rate
  • 1490-1580SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Yale University
Y
New Haven, CT

Yale University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#2 Best Value in New England

  • 14,776enrollment
  • $18,647net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1500-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.95Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 2

Dartmouth College
D
Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#3 Best Value in New England

  • 6,744enrollment
  • $19,208net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1500-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 3

Wellesley College
W
Wellesley, MA

Wellesley College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Value in New England

  • 2,447enrollment
  • $21,362net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1430-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 8

Colby College
C
Waterville, ME

Colby College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Value in New England

  • 2,299enrollment
  • $16,951net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1430-1540SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Amherst College
A
Amherst, MA

Amherst College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Value in New England

  • 1,898enrollment
  • $21,367net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1420-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 2

Williams College
W
Williamstown, MA

Williams College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#7 Best Value in New England

  • 2,222enrollment
  • $20,965net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 3.94Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 10

Wesleyan University
W
Middletown, CT

Wesleyan University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Value in New England

  • 3,253enrollment
  • $21,270net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1510SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Bowdoin College
B
Brunswick, ME

Bowdoin College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#9 Best Value in New England

  • 1,915enrollment
  • $22,776net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jan 5

Brown University
B
Providence, RI

Brown University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#10 Best Value in New England

  • 11,189enrollment
  • $26,723net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1490-1580SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.94Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 5

Middlebury College
M
Middlebury, VT

Middlebury College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Value in New England

  • 2,843enrollment
  • $22,181net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1425-1540SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.89Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M
Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#12 Best Value in New England

  • 11,858enrollment
  • $20,232net price
  • 4%acceptance rate
  • 1530-1580SAT range
  • 35-36ACT range
  • 3.96Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Bates College
B
Lewiston, ME

Bates College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Value in New England

  • 1,790enrollment
  • $27,491net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1420-1520SAT range
  • 32-33ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Tufts University
T
Medford, MA

Tufts University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#14 Best Value in New England

  • 13,431enrollment
  • $30,479net price
  • 10%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Boston College
B
Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#15 Best Value in New England

  • 15,287enrollment
  • $30,559net price
  • 17%acceptance rate
  • 1435-1540SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Simmons University
S
Boston, MA

Simmons University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Value in New England

  • 5,710enrollment
  • $24,423net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1390SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Trinity College
T
Hartford, CT

Trinity College

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#17 Best Value in New England

  • 2,205enrollment
  • $32,704net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1470SAT range
  • 30-32ACT range
  • 3.8Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 17

Boston University
B
Boston, MA

Boston University

Private 4 Year

9 reviews

#18 Best Value in New England

  • 36,714enrollment
  • $27,829net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1500SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 4