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The Best Colleges in Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in as ranked by CollegeSimply. This ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading the 2019 ranking as the best college in is Harvard University.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Harvard University 4 1 2
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 8 6 21
3 Williams College 9 33 12
4 Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering 15 27 10
5 Amherst College 17 23 4
6 Tufts University 21 32 56
7 Boston College 53 95 42
8 Brandeis University 60 108 43
9 Boston University 59 65 92
10 Babson College 106 59 55
11 Northeastern University 37 70 184
12 Bentley University 136 203 65
13 Emerson College 157 227 130
14 Wheaton College 180 254 185
15 University of Massachusetts Amherst 158 453 362
16 Springfield College 515 786 363
17 Emmanuel College 412 877 463
18 Gordon College 301 1,310 225
19 University of Massachusetts Lowell 246 750 862
20 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 345 1,205 313
21 Wentworth Institute of Technology 346 1,362 544
22 Western New England University 686 1,120 514
23 Lesley University 555 878 905
24 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 640 1,012 749
25 Massachusetts Maritime Academy 592 1,177 414
26 College of the Holy Cross 1,414 153 44
27 Suffolk University 685 1,207 721
28 The New England Conservatory of Music 1,421 99 183
29 University of Massachusetts Boston 514 950 1,197
30 Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology 413 1,495 328
31 College of Our Lady of the Elms 887 1,058 600
32 Framingham State University 886 725 794
33 Eastern Nazarene College 769 724 793
34 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 641 1,206 937
35 Westfield State University 804 1,242 601
36 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 1,430 255 200
37 Clark University 1,409 415 143
38 Dean College 1,051 1,260 495
39 Bridgewater State University 768 1,092 792
40 Becker College 767 749 1,490
41 Salem State University 803 1,146 1,134
42 The Boston Conservatory 1,406 226 748
43 Lasell College 770 1,118 972
44 Wheelock College 1,031 1,013 602
45 Stonehill College 1,429 847 131
46 Fitchburg State University 844 1,093 971
47 Hampshire College 1,413 573 513
48 Berklee College of Music 1,404 344 791
49 Massachusetts College of Art and Design 1,416 813 329
50 Curry College 995 1,331 935

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2016-2017 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.