Top Rated Massachusetts Private Colleges

The Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts for 2021

These are the top ranked private four-year colleges in Massachusetts. Leading the rankings for 2021 as the highest ranked private college in Massachusetts is Harvard University. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


28 results found

Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in America

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

Private 4 Year

3 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
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
College of the Holy Cross
t
Worcester, MA
College of the Holy Cross

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 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

#10 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 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

#11 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

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

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 6,082enrollment
  • $30,841net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1290SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.4Avg 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
Springfield College
S
Springfield, MA
Springfield College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 3,139enrollment
  • $29,706net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1220SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Gordon College
G
Wenham, MA
Gordon College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 1,955enrollment
  • $29,047net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1310SAT range
  • 21-30ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
M
Boston, MA
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 7,064enrollment
  • $39,112net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1240SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.52*Avg GPA