Top Rated Massachusetts Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Massachusetts for 2021

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Massachusetts as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2021 as the best public college in Massachusetts is University of Massachusetts Amherst. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


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University of Massachusetts Amherst
M
Amherst, MA
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 30,593enrollment
  • $22,927net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1390SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA
University of Massachusetts Lowell
M
Lowell, MA
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 18,242enrollment
  • $18,183net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1320SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.29Avg GPA
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
M
North Adams, MA
 
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 1,452enrollment
  • $15,418net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 960-1170SAT range
  • 18-26ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
M
North Dartmouth, MA
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 8,513enrollment
  • $18,662net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 990-1190SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
M
Buzzards Bay, MA
Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 1,802enrollment
  • $15,424net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1180SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.15Avg GPA
Framingham State University
F
Framingham, MA
Framingham State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 5,565enrollment
  • $18,937net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 960-1130SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.16Avg GPA
Westfield State University
W
Westfield, MA
Westfield State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 6,100enrollment
  • $17,149net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 980-1150SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.08Avg GPA
Fitchburg State University
F
Fitchburg, MA
Fitchburg State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 7,199enrollment
  • $15,237net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 990-1150SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Bridgewater State University
B
Bridgewater, MA
Bridgewater State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 10,990enrollment
  • $17,323net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 970-1150SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Salem State University
S
Salem, MA
Salem State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 8,338enrollment
  • $17,720net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1160SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.09Avg GPA