Top Rated Massachusetts Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Massachusetts for 2022

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Massachusetts as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2022 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
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Amherst, MA
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 31,642enrollment
  • $22,505net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1390SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.93Avg GPA
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
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Buzzards Bay, MA
Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 1,637enrollment
  • $17,635net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1185SAT range
  • 20-28ACT range
  • 3.32Avg Weighted GPA
University of Massachusetts Lowell
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Lowell, MA
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 18,150enrollment
  • $19,147net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1320SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Worcester State University
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Worcester, MA
Worcester State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 5,724enrollment
  • $16,183net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1190SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
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North Dartmouth, MA
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 7,869enrollment
  • $20,612net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 990-1190SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.31Avg Weighted GPA
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
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North Adams, MA
 
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 1,202enrollment
  • $14,780net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 960-1180SAT range
  • 17-21ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Westfield State University
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Westfield, MA
Westfield State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 5,395enrollment
  • $18,073net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 960-1140SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.2Avg Weighted GPA
Framingham State University
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Framingham, MA
Framingham State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 4,876enrollment
  • $19,336net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 950-1130SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.05Avg GPA
Bridgewater State University
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Bridgewater, MA
Bridgewater State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 10,651enrollment
  • $17,545net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 950-1140SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.23Avg GPA