Top Rated New England Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in New England for 2021

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


22 results

University of Connecticut
C
Storrs, CT
University of Connecticut

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in America

  • 27,412enrollment
  • $20,042net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1410SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.74*Avg GPA
University of Vermont
V
Burlington, VT
University of Vermont

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Vermont

  • 13,395enrollment
  • $19,185net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1360SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.69*Avg GPA
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 Rhode Island
R
Kingston, RI
University of Rhode Island

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Rhode Island

  • 17,777enrollment
  • $19,652net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1240SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.3Avg 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
University of New Hampshire Main Campus
N
Durham, NH
University of New Hampshire Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in New Hampshire

  • 15,298enrollment
  • $24,056net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1270SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.55*Avg GPA
Southern Connecticut State University
S
New Haven, CT
Southern Connecticut State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Connecticut

  • 10,050enrollment
  • $19,155net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 910-1090SAT range
  • 16-25ACT range
  • 2.88Avg GPA
University of Maine
M
Orono, ME
University of Maine

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Maine

  • 11,404enrollment
  • $18,002net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1260SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.22Avg 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
University of Connecticut Stamford
C
Stamford, CT
University of Connecticut Stamford

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Connecticut

  • 1,977enrollment
  • $10,731net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1210SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • NAAvg 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
Central Connecticut State University
C
New Britain, CT
Central Connecticut State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Connecticut

  • 11,822enrollment
  • $15,602net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 970-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 2.98Avg 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
University of Southern Maine
S
Portland, ME
University of Southern Maine

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Maine

  • 8,140enrollment
  • $12,400net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 950-1160SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.01Avg 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