The Best New England Small Colleges

The Best Small Colleges in New England for 2022

These are the top ranked small, public and private, four-year colleges in New England as ranked by CollegeSimply. These schools all have undergraduate enrollment under 3,000. Small colleges allow students a more intimate and personalized experience where it's more likely you will get to know your professors. Leading the list for 2022 is Amherst College. Learn how the Best Small Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


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Amherst College
A
Amherst, MA
Amherst College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in America

  • 1,745enrollment
  • $18,832net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1430-1560SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Wellesley College
W
Wellesley, MA
Wellesley College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#20 Best Colleges in America

  • 2,280enrollment
  • $21,614net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Middlebury College
M
Middlebury, VT
Middlebury College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#23 Best Colleges in America

  • 2,669enrollment
  • $24,517net price
  • 22%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.89Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Colby College
C
Waterville, ME
Colby College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 2,155enrollment
  • $18,552net price
  • 10%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Connecticut College
C
New London, CT
Connecticut College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Connecticut

  • 1,737enrollment
  • $40,474net price
  • 38%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1450SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

College of the Holy Cross
H
Worcester, MA
College of the Holy Cross

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 2,970enrollment
  • $32,061net price
  • 38%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1430SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Mount Holyoke College
M
South Hadley, MA
Mount Holyoke College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 2,040enrollment
  • $31,165net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1500SAT range
  • 27-30ACT range
  • 3.87Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Rhode Island School of Design
R
Providence, RI
Rhode Island School of Design

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Rhode Island

  • 2,227enrollment
  • $40,048net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1470SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Wheaton College
W
Norton, MA
Wheaton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#17 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 1,670enrollment
  • $28,518net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1350SAT range
  • 28-31ACT range
  • 3.48Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Saint Anselm College
S
Manchester, NH
Saint Anselm College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in New Hampshire

  • 2,019enrollment
  • $33,292net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1300SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Gordon College
G
Wenham, MA
Gordon College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#19 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 1,816enrollment
  • $27,502net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1280SAT range
  • 20-29ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Saint Joseph
S
West Hartford, CT
University of Saint Joseph

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

  • 2,305enrollment
  • $24,176net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 22-24ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA

Massachusetts Maritime Academy
M
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

Applications Due May 1

Emmanuel College
E
Boston, MA
Emmanuel College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#22 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 1,946enrollment
  • $31,581net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1280SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.83Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

College of Our Lady of the Elms
O
Chicopee, MA
College of Our Lady of the Elms

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#24 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 1,355enrollment
  • $25,340net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1170SAT range
  • 21-24ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

University of Connecticut Stamford
C
Stamford, CT
University of Connecticut Stamford

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Connecticut

  • 2,354enrollment
  • $13,383net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 950-1170SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
M
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

Applications Due Apr 1

Curry College
C
Milton, MA
Curry College

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#26 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 2,410enrollment
  • $29,620net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 990-1120SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.06Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1