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Best Colleges in Massachusetts

Academic OverviewKey Fact

Institutional Characteristics

The following table compares the basic academic information between best schools in Massachusetts. By school type, all 10 Massachusetts are private. By school level, all 10 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
Academic Comparison - Best Schools In Massachusetts
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 Harvard UniversityCambridge, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
2 Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
3 Williams CollegeWilliamstown, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
4 Amherst CollegeAmherst, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
5 Tufts UniversityMedford, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
6 Wellesley CollegeWellesley, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
7 Boston UniversityBoston, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
8 Boston CollegeChestnut Hill, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
9 Northeastern UniversityBoston, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
10 Brandeis UniversityWaltham, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in Massachusetts is $52,417 for State residents and $56,944 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 16.70% and graduation rate is 92.50%. The following table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
Key Facts Comparison Between Best Schools In Massachusetts
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 Harvard University $54,002 5% 97% 7:131,566
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology $53,450 7% 95% 3:111,574
3 Williams College $50,450 13% 95% 6:12,149
4 Amherst College $60,890 11% 95% 7:11,855
5 Tufts University $60,862 15% 94% 9:111,586
6 Wellesley College $58,448 22% 91% 8:12,534
7 Boston University $58,072 19% 88% 10:134,657
8 Boston College $60,202 27% 94% 13:114,720
9 Northeastern University $55,452 18% 89% 14:121,627
10 Brandeis University $57,615 30% 87% 10:15,800
Average$52,417 / $56,94416.70%92.50%8.70:113,807
The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in Massachusettsand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.