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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), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
2 Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
3 Williams CollegeWilliamstown, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
4 Amherst CollegeAmherst, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
5 Tufts UniversityMedford, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
6 Wellesley CollegeWellesley, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
7 Boston UniversityBoston, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
8 Boston CollegeChestnut Hill, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
9 Northeastern UniversityBoston, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
10 Brandeis UniversityWaltham, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-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 $59,515 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 14.85% and graduation rate is 92.40%. 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 $55,587 4.01% 97% 5:130,391
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology $55,878 4.11% 96% 3:111,254
3 Williams College $59,660 8.83% 94% 6:11,987
4 Amherst College $61,150 8.74% 92% 7:11,745
5 Tufts University $63,000 11.43% 94% 10:112,219
6 Wellesley College $60,752 16.18% 92% 7:12,280
7 Boston University $59,816 18.65% 89% 10:132,718
8 Boston College $61,706 19.04% 91% 14:114,934
9 Northeastern University $57,592 18.38% 91% 14:122,905
10 Brandeis University $60,006 39.14% 88% 10:15,440
Average$52,417 / $59,51514.85%92.40%8.60:113,587
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.