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Best Colleges in Massachusetts

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Institutional Characteristics

Next 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.
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Academic Comparison - Best Schools In Massachusetts
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 Harvard University
Cambridge, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
3 Williams College
Williamstown, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
4 Amherst College
Amherst, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
5 Tufts University
Medford, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
6 Wellesley College
Wellesley, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
7 Boston University
Boston, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
8 Boston College
Chestnut 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 University
Waltham, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in Massachusetts is $52,417 for State residents and $56,113 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 16.70% and graduation rate is 92.10%. Next table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
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Key Facts Comparison Between Best Schools In Massachusetts
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 Harvard University
$51,925 5% 98% 7:131,566
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
$53,790 7% 94% 3:111,574
3 Williams College
$57,280 13% 95% 6:12,149
4 Amherst College
$58,640 11% 93% 7:11,855
5 Tufts University
$58,578 15% 93% 9:111,586
6 Wellesley College
$56,052 22% 92% 8:12,534
7 Boston University
$55,892 19% 88% 10:134,657
8 Boston College
$57,910 27% 92% 13:114,720
9 Northeastern University $53,506 18% 88% 14:121,627
10 Brandeis University
$57,561 30% 88% 10:15,800
Average$52,417 / $56,11316.70%92.10%8.70:113,807
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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.