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Best Colleges in Massachusetts

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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), 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 $59,515 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 17.40% and graduation rate is 93.30%. 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 5% 98% 7:130,391
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology $55,878 7% 96% 3:111,254
3 Williams College $59,660 15% 96% 6:11,987
4 Amherst College $61,150 12% 95% 7:11,745
5 Tufts University $63,000 16% 94% 9:112,219
6 Wellesley College $60,752 20% 94% 8:12,280
7 Boston University $59,816 20% 89% 10:132,718
8 Boston College $61,706 26% 92% 13:114,934
9 Northeastern University $57,592 20% 90% 14:122,905
10 Brandeis University $60,006 33% 89% 10:15,440
Average$52,417 / $59,51517.40%93.30%8.70:113,587
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.