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Cost of Attendance (COA)

The following table compares the 2022 costs of attendance between best schools in Massachusetts. The average COA is $79,337 when living on campus and $75,431 when living off campus. The COA includes tuition, fees, books & supplies, room & board costs, and other living expenses.
2022 Cost Of Attendance Comparison Between Best Schools In Massachusetts
RankNameTuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
1Harvard University$55,587 $900 $21,541 -
2Massachusetts Institute of Technology$55,878 $840 $20,302 -
3Williams College$59,660 $800 $17,600 -
4Amherst College$61,150 $1,000 $17,900 $17,900
5Tufts University$63,000 $1,000 $17,700 $17,700
6Wellesley College$60,752 $800 $19,538 $3,050
7Boston University$59,816 $1,000 $18,790 $18,790
8Boston College$61,706 $1,250 $17,702 $13,650
9Northeastern University$57,592 $1,000 $19,610 $19,610
10Brandeis University$60,006 $1,000 $17,950 $14,000
Average$59,515$959$18,863$14,957

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The following table compares 2021-2022 undergraduate tuition & fees between best schools in Massachusetts. The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $59,515 for all students. The 2021-2022 undergraduate tuition & fees of best schools in Massachusetts are increased by 4.59% compared to the previous year.
Among the best schools in Massachusetts, Tufts University requires the most expensive tuition & fees of $61,646 and Harvard University has the lowest tuition & fees of $51,143 for undergraduate programs.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fess Comparison Between Best Schools In Massachusetts
RankName2020-20212021-2022
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1Harvard University$53,968$55,587
2Massachusetts Institute of Technology$53,450$55,878
3Williams College$50,450$59,660
4Amherst College$60,890$61,150
5Tufts University$60,862$63,000
6Wellesley College$58,448$60,752
7Boston University$58,072$59,816
8Boston College$60,202$61,706
9Northeastern University$55,452$57,592
10Brandeis University$57,230$60,006
Average$56,902$59,515

Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table compares 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees between best schools in Massachusetts. The average graduate tuition & fees is $49,742 for all students. The 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees of best schools in Massachusetts are increased by 2.27% compared to the previous year.
Among the best schools in Massachusetts, Williams College requires the most expensive graduate tuition & fees of $59,728 and Northeastern University has the lowest graduate tuition & fees of $25,801.
Graduate Tuition & Fess Comparison Between Best Schools In Massachusetts
RankName2020-20212021-2022
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1Harvard University$50,654$52,170
2Massachusetts Institute of Technology$56,719$58,967
3Williams College$59,350$59,728
4Amherst CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
5Tufts University$55,168$55,216
6Wellesley CollegeThis school does not have graduate schools programs.
7Boston University$57,666$59,418
8Boston College$31,930$32,722
9Northeastern University$25,558$26,095
10Brandeis University$52,060$53,618
Average$48,638$49,742

Room & Board, Other Living Expenses

The following table compares living costs including room, board, and other expenses between best schools in Massachusetts. Each cost is in average and may vary by room types, meal plan, and other living styles. For academic year 2021-2022, the average living costs of best schools in Massachusetts is $18,863 when a student lives on campus and $14,957 when living off campus.
Living Costs Comparison Between Best Schools In Massachusetts
RankNameOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther ExpensesOther Expenses (living with family)
1Harvard University $18,941$2,600 ---
2Massachusetts Institute of Technology $18,100$2,202 --$2,202
3Williams College $15,000$2,600 ---
4Amherst College $16,100$1,800 $16,100$1,800$1,800
5Tufts University $16,210$1,490 $16,210$1,490$8,100
6Wellesley College $18,288$1,250 $2,050$1,000$3,050
7Boston University $16,840$1,950 $16,840$1,950$3,800
8Boston College $15,602$2,100 $11,550$2,100$3,900
9Northeastern University $17,810$1,800 $17,810$1,800$1,800
10Brandeis University $16,450$1,500 $12,500$1,500$3,300
Average$16,934 $1,929$13,294 $1,663$3,494
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