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Most Favored Massachusetts Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate

This page lists the most favored (higher yield) schools in Massachusetts. The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is the percent of students who choose to enroll after having been offered admission. Higher yield means that more admitted students are finally enrolled into the school.
Harvard University, has the highest yield rate of 82.08% for academic year 2019-2020 in Massachusetts. Massachusetts Institute of Technology is positioned second with 77.22% yield and Tufts University follows them with 47%. Next table shows the schools that have high yield rates with admission statistics and acceptance rates. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. You may want to check colleges having the lowest yield rates in Massachusetts.
Most Favored Massachusetts Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate (2020)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Harvard University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCambridge, MA
82.08% 43,330 2,009 1,649 4.64%
2Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCambridge, MA
77.22% 21,312 1,427 1,102 6.70%
3Tufts University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMedford, MA
47.36% 22,766 3,404 1,612 14.95%
4Williams College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsWilliamstown, MA
44.61% 9,715 1,224 546 12.60%
5Wellesley College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsWellesley, MA
44.38% 6,395 1,379 612 21.56%
6Amherst College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsAmherst, MA
39.33% 10,569 1,195 470 11.31%
7Hampshire College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsAmherst, MA
38.78% 2,485 49 19 1.97%
8Smith College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNorthampton, MA
34.84% 5,597 1,817 633 32.46%
9College of the Holy Cross
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsWorcester, MA
33.64% 7,200 2,464 829 34.22%
10Mount Holyoke College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSouth Hadley, MA
33.27% 3,908 1,491 496 38.15%