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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.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has the highest yield rate of 86.23% for academic year 2021-2022 in Massachusetts. Harvard University is positioned second with 84.17% yield and Williams College follows them with 52%. 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 (2022)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsCambridge, MA
86.23% 33,240 1,365 1,177 4.11%
2Harvard University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsCambridge, MA
84.17% 57,786 2,318 1,951 4.01%
3Williams College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsWilliamstown, MA
52.23% 12,452 1,099 574 8.83%
4Tufts University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsMedford, MA
50.48% 31,198 3,566 1,800 11.43%
5Wellesley College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsWellesley, MA
48.87% 7,663 1,240 606 16.18%
6Amherst College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsAmherst, MA
42.08% 13,999 1,224 515 8.74%
7Smith College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsNorthampton, MA
37.27% 6,064 1,814 676 29.91%
8Boston College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsChestnut Hill, MA
33.16% 39,846 7,587 2,516 19.04%
9Northeastern University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsBoston, MA
32.57% 75,244 13,829 4,504 18.38%
10College of the Holy Cross
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsWorcester, MA
29.47% 6,498 2,786 821 42.87%