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Tightest Massachusetts Colleges to Admit with Lowest Acceptance Rate

The next table lists the tightest (low acceptance rate) Massachusetts colleges and universities to admit. Those schools have been keeping the acceptance rate in low level in recent years. Harvard University has the lowest acceptance rate as of 4.01% for academic year 2021-2022 in Massachusetts. For the ranking, we only include 4-years colleges with at least 1,000 new students (freshmen).
The following table shows the schools that have low acceptance rates with admission statistics and yield, also known as enrollment rate. You may want to check colleges having the highest acceptance rates in Massachusetts.
Tightest Massachusetts Colleges to Admit with Lowest Acceptance Rate (2021-2022)
NameAcceptance Rate# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledYield
1Harvard University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsCambridge, MA
4.01%57,7862,3181,95184.17%
2Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsCambridge, MA
4.11%33,2401,3651,17786.23%
3Tufts University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsMedford, MA
11.43%31,1983,5661,80050.48%
4Northeastern University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsBoston, MA
18.38%75,24413,8294,50432.57%
5Boston University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsBoston, MA
18.65%75,77814,1294,01128.39%
6Boston College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsChestnut Hill, MA
19.04%39,8467,5872,51633.16%
7Emerson College
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsBoston, MA
45.28%11,5685,2381,05820.20%
8Berklee College of Music
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsBoston, MA
55.17%7,2664,0091,70742.58%
9Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsWorcester, MA
60.21%11,0926,6791,41021.11%
10Bentley University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsWaltham, MA
60.94%9,3115,6741,01917.96%