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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 4.64% for academic year 2019-2020 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 (2019-2020)
NameAcceptance Rate# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledYield
1Harvard University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCambridge, MA
4.64%43,3302,0091,64982.08%
2Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsCambridge, MA
6.70%21,3121,4271,10277.22%
3Tufts University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMedford, MA
14.95%22,7663,4041,61247.36%
4Northeastern University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBoston, MA
18.05%62,26311,2402,99626.65%
5Boston University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBoston, MA
18.94%62,22411,7863,15626.78%
6Boston College
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsChestnut Hill, MA
27.22%35,5529,6792,29723.73%
7Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsWorcester, MA
49.37%10,6455,2551,19922.82%
8Berklee College of Music
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBoston, MA
51.44%6,7633,4791,31137.68%
9University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Public, 4 or more yearsAmherst, MA
63.80%42,15726,8955,76621.44%
10University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Public, 4 or more yearsLowell, MA
73.35%12,6609,2862,39125.75%