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  1. #1 Best Colleges in Boston Area.

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    4 Year,

    CAMBRIDGE, MA,

    639 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Currently reaching near the middle of my time here, and this school truly works you to the bone. The baseline of this place is that everyone is very smart. Some are decently smart and work hard...The students are very diverse. Some come in "normal", others finally get to truly express the weird and unique that they've been suppressing their whole lives. The campus is extremely welcoming and...The academics are exceedingly difficult by content and pace. The problem set difficulty are elevated beyond a typical school's, and they force you to collaborate with others. Everyone must...I was finally able to satisfy my love for learning here. Truly an amazing and unique school!.

    Read 639 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $19,998,

    SAT Range: 1510-1580,

  2. #3 Best Colleges in Boston Area.

    Tufts University

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    4 Year,

    MEDFORD, MA,

    1022 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I have liked my time at Tufts so far. I am a student-athlete on the pre-med track, and have found that it has been somewhat manageable to maintain a competitive GPA and enjoy college life and....

    Read 1022 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 15%,

    Net Price: $32,720,

    SAT Range: 1380-1530,

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  4. #5 Best Colleges in Boston Area.

    Boston College

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    4 Year,

    CHESTNUT HILL, MA,

    1521 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I loved BC. It provided me with a top-notch education in the humanities, and I will continue to stay in touch with many of my professors even as a graduate. BC also provided me with the resources to...The party scene was pretty great, and as long as you join a club or sport, you should have no problem finding an upperclassman to host you. Many students are, alas, quite “basic” and superficial,...My biggest complaint is the administration. Other reviewers are unfortunately not being overdramatic by saying that the highest levels of administration don’t legitimately care about students’....

    Read 1521 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 27%,

    Net Price: $30,192,

    SAT Range: 1330-1500,

  5. #6 Best Colleges in Boston Area.

    Northeastern University

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    4 Year,

    BOSTON, MA,

    3556 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says So glad I came here! The professors are so caring and really want to see their students succeed. The campus is absolutely beautiful and unlike other city schools it's very cohesive (not just random....

    Read 3556 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 20%,

    Net Price: $37,738,

    SAT Range: 1410-1540,

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  7. #9 Best Colleges in Boston Area.

    Brandeis University

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    4 Year,

    WALTHAM, MA,

    1040 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says Brandeis welcome us as their family, and treats equally everyone, which is fabulous. Moreover, they give you a support in many ways since written advice to Food Pantry, and guidance to rental places.....

    Read 1040 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 30%,

    Net Price: $41,222,

    SAT Range: 1320-1510,

  8. #11 Best Colleges in Boston Area.

    Emerson College

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    4 Year,

    BOSTON, MA,

    1110 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I love it here. If you’re an artist- especially a filmmaker, theater student, and/or interested literature, it can be quite easy to find individuals who are unique but share interests with you.....

    Read 1110 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 41%,

    Net Price: $47,594,

    SAT Range: 1190-1380,

  9. #14 Best Colleges in Boston Area.

    Gordon College

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    4 Year,

    WENHAM, MA,

    731 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Gordon is a small liberal arts college that provides students the opportunity to develop close relationships with amazing professors! It encourages students to seek our mentors: academic, spiritual,...Gordon also works with students to allow for creative and unusual major/minor combinations that will prepare us for the work force ahead. They support students' ambitions and want to see our passions....

    Read 731 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 74%,

    Net Price: $27,502,

    SAT Range: 1020-1280,

  10. #15 Best Colleges in Boston Area.

    Stonehill College

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    4 Year,

    EASTON, MA,

    567 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I’ve been enjoying my time here!Academically: professors are awesome. The work can range in how challenging it is but its all manageable.Socially: it’s an awesome balance for me! I’ve found friends through living on campus, my classes, engaging in activities on campus, etc. The campus culture is polite. Campus can be quiet especially...Area: the surrounding area is suburban. There are some restaurants/businesses to explore but ultimately it’s quiet. I wish we were close to Boston sometimes, but I ultimately feel at home on my cozy...If I could change anything, I think counseling services could use more staff, diversity/inclusion needs to be more of a priority, and the food could use some improvements..

    Read 567 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 69%,

    Net Price: $35,508,

    SAT Range: 1030-1230,

  11. #18 Best Colleges in Boston Area.

    University of Massachusetts - Boston

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    4 Year,

    BOSTON, MA,

    1338 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I have liked my experience so far at UMass Boston. I signed up to participate in the Freshmen Success Community (FSC) and it has opened so many doors for me. It has allowed for me to be able to be a....

    Read 1338 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 80%,

    Net Price: $17,231,

    SAT Range: 1040-1220,

  12. #20 Best Colleges in Boston Area.

    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

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    4 Year,

    BOSTON, MA,

    979 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Although I'm starting at MCPHS in the fall, being eager about it now doesn't even begin to explain it. To achieve these aspirations of mine and make them a reality, I am applying to Massachusetts....

    Read 979 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 85%,

    Net Price: $39,316,

    SAT Range: 970-1220,

  13. #21 Best Colleges in Boston Area.

    Wentworth Institute of Technology

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    4 Year,

    BOSTON, MA,

    946 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Wentworth is definitely an interesting college. I have had a good time at Wentworth and have been taught by some spectacular professors. Wentworth as a whole has some very questionable ways that they....

    Read 946 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 69%,

    Net Price: $36,719,

    SAT Range: 1090-1280,

  14. Suffolk University

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    4 Year,

    BOSTON, MA,

    1015 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Ive been at Suffolk for a year now. Just know coming to this school, you get out of any college what you put into it. The professors here are as good (if not better) that the college that I....

    Read 1015 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 84%,

    Net Price: $34,561,

    SAT Range: 1010-1200,

  15. Lasell University

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    4 Year,

    NEWTON, MA,

    542 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Lasell University has truly been such a wonderful community and a home to have been part of for my first two years here! This school has provided me with the most amazing opportunities and industry....

    Read 542 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 85%,

    Net Price: $27,007,

    SAT Range: 980-1180,

Quick References

RankSchool NameLocation
1Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA
2Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA
3Tufts UniversityMedford, MA
4Wellesley CollegeWellesley, MA
5Boston CollegeChestnut Hill, MA
6Northeastern UniversityBoston, MA
7Boston UniversityBoston, MA
8Babson CollegeWellesley, MA
9Brandeis UniversityWaltham, MA
10Bentley UniversityWaltham, MA
11Emerson CollegeBoston, MA
12University of Massachusetts LowellLowell, MA
13Wheaton College - MassachusettsNorton, MA
14Gordon CollegeWenham, MA
15Stonehill CollegeEaston, MA
16Berklee College of MusicBoston, MA
17Simmons UniversityBoston, MA
18University of Massachusetts - BostonBoston, MA
19Endicott CollegeBeverly, MA
20Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health SciencesBoston, MA
21Wentworth Institute of TechnologyBoston, MA
22Merrimack CollegeNorth Andover, MA
23Suffolk UniversityBoston, MA
24Lasell UniversityNewton, MA
25Emmanuel College - MassachusettsBoston, MA