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2024 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

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  1. #3 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    Williams College

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    4 Year,

    WILLIAMSTOWN, MA,

    315 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says This is a charming, safe space to get away from everything. There is nature everywhere you look, and there are SO MANY resources for when you're struggling. Because it's so small, it's an extremely....

    Read 315 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $14,487,

    SAT Range: 1410-1550,

  2. #4 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    Tufts University

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    4 Year,

    MEDFORD, MA,

    1073 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Tufts is an excellent school with lots of freedom to explore your passions. The professors are excellent and care about each student individually. There are lots of clubs to choose from and people....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $31,630,

    SAT Range: 1440-1550,

  3. #5 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    Wellesley College

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    4 Year,

    WELLESLEY, MA,

    634 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I really love it here and am glad that I decided on Wellesley! I'm class of 2026, so I've been on campus for about two years now and each year, I've been able to meet some of the best professors and....

    Read 634 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 16%,

    Net Price: $21,862,

    SAT Range: 1400-1540,

  4. #6 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    Boston University

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    4 Year,

    BOSTON, MA,

    3631 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Boston University is a huge undergraduate school. Therefore, you really have to seek out opportunity and friendships to find them -- it's not the kind of school where everyone knows each other's....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 19%,

    Net Price: $25,852,

    SAT Range: 1360-1520,

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  6. #8 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    Northeastern University

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    4 Year,

    BOSTON, MA,

    3743 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I loved my experience at Northeastern. As part of the University Scholars program, I found an amazing community of like-minded people and made long-life friends. The campus is beautiful: big, with....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 18%,

    Net Price: $38,927,

    SAT Range: 1430-1550,

  7. #11 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    Smith College

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    4 Year,

    NORTHAMPTON, MA,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I love Smith. The institution certainly has its faults, as does any, and I think that some Smithies are quick to make negative judgements of the college due to the bubble we're in that can limit our...My professors and classes here are incredible and I know I couldn't get this education elsewhere. Students are so involved on campus and our student orgs are uniquely autonomous in a very impressive....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 30%,

    Net Price: $29,569,

    SAT Range: 1370-1530,

  8. #12 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    University of Massachusetts Amherst

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    4 Year,

    AMHERST, MA,

    5315 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I really enjoy the social aspect of the University of Massachusetts. Since it’s such a big school, it’s an amazing way to meet new people and create great college experiences. Another positive is the....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 66%,

    Net Price: $17,291,

    SAT Range: 1250-1460,

  9. #13 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    College of the Holy Cross

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    4 Year,

    WORCESTER, MA,

    584 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Your first month at The College will have a shock factor. The schooling is hard. However, as a senior, looking back, I can say that I learned more than my friends at any other school did. The...As far as friends, if you’re considering coming to Holy Cross, you’ll make good friends. Chances are, you have a head on your shoulders and care a lot about your fellow student. The party scene is...As far as the administration, it’s the age-old tale of them trying to get a handle on us and us getting annoyed at them. They are overbearing and focused on trivial issues. They do, however, care....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 43%,

    Net Price: $29,198,

    SAT Range: 1240-1420,

  10. #14 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    Mount Holyoke College

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    4 Year,

    SOUTH HADLEY, MA,

    900 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says A lot of your experience is going to be based on luck because signing up for classes and for housing, which are major parts of student life, are both based on a lottery system. However, once you find....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 52%,

    Net Price: $29,218,

    SAT Range: 1300-1510,

  11. #17 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    Bentley University

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    4 Year,

    WALTHAM, MA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Bentley offers a very rigorous business education. The curriculum and assignments are designed to prepare students for careers in business. Lots of group projects/collaboration. I felt prepared to...Bentley is a well-known institution on the East Coast and a Bentley degree carries weight on the East Coast. Unfortunately, the Bentley name doesn't carry the same weight on the West Coast; to many....

    Read 802 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 61%,

    Net Price: $41,708,

    SAT Range: 1240-1390,

  12. #18 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    Clark University

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    4 Year,

    WORCESTER, MA,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says I like Clark because of how small it is. Most of my classes are on the smaller side and you can actually get to know your professors--they are usually very helpful and supportive.However, the size of the school can be a bit of a downside when it comes to social life. It feels kind of cliquey sometimes and I've heard many people complain that they struggle to find a sense of...As for the location, a lot of students complain about Worcester but IMO there are a lot of great food options that make it not so bad! The safety of the city can be a bit iffy but Clark has programs...I would say that overall, academics and professors at Clark are great but quality of life can be a bit hit-or-miss. Personally, I'm very happy with my decision to come here..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 48%,

    Net Price: $31,565,

    SAT Range: 1170-1380,

  13. #19 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    University of Massachusetts Lowell

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    4 Year,

    LOWELL, MA,

    1445 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says UMass Lowell is known for its strong programs in science, engineering, and technology, as well as its commitment to research and innovation. Many students appreciate the hands-on learning...However, like any institution, some areas could be improved. Some students have expressed concerns about the availability of certain courses, particularly in high-demand majors, and the need for more...Overall, experiences at UMass Lowell can vary depending on individual interests and needs, but many students find it to be a rewarding and enriching educational experience..

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    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 85%,

    Net Price: $13,227,

    SAT Range: 1170-1340,

  14. #25 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    Gordon College

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    4 Year,

    WENHAM, MA,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says My experience at Gordon College was truly transformative. From the moment I stepped onto campus, I felt a sense of belonging and community that I had never experienced before. The small class sizes...One of the things that stood out to me most about Gordon was its strong Christian identity. As someone who values faith and spirituality, I appreciated the opportunity to explore my beliefs in a...Academically, I was challenged in ways that pushed me to excel. The rigorous coursework prepared me well for my future career, and the hands-on learning experiences..

    Read 812 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 93%,

    Net Price: $25,917,

    SAT Range: 1020-1370,

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