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2022 Best Colleges in Massachusetts

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  1. #1 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    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 Massachusetts.

    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 Massachusetts.

    Williams College

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    4 Year,

    WILLIAMSTOWN, MA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says TL;DR: Williams is one of the best schools out there, especially for economically underprivileged and/or international students. Apply even if you think you won’t get in!Financials: I am a recent alumnus from a foreign country who had to pay less than 3K per year(!) towards my education at Williams; the rest was covered by non-repayable Williams grants. The College...Academics: Williams is very strong because its professors take time to teach you the material. 1-1 teaching sessions, research work with professors is easily attainable because professors care about...Exit opportunities: plentiful, prosperous, and very accessible!.

    Read 302 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 15%,

    Net Price: $22,356,

    SAT Range: 1410-1550,

  5. #6 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    Boston College

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    4 Year,

    CHESTNUT HILL, MA,

    1519 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 1519 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 27%,

    Net Price: $30,192,

    SAT Range: 1330-1500,

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  7. #7 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    Northeastern University

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    4 Year,

    BOSTON, MA,

    3549 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 3549 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 20%,

    Net Price: $37,738,

    SAT Range: 1410-1540,

  8. #9 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    Amherst College

    4 Year,

    AMHERST, MA,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Overall, an incredible place. Not only are the classes and professors amazing and inspiring but unlike the big elite colleges it is easy to form relationships with professors and you aren't just...The people here are open minded, diverse, and interesting - the social scene is various so it is easy to find your people whether you are geeky, into parties, etc. The town is kind of small but the...My only complain is that the dining hall is terrible - it's honestly an affront given how much people pay to go here.Overall, if you are a passionate, academically minded person who wants an immersive college experience this is the place for you. I never believed that college would be the best years of my life....

    Read 306 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 12%,

    Net Price: $18,832,

    SAT Range: 1430-1560,

  9. #14 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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    4 Year,

    WORCESTER, MA,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Worcester polytechnic institute provides an incredible sense of community. Right off the bat, I was placed in an "insight group" that consisted of everyone on my floor of my dorm. This allowed me to....

    Read 720 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 59%,

    Net Price: $45,834,

    SAT Range: 1310-1480,

  10. #15 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    Brandeis University

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    4 Year,

    WALTHAM, MA,

    1039 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 1039 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 30%,

    Net Price: $41,222,

    SAT Range: 1320-1510,

  11. #17 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    Bentley University

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    4 Year,

    WALTHAM, MA,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says If you're looking to go into business in the New England area, then there is no better place to come than Bentley. Even many non-business classes will incorporate business in some form, and the...Academics: 5/5Campus: 4/5Dorms: 3.5/5Food: 2.5/5.

    Read 744 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 58%,

    Net Price: $42,759,

    SAT Range: 1180-1360,

  12. #18 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    Clark University

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    4 Year,

    WORCESTER, MA,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Clark is a great university for the right person. I’m currently a (sophomore) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major with a minor in Philosophy concentrated on Health, Science and Society....4.5/5.

    Read 764 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 53%,

    Net Price: $30,617,

    SAT Range: 1150-1350,

  13. #19 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    Emerson College

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    4 Year,

    BOSTON, MA,

    1108 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I am so happy with my experience at Emerson College. I completed the my Master's in Communication Sciences and Disorders, more commonly known as Speech Language Pathology. The total number of....

    Read 1108 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 41%,

    Net Price: $47,594,

    SAT Range: 1190-1380,

  14. #20 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    University of Massachusetts Lowell

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    4 Year,

    LOWELL, MA,

    1330 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Like most universities, UML is what you make of it. It’s a pretty good value if you’re in-state and have some sort of need- or merit-based aid. The opportunities which made it most valuable for my...I think UML’s biggest problems are its food, safety in Lowell, over-reliance on adjuncts, and distribution of resources. A lot of good opportunities get funneled into Honors students and athletes. It....

    Read 1330 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 75%,

    Net Price: $19,147,

    SAT Range: 1140-1320,

  15. #22 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    Gordon College

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    4 Year,

    WENHAM, MA,

    729 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 729 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 74%,

    Net Price: $27,502,

    SAT Range: 1020-1280,

  16. #23 Best Colleges in Massachusetts.

    Stonehill College

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    4 Year,

    EASTON, MA,

    565 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 565 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 69%,

    Net Price: $35,508,

    SAT Range: 1030-1230,

Quick References

RankSchool NameLocation
1Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA
2Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA
3Tufts UniversityMedford, MA
4Wellesley CollegeWellesley, MA
5Williams CollegeWilliamstown, MA
6Boston CollegeChestnut Hill, MA
7Northeastern UniversityBoston, MA
8Boston UniversityBoston, MA
9Amherst CollegeAmherst, MA
10Babson CollegeWellesley, MA
11Smith CollegeNorthampton, MA
12College of the Holy CrossWorcester, MA
13Mount Holyoke CollegeSouth Hadley, MA
14Worcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcester, MA
15Brandeis UniversityWaltham, MA
16University of Massachusetts - AmherstAmherst, MA
17Bentley UniversityWaltham, MA
18Clark UniversityWorcester, MA
19Emerson CollegeBoston, MA
20University of Massachusetts LowellLowell, MA
21Wheaton College - MassachusettsNorton, MA
22Gordon CollegeWenham, MA
23Stonehill CollegeEaston, MA
24Berklee College of MusicBoston, MA
25Simmons UniversityBoston, MA