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2023 Top Private Universities in Massachusetts

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  1. #1 Top Private Universities in Massachusetts.

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    4 Year,

    CAMBRIDGE, MA,

    646 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 646 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $19,998,

    SAT Range: 1510-1580,

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  3. #4 Top Private Universities in Massachusetts.

    Tufts University

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    4 Year,

    MEDFORD, MA,

    1031 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I am a junior at Tufts and I have so much love for this school even though I was a freshman during Covid, when student life was significantly less exciting that usual. Every semester I grow more....

    Read 1031 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 16%,

    Net Price: $32,720,

    SAT Range: 1380-1530,

  4. #5 Top Private Universities in Massachusetts.

    Boston College

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    4 Year,

    CHESTNUT HILL, MA,

    1540 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 1540 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 26%,

    Net Price: $30,192,

    SAT Range: 1330-1500,

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  6. #7 Top Private Universities in Massachusetts.

    Williams College

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    4 Year,

    WILLIAMSTOWN, MA,

    305 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 305 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 15%,

    Net Price: $22,356,

    SAT Range: 1410-1550,

  7. #8 Top Private Universities in Massachusetts.

    Northeastern University

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    4 Year,

    BOSTON, MA,

    3600 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says School is what you make of it, right? So I feel what you put in is what you get out of it. No one really prepares you for college life. There is more busy work given in lower divisional classes than....

    Read 3600 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 20%,

    Net Price: $37,738,

    SAT Range: 1410-1540,

  8. #9 Top Private Universities in Massachusetts.

    Boston University

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    4 Year,

    BOSTON, MA,

    3504 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Boston University is one of the best universities in the nation! The students welcome you with open arms and are eager to meet new people from different year levels, so it is very easy for people to....

    Read 3504 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 20%,

    Net Price: $29,154,

    SAT Range: 1310-1500,

  9. #15 Top Private Universities in Massachusetts.

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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    4 Year,

    WORCESTER, MA,

    734 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 734 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 59%,

    Net Price: $45,834,

    SAT Range: 1310-1480,

  10. #17 Top Private Universities in Massachusetts.

    Clark University

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    4 Year,

    WORCESTER, MA,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Clark has been a great place to go to school! Because it is small both in terms of population as well as campus size, the sense of community is very strong. There is always something to do on campus....

    Read 784 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 47%,

    Net Price: $30,617,

    SAT Range: 1150-1350,

  11. #20 Top Private Universities in Massachusetts.

    Elms College

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    4 Year,

    CHICOPEE, MA,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I go to the school of nursing at elms and it’s been a great experience. The college is very small with with well educated staff who are friendly and easy to communicate with. My Professors are easy....

    Read 311 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 70%,

    Net Price: $25,340,

    SAT Range: 1000-1170,

  12. #22 Top Private Universities in Massachusetts.

    Berklee College of Music

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    4 Year,

    BOSTON, MA,

    1144 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says The environment of Boston, specifically of Berklee and Boston Conservatroy at Berklee, are unlike any other "campus" I've stepped onto. Being in the middle of such a vibrant city is like nothing...Like all schools though, especially with musicians, administration does not run as smoothly as I, and many of my peers, believe it should. That being said, I do not regret my decision to attend this school in the slightest!.

    Read 1144 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 52%,

    Net Price: $42,952,

  13. #23 Top Private Universities in Massachusetts.

    Stonehill College

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    4 Year,

    EASTON, MA,

    575 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 575 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 69%,

    Net Price: $35,508,

    SAT Range: 1030-1230,

  14. #24 Top Private Universities in Massachusetts.

    Bay Path University

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    4 Year,

    LONGMEADOW, MA,

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

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says This has been my dream school for a while! The reason being is that it a very small school, so the faculty to student ratio is not large! This school is an all women campus, they allow men students... I think this school is great, especially with they way they are coping with the pandemic. They make sure that safety of the students are always taken into consideration, and they always have....

    Read 671 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 78%,

    Net Price: $19,177,

    SAT Range: 940-1170,

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