Massachusetts Best Colleges Comparison

View the Massachusetts Best Colleges Comparison and compare the schools with key academic characteristics such as tuition and test scores to get right decision.
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Colleges In Massachusetts Statistics

There are 183 colleges in Massachusetts - 43 public and 140 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $27,001 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $27,275. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,209 and the average acceptance rate is 59% for Massachusetts Best Colleges Comparison.
Next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in Massachusetts. You may want to check more statistics and compare all Massachusetts colleges at Massachusetts Statistics page.
2019-2020 Colleges In Massachusetts Statistics
Top 20 colleges in MassachusettsAll colleges in Massachusetts
Number of Schools20 schools
(2 public, 18 private)
183 schools
(43 public, 140 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$16,069 (in-state)
$53,024 (out-of-state)
$9,454 (in-state)
$27,001 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$15,723 (in-state)
$42,107 (out-of-state)
$13,553 (in-state)
$27,275 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$33,191$12,631
Test Scores1,382 SAT, 31 ACT 1,209 SAT, 26 ACT
Acceptance Rate34.75% 59.05%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)34.15% 34.23%
Population220,933509,374
Undergraduate137,417365,492
Graduate83,516143,882
Graduation Rate86.45%63.49%
Transfer-out Rate9.17%18.84%
Students to Faculty Ratio10.70 to 112.09 to 1

Top Colleges In Massachusetts Comparison

Next table lists the top 20 colleges in Massachusetts for academic year 2019-2020. Harvard University ranked top in the Massachusetts Best Colleges Comparison and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Williams College follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $53,024 for undergraduate programs $42,107 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Massachusetts is 1,382 and the acceptance rate is 34.75%. The average students to faculty ratio is 10.70 to 1 for top colleges in Massachusetts. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in Massachusetts Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Harvard University
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Private, 4 yearsCambridge, MA
$54,002 $47,145 31,5665% 1,515 SAT
34 ACT
7 to 1
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Private, 4 yearsCambridge, MA
$53,450 $44,820 11,5747% 1,540 SAT
35 ACT
3 to 1
3 Williams College
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Private, 4 yearsWilliamstown, MA
$50,450 $48,763 2,14913% 1,480 SAT
34 ACT
6 to 1
4 Amherst College
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Private, 4 yearsAmherst, MA
$60,890 $50,424 1,85511% 1,415 SAT
32 ACT
7 to 1
5 Tufts University
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Private, 4 yearsMedford, MA
$60,862 $39,546 11,58615% 1,465 SAT
33 ACT
9 to 1
6 Wellesley College
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Private, 4 yearsWellesley, MA
$58,448 $47,105 2,53422% 1,445 SAT
33 ACT
8 to 1
7 Boston University
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Private, 4 yearsBoston, MA
$58,072 $33,085 34,65719% 1,425 SAT
32 ACT
10 to 1
8 Boston College
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Private, 4 yearsChestnut Hill, MA
$60,202 $39,582 14,72027% 1,420 SAT
33 ACT
13 to 1
9 Northeastern University
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Private, 4 yearsBoston, MA
$55,452 $28,199 21,62718% 1,465 SAT
34 ACT
14 to 1
10 Brandeis University
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Private, 4 yearsWaltham, MA
$57,615 $35,228 5,80030% 1,435 SAT
32 ACT
10 to 1
11 Bentley University
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Private, 4 yearsWaltham, MA
$53,790 $28,540 5,46047% 1,320 SAT
29 ACT
11 to 1
12 Mount Holyoke College
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Private, 4 yearsSouth Hadley, MA
$54,618 $33,041 2,33538% 1,395 SAT 9 to 1
13 Emerson College
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Private, 4 yearsBoston, MA
$51,148 $19,525 4,57333% 1,305 SAT
29 ACT
15 to 1
14 University of Massachusetts-Lowell
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Public, 4 yearsLowell, MA
$33,624
($15,698)
$8,824 18,24273% 1,235 SAT
27 ACT
17 to 1
15 Smith College
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Private, 4 yearsNorthampton, MA
$54,224 $42,165 2,90332% - 9 to 1
16 University of Massachusetts-Amherst
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Public, 4 yearsAmherst, MA
$36,427
($16,439)
$9,757 30,59364% 1,290 SAT
29 ACT
17 to 1
17 Wheaton College
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Private, 4 yearsNorton, MA
$56,366 $30,277 1,76074% 1,265 SAT 11 to 1
18 Suffolk University
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Private, 4 yearsBoston, MA
$41,648 $19,339 7,18684% 1,115 SAT
24 ACT
15 to 1
19 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Private, 4 yearsWorcester, MA
$54,416 $20,699 6,87449% - 13 to 1
20 College of the Holy Cross
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Private, 4 yearsWorcester, MA
$54,770 $37,758 2,93934% 1,345 SAT
30 ACT
10 to 1
Average$53,024
($16,069)
$33,191 220,93334.75% 1,382 SAT
31.2500 ACT
10.70 to 1
*Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020