Best colleges in Massachusetts

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March 23, 2022
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Best colleges in Massachusetts

Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions a person will make for their education, impacting everything from future earnings and employment to potential student loan debt and social circles.

While every student wants to get the best education they possibly can, there are myriad other considerations to take into account: location, size, diversity, areas of focus, study abroad opportunities—the list goes on. While best college lists are often topped with the same handful of expensive Ivy League schools, the U.S. is home to more than 4,000 degree-granting schools spread out across all 50 states and several territories, with amazing education offerings for students of every age.

Stacker compiled a list of the best colleges in Massachusetts using rankings from Niche. Keep reading to see the best schools in your state.

#10. Babson College (Wellesley)
- Acceptance rate: 26% (1270-1450 SAT)
- Net Price: $28,325

#9. Amherst College (Amherst)
- Acceptance rate: 11% (1310-1520 SAT)
- Net Price: $16,339

#8. Boston University (Boston)
- Acceptance rate: 19% (1340-1510 SAT)
- Net Price: $29,479

#7. Northeastern University (Boston)
- Acceptance rate: 18% (1390-1540 SAT)
- Net Price: $36,479

#6. Boston College (Chestnut Hill)
- Acceptance rate: 27% (1340-1500 SAT)
- Net Price: $28,354

#5. Williams College (Williamstown)
- Acceptance rate: 13% (1410-1550 SAT)
- Net Price: $17,303

#4. Wellesley College (Wellesley)
- Acceptance rate: 22% (1360-1530 SAT)
- Net Price: $19,805

#3. Tufts University (Medford)
- Acceptance rate: 15% (1390-1540 SAT)
- Net Price: $26,280

#2. Harvard University (Cambridge)
- Acceptance rate: 5% (1460-1570 SAT)
- Net Price: $18,030

#1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge)
- Acceptance rate: 7% (1510-1570 SAT)
- Net Price: $20,465

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