Top Universities in Massachusetts

For those interested in studying in Massachusetts, we have a very useful list. We selected the best Massachusetts institutions for prospective students. Please know that rankings are based on academic research, alumni reviews, graduation rates, as well as assessment from peer colleges. On the page, you will find major admissions stats such as acceptance rate, tuition fees, average SAT scores for each ranked college or university.

Rankings Schools
1 Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
Tuition: $40,866
Total enrollment: 19,872
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 6.3%
Average freshman retention rate: 98%
6-year graduation rate: 97%
Classes with under 20 students: 78.0%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1390-1590
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
Tuition: $42,050
Total enrollment: 10,894
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 9.7%
Average freshman retention rate: 98%
6-year graduation rate: 93%
Classes with under 20 students: 66.8%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1410-1570
3 Tufts University (Medford, MA)
Tuition: $44,666
Total enrollment: 10,775
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 21.9%
Average freshman retention rate: 97%
6-year graduation rate: 90%
Classes with under 20 students: 69.1%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1360-1500
4 Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
Tuition: $43,878
Total enrollment: 13,906
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 28.0%
Average freshman retention rate: 95%
6-year graduation rate: 91%
Classes with under 20 students: 52.0%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1260-1440
5 Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)
Tuition: $43,708
Total enrollment: 5,828
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 40.0%
Average freshman retention rate: 93%
6-year graduation rate: 91%
Classes with under 20 students: 61.5%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1230-1450
6 Boston University (Boston, MA)
Tuition: $42,994
Total enrollment: 32,439
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 49.4%
Average freshman retention rate: 91%
6-year graduation rate: 85%
Classes with under 20 students: 54.9%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1180-1370
7 Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
Tuition: $39,736
Total enrollment: 19,719
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 34.5%
Average freshman retention rate: 93%
6-year graduation rate: 77%
Classes with under 20 students: 63.5%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1250-1430
8 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA)
Tuition: $41,380
Total enrollment: 5,778
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 56.7%
Average freshman retention rate: 94%
6-year graduation rate: 76%
Classes with under 20 students: 65.2%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1200-1400
9 Clark University (Worcester, MA)
Tuition: $38,450
Total enrollment: 3,462
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 67.9%
Average freshman retention rate: 89%
6-year graduation rate: 80%
Classes with under 20 students: 59.7%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1080-1310
10 University of Massachusetts Amherst (Amherst, MA)
Tuition: in-state: $13,230, out-of-state: $26,645
Total enrollment: 28,084
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 65.6%
Average freshman retention rate: 88%
6-year graduation rate: 67%
Classes with under 20 students: 41.8%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1090-1280
11 University of Massachusetts Lowell (Lowell, MA)
Tuition: in-state: $11,852, out-of-state: $18,965
Total enrollment: 15,431
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 65.0%
Average freshman retention rate: 79%
6-year graduation rate: 50%
Classes with under 20 students: 56.8%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 1000-1210
12 University of Massachusetts Boston (Boston, MA)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 15,741
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 68.4%
Average freshman retention rate: 76%
6-year graduation rate: 40%
Classes with under 20 students: 33.3%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 930-1140

 

Top Universities in Massachusetts

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