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Top Colleges in Massachusetts Academic Key Facts Comparison

All schools in Top Colleges in Massachusetts are private schools.The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Top Colleges in Massachusetts is $56,079. The average acceptance rate of Top Colleges in Massachusetts is 16.70% where Harvard University has the tightest rate of 5% and Brandeis University has the loosest rate of 30%. The average graduation rate is 92.50% and the average student to faculty ratio is 8.70:1 (11.49%). Boston University has the highest student population of 34,657 where total 13,807 students are attending Top Colleges in Massachusetts.

#1. Harvard University

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#1. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
5%
Student Population
31,566
Graduation Rate
97%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$51,925
Graduate
$49,214
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$139,100

#2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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#2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
7%
Student Population
11,574
Graduation Rate
95%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
3 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$53,790
Graduate
$57,059
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$153,600

#3. Williams College

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#3. Williams College

Williamstown, MA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
13%
Student Population
2,149
Graduation Rate
95%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$57,280
Graduate
$55,948
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$89,800

#4. Amherst College

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#4. Amherst College

Amherst, MA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
11%
Student Population
1,855
Graduation Rate
95%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$58,640
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$83,300

#5. Tufts University

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#5. Tufts University

Medford, MA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
15%
Student Population
11,586
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$58,578
Graduate
$53,658
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$103,300

#6. Wellesley College

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#6. Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
22%
Student Population
2,534
Graduation Rate
91%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$56,052
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$71,800

#7. Boston University

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#7. Boston University

Boston, MA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
19%
Student Population
34,657
Graduation Rate
88%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$55,892
Graduate
$55,502
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$75,900

#8. Boston College

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#8. Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
27%
Student Population
14,720
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$57,910
Graduate
$30,700
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$92,500

#9. Northeastern University

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#9. Northeastern University

Boston, MA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
18%
Student Population
21,627
Graduation Rate
89%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$53,506
Graduate
$25,085
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$74,200

#10. Brandeis University

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#10. Brandeis University

Waltham, MA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
30%
Student Population
5,800
Graduation Rate
87%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$57,216
Graduate
$52,060
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$69,000

Top Colleges in Massachusetts Tuition Comparison

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Top Colleges in Massachusetts is $56,079 in academic year 2019-2020. Amherst College has the most expensive tuition & fees of of $58,640 and Harvard University has the lowest rates of $51,925. The average graduate tuition & fees of Top Colleges in Massachusetts is $47,403 in academic year 2019-2020. Massachusetts Institute of Technology has the most expensive graduate tuition & fees of of $57,059 and Northeastern University has the lowest graduate tuition rates of $25,085. Next table compares the tuition and important academic & admission facts between Top Colleges in Massachusetts.
Table. Top Colleges in Massachusetts Tuition & Fees Comparison
RankSchool NameUndergraduate
Tuition & Fees
Graduate
Tuition & Fees
Average Salary
after 10 years
of graduation
Acceptance RateSAT/ACT Scores Student PopulationGraduation Rate
1 Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Private, 4 years
$51,925$49,214$139,1005% 1,515 SAT
103 ACT
31,566 97%
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Private, 4 years
$53,790$57,059$153,6007% 1,540 SAT
106 ACT
11,574 95%
3 Williams College
Williamstown, MA
Private, 4 years
$57,280$55,948$89,80013% 1,480 SAT
101 ACT
2,149 95%
4 Amherst College
Amherst, MA
Private, 4 years
$58,640-$83,30011% 1,415 SAT
96 ACT
1,855 95%
5 Tufts University
Medford, MA
Private, 4 years
$58,578$53,658$103,30015% 1,465 SAT 11,586 94%
6 Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA
Private, 4 years
$56,052-$71,80022% 1,445 SAT
97 ACT
2,534 91%
7 Boston University
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
$55,892$55,502$75,90019% 1,425 SAT
95 ACT
34,657 88%
8 Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
Private, 4 years
$57,910$30,700$92,50027% 1,420 SAT
97 ACT
14,720 94%
9 Northeastern University
Boston, MA
Private, 4 years
$53,506$25,085$74,20018% 1,465 SAT
100 ACT
21,627 89%
10 Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
Private, 4 years
$57,216$52,060$69,00030% 1,435 SAT
95 ACT
5,800 87%
Average$56,079$47,403$95,25017%1,461 13,80793%

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