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Important Academic & Admission Facts Comparison

All schools in Top Colleges in Massachusetts are private schools. The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Top Colleges in Massachusetts is $56,902.
The average acceptance rate of Top Colleges in Massachusetts is 14.85% where Harvard University has the tightest rate of 4.01% and Brandeis University has the loosest rate of 39.14%.
The average graduation rate is 92.40% and the average student to faculty ratio is 9.10:1 (10.99%). Boston University has the highest student population of 36,104 where total of 14,863 students are attending the Top Colleges in Massachusetts.

#1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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#1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
4.11%
Student Population
11,934
Graduation Rate
96%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
3 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$55,878
Graduate
$58,967
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$153,600

#4. Harvard University

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#4. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
4.01%
Student Population
31,345
Graduation Rate
97%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$55,587
Graduate
$52,170
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$139,100

#22. Amherst College

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#22. Amherst College

Amherst, MA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
8.74%
Student Population
1,971
Graduation Rate
92%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$61,150
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$83,300

#30. Williams College

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#30. Williams College

Williamstown, MA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
8.83%
Student Population
2,224
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$59,660
Graduate
$59,728
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$89,800

#31. Wellesley College

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#31. Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
16.18%
Student Population
2,461
Graduation Rate
92%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$60,752
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$71,800

#32. Tufts University

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#32. Tufts University

Medford, MA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
11.43%
Student Population
13,293
Graduation Rate
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$63,000
Graduate
$55,216
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$103,300

#42. Boston University

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#42. Boston University

Boston, MA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
18.65%
Student Population
36,104
Graduation Rate
89%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$59,816
Graduate
$59,418
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$75,900

#52. Northeastern University

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#52. Northeastern University

Boston, MA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
18.38%
Student Population
28,167
Graduation Rate
91%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
15 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$57,592
Graduate
$26,095
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$74,200

#53. Boston College

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#53. Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
19.04%
Student Population
15,577
Graduation Rate
91%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$61,706
Graduate
$32,722
Salary after 10 Years of Graduation
$92,500

#81. Brandeis University

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#81. Brandeis University

Waltham, MA | four-years, private (not-for-profit)
Acceptance Rate
39.14%
Student Population
5,558
Graduation Rate
88%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$60,006
Graduate
$53,618
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 $56,902 in the academic year 2021-2022. Tufts University has the most expensive tuition & fees of $63,000 and Harvard University has the lowest rates of $55,587.
The average graduate tuition & fees of Top Colleges in Massachusetts is $48,638 in the academic year 2021-2022. Williams College has the most expensive graduate tuition & fees of $59,728 and Northeastern University has the lowest graduate tuition rates of $26,095.
The 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 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Private, four-years
$55,878$58,967$153,6004.11% - 11,934 96%
4 Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Private, four-years
$55,587$52,170$139,1004.01% 1,530 SAT
35 ACT
31,345 97%
22 Amherst College
Amherst, MA
Private, four-years
$61,150-$83,3008.74% 1,460 SAT
33 ACT
1,971 92%
30 Williams College
Williamstown, MA
Private, four-years
$59,660$59,728$89,8008.83% - 2,224 94%
31 Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA
Private, four-years
$60,752-$71,80016.18% 1,470 SAT
33 ACT
2,461 92%
32 Tufts University
Medford, MA
Private, four-years
$63,000$55,216$103,30011.43% 1,495 SAT
34 ACT
13,293 94%
42 Boston University
Boston, MA
Private, four-years
$59,816$59,418$75,90018.65% 1,440 SAT
33 ACT
36,104 89%
52 Northeastern University
Boston, MA
Private, four-years
$57,592$26,095$74,20018.38% 1,490 SAT
34 ACT
28,167 91%
53 Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
Private, four-years
$61,706$32,722$92,50019.04% 1,475 SAT
34 ACT
15,577 91%
81 Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
Private, four-years
$60,006$53,618$69,00039.14% 1,450 SAT
33 ACT
5,558 88%
Average$56,902$48,638$95,25015%1,476 14,86392%

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