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Top Colleges in Massachusetts Academic Key Facts Comparison

All schools in Top Colleges in Massachusetts are private schools. The average acceptance ratio of Top Colleges in Massachusetts is 17.30% where Harvard University has the tightest rate of 5% and Brandeis University has the loosest rate of 31%. The average graduation rate is 92.10% and the average student to faculty ratio is 8.70:1 (11.49%).

#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
98%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$51,925
Graduate
$49,214

#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
94%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
3 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$53,790
Graduate
$57,059

#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

#4. Amherst College

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#4. Amherst College

Amherst, MA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
13%
Student Population
1,855
Graduation Rate
93%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$58,640

#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
93%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$58,578
Graduate
$53,658

#6. Wellesley College

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#6. Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
20%
Student Population
2,534
Graduation Rate
92%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$56,052

#7. Boston University

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#7. Boston University

Boston, MA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
22%
Student Population
34,657
Graduation Rate
88%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$55,892
Graduate
$55,502

#8. Boston College

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#8. Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
28%
Student Population
14,720
Graduation Rate
92%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$57,910
Graduate
$30,700

#9. Northeastern University

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#9. Northeastern University

Boston, MA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
19%
Student Population
21,627
Graduation Rate
88%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$53,506
Graduate
$25,085

#10. Brandeis University

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#10. Brandeis University

Waltham, MA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
31%
Student Population
5,800
Graduation Rate
88%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$57,561
Graduate
$52,060

Top Colleges in Massachusetts Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Comparison

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Top Colleges in Massachusetts is $56,113 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 tables compare the tuition, fees, and living costs at Top Colleges in Massachusetts.
Table. Top Colleges in Massachusetts Tuition & Fees Comparison
RankSchool NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesLiving Costs
On-CampusOff-Campus
1 Harvard University $51,925$49,214$20,875-
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology $53,790$57,059$18,550-
3 Williams College $57,280$55,948$17,440-
4 Amherst College $58,640-$17,110$17,110
5 Tufts University $58,578$53,658$16,622$16,622
6 Wellesley College $56,052-$18,346$3,050
7 Boston University $55,892$55,502$18,110$17,670
8 Boston College $57,910$30,700$16,726$13,450
9 Northeastern University $53,506$25,085$18,730$18,730
10 Brandeis University $57,561$52,060$17,580$14,000
Average$56,113$47,403$18,009$14,376

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