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Colleges in Massachusetts

The state of Massachusetts is home to a number of excellent institutions of higher education. There are 112 colleges in Massachusetts, 30 public and 82 private, offering a wide range of programs and majors. Massachusetts has both small schools (defined as less than 2000 students) and "very large" ones (10,000 or more students) and everything in between, including community colleges, in urban and rural environments.


If you're interested in a small, prestigious liberal arts setting, Amherst College may be right for you. Located in the city of Amherst, this Massachusetts college offers a picturesque New England campus, a small and driven student body, and one-on-one attention from professors. The proximity to the larger state school, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, provides students with the opportunity to interact with more than just their classmates. Amherst students also remark that while they do their best to excel, they never feel pressured to compete with other students. Notable Amherst alumni include 30th President of the United States Calvin Coolidge as well as novelists David Foster Wallace and Dan Brown.


If you're looking for a bigger school, take a look at Boston University. Located in the vibrant and historic city of Boston, this private university enrolls over 32,000 students. Students at BU enjoy an abundance of research and study-abroad opportunities, as well as a dedicated and distinguished faculty. Plus, they actually live in the city of Boston as opposed to a separated, walled-off campus, which allows them to truly integrate themselves into the city. Notable Boston University alumni include numerous U.S. government officials, Pulitzer Prize winners, and other leaders, among them Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Cambridge is home to two of the world's most prominent universities, Ivy League member Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT.


Some female students choose to attend women's colleges, such as Wellesley College, located in Wellesley. Wellesley students pride themselves on being intense, intelligent, diligent students who work hard at everything they do, but also know how to have fun. This Massachusetts college is home to about 2,500 students, and notable Wellesley alumnae include former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and current Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.


Other Massachusetts colleges include Boston College, Tufts University in Medford, Northeastern University in Boston, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Worcester State University in Worcester, and many, many more.


Cappex has tons of resources for students considering a college in Massachusetts, including plenty of ways to help you find and apply for scholarships. Begin by browsing the complete list of colleges and universities below.


Colleges in Massachusetts

School Scholarships Available
American International College 8 scholarships
Amherst College No scholarships
Andover Newton Theological School No scholarships
Anna Maria College No scholarships
Assumption College 9 scholarships
Atlantic Union College 8 scholarships
Babson College 11 scholarships
Bard College at Simon's Rock 11 scholarships
Bay Path University 10 scholarships
Becker College 15 scholarships
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology 4 scholarships
Bentley University 3 scholarships
Berklee College of Music 87 scholarships
Berkshire Community College No scholarships
Blessed John XXIII National Seminary No scholarships
Boston Architectural College 30 scholarships
Boston Baptist College No scholarships
Boston College 1 scholarships
Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis Inc No scholarships
Boston University 33 scholarships
Brandeis University 16 scholarships
Bridgewater State University 9 scholarships
Bristol Community College No scholarships
Bunker Hill Community College No scholarships
Cambridge College 25 scholarships
Cape Cod Community College No scholarships
Clark University 15 scholarships
College of the Holy Cross 5 scholarships
Conway School of Landscape Design No scholarships
Curry College 29 scholarships
Dean College 6 scholarships
Eastern Nazarene College 7 scholarships
Elms College 8 scholarships
Emerson College 11 scholarships
Emmanuel College - Massachusetts 7 scholarships
Endicott College 9 scholarships
Episcopal Divinity School No scholarships
Fisher College 3 scholarships
Fitchburg State University 12 scholarships
Framingham State University 27 scholarships
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering 1 scholarships
Gordon College - Massachusetts 6 scholarships
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary No scholarships
Greenfield Community College No scholarships
Hampshire College 14 scholarships
Harvard University No scholarships
Hebrew College No scholarships
Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology 1 scholarships
Holyoke Community College No scholarships
Laboure College No scholarships
Lasell College 8 scholarships
Lesley University 10 scholarships
Longy School of Music of Bard College 1 scholarships
Massachusetts Bay Community College No scholarships
Massachusetts College of Art and Design 5 scholarships
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 54 scholarships
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 2 scholarships
Massachusetts General Hospital Dietetic Internship No scholarships
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 8 scholarships
Massachusetts Maritime Academy 12 scholarships
Massachusetts School of Law No scholarships
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology No scholarships
Massasoit Community College No scholarships
Merrimack College No scholarships
MGH Institute of Health Professions No scholarships
Middlesex Community College No scholarships
Montserrat College of Art 3 scholarships
Mount Holyoke College 1 scholarships
Mount Ida College 5 scholarships
Mount Wachusett Community College No scholarships
National Graduate School of Quality Management No scholarships
New England College of Optometry No scholarships
New England School of Acupuncture No scholarships
New England School of Law No scholarships
Newbury College-Brookline 6 scholarships
Nichols College 25 scholarships
North Shore Community College No scholarships
Northeastern University 8 scholarships
Northern Essex Community College No scholarships
Northpoint Bible College 8 scholarships
Pine Manor College 9 scholarships
Quincy College No scholarships
Quinsigamond Community College No scholarships
Regis College 5 scholarships
Roxbury Community College No scholarships
Saint John's Seminary No scholarships
Salem State University 100 scholarships
School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston 1 scholarships
Simmons College 8 scholarships
Smith College 5 scholarships
Springfield College 4 scholarships
Springfield College-School of Human Services No scholarships
Springfield Technical Community College No scholarships
Stonehill College 152 scholarships
Suffolk University 58 scholarships
The Boston Conservatory 1 scholarships
The New England Conservatory of Music 2 scholarships
Tufts University 531 scholarships
University of Massachusetts Amherst 601 scholarships
University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester No scholarships
University of Massachusetts-Boston 12 scholarships
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth 115 scholarships
University of Massachusetts-Lowell 191 scholarships
Wellesley College No scholarships
Wentworth Institute of Technology 5 scholarships
Western New England University 69 scholarships
Westfield State University 3 scholarships
Wheaton College - Massachusetts 4 scholarships
Wheelock College 8 scholarships
Williams College No scholarships
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 226 scholarships
Worcester State University 82 scholarships