Colleges in Massachusetts

Colleges in Massachusetts

Whether you know Massachusetts as “The Pilgrim State,” “The Old Colony State,” or as “The Baked Bean State,” it’s embedded in American history as the location of the first colony in New England. Massachusetts is also home to the oldest institution of higher education in the US, Harvard University, which was founded in 1636. Despite being one of the smallest states in the US, there are more than 80 colleges in Massachusetts, largely public or private not-for-profit institutions. This New England state has cold winters and warm summers, and its primary industries are Life Sciences, Finance, Information Technology, and Manufacturing. Top attractions are Martha’s Vineyard, the Freedom Trail, and Cape Cod.
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Harvard College

Harvard College is an undergraduate liberal arts school located in Cambridge, MA, within Harvard University. Founded in 1636, this private, very selective, Ivy League college is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and was...

“…Harvard University is truly among the most exclusive schools to be found anywhere on the globe. Attending such a prestigious University is very humbling, because when an institution takes the most knowledge thirsty minds from around the world and...” – Aus10

Boston University

Boston University is a private, non-profit university with a heavy emphasis on research. BU’s main location is right in its name—Boston, MA—but the university has flagship locations around the world, including in London, Sydney, and Washington, DC,...

“…Boston University is an elite university that is constantly improving. It is a very expensive college but has a lot of resources for its students. Students who wish to attend should be somewhat independent and not afraid to take full advantage of the...” – Daniel from Staten Island, NY

Northeastern University

A private research institution located in Boston, Northeastern University was founded in 1898. Northeastern is home to nine colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 90 academic majors. Additionally, the university operates a...

“…Northeastern is an incredible school. The professors truly want to see you succeed, the classes are far more interesting and engaging than I ever imagined they would be, and there is really a sense of community throughout the campus. From the amazing...” – Brooke from Marlton, NJ

Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
Boston College

Boston College is a 4-year Jesuit Catholic University and the first institution of higher learning founded in the city of Boston. BC is home to eight schools and colleges conferring degrees in over 50 fields of study. As a Catholic university, Boston...

“…bc is a great university that is geared for all types of students. it is a liberal arts university with schools in business, nursings, arts and sciences, and education. everyone at bc is friendly and outgoing, and it is a great choice for a college...” – Anonymous from Chestnut Hill, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, more commonly referred to as MIT, is a private research university that focuses on scientific and technological research. Located on 166 acres of land in Cambridge, MA, MIT maintains five schools hosting 30...

“…Despite preconceived notions of MIT, students here are not cut throat; rather, more like the cliché “we’re all in it together”. Although, as much as they say it’s not competitive, it really is. The attitude/atmosphere doesn’t feel competitive like...” – Michael from Waynesville, OH

Tufts University

Tufts University is a 4-year private institution with three campuses in the Boston area. Tufts is home to 12 colleges and schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in over 90 academic majors and minors. The school is known for their popular a capella...

“…Tufts is a community of Global Citizens-- students and faculty who want to make this world a better place from our campus community to the global community. People here each have unique passions that could work to isolate us all; however, Tufts...” – Proud Jumbo from Oakland, CA

Emerson College

Emerson College is liberal arts college focusing on communication and the arts located in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1880 as a "school of oratory," Emerson still focuses largely on communication, just through 26 majors that culminate in a...

“…Emerson is teaching me a great deal about the arts that I was never able to learn in my basic college-prep high school program. As a Writing, Literature, and Publishing major, I'm learning a lot about how real world events influence the creation of...” – Erika from Trainer, PA

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

The largest public university in New England, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst is the original campus in the UM System. UMass is a land-grant university with the “Highest Research Activity" and the U.S. News & World Report ranks the UMass...

“…For a great undergraduate education you don't need to spend tons of money, especially if you are planing to continue you education after undergrad. UMass Amherst has understanding professors, knowledgeable teaching assistants, award winning dining,...” – Naja from Millville, MA

Amherst College

Amherst College is a highly selective private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, that was founded in 1821. As a member of the Five College Consortium that has replaced student loans with grants on their financial aid plans, Amherst is...

“…I love my classes. Our class sizes are REALLY small. My class sizes range from 8-25 students. Professors put you on the spot and ask you if you're sick if you missed class, and they know you by name the second day of class. We're reading original...” – Anonymous from CA

Suffolk University

Located a short walk from the Massachusetts State House and Boston Common, Suffolk University is a private research institution in Boston. Suffolk confers undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 100 fields of study. For students interested in...

“…Suffolk is the absolute best, in an amazing location (the heart of downton Boston). Suffolk has amazing professors who really care and give go good intuitive work but never seem to drown you in it. And the activities (everything from celebrity...” – Marcus from Bolton Landing, NY

University of Massachusetts-Boston

From its waterfront campus overlooking Dorchester Bay, the University of Massachusetts-Boston is a 4-year public research institution and part of the UMass system. UMass Boston is home to 10 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in 77...

“…I love the classes and my teachers. Its really cool to be in such a diverse environment. ” – Emily

Brandeis University

Brandeis University is a private, nonsectarian institution founded by the Jewish community and named after the Supreme Court’s first Jewish justice. The 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts, and home to more than 100...

“…Brandeis is an all inclusive school with everything a student could wish for. Busting at the seams with student diversity, clubs of all kinds, and professors that you can approach at almost any time, the smaller community of Brandeis University is...” – ManOfLaMancha

Williams College

Founded with funding from the estate of a Massachusetts Bay colonist, Williams College is a liberal arts institution in northwest Massachusetts. Williams is home to three divisions of Mathematics & Science, Languages, and Social Sciences conferring...

“…williams is wiliam-sy in its own williamstown way - you need to talk to the students to get a sense of what that means. academic rigorous, but everyone helps each other get through it. the people here - students, staff, faculty - is what drives the...” – williams freshman

Bentley University

Bentley University is a private institution in the Boston area with a focus on combining business education with arts and sciences. Bentley confers undergraduate degrees in 25 academic fields of study and also enables students to customize a major....

“…The teachers are incredibly helpful and I am learning so much in this school. There are also a lot of help throughout the campus in different labs and workshops. ” – Edimil from Haverhill, MA

Clark University

Clark University is a private institution located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Clark offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors structured around Clark’s Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP) curriculum which includes a small...

“…I have, quite honestly, learned more in my first semester at Clark than I ever have in my entire life. The academics here are very good but in some cases you have to step up your own learning, it isn't always handed to you. All my professors are...” – Olivia from West Hartford, CT

Berklee College of Music

The Berklee College of Music is a school of the musical and performing arts in Boston and one of the largest contemporary music colleges in the world. Berklee consists of the College of Music and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee conferring bachelor...

“…about the music business” – Lynne from Suisun City, CA

Wellesley College

Founded in 1870, Wellesley College is a 4-year liberal arts college for women in eastern Massachusetts as well as a member of the Seven Sisters Colleges and Three-College Alliance. Wellesley confers undergraduate degrees in over 50 departmental and...

“…Wellesley is an excellent liberal arts school because, in a nutshell, they teach you how to figure the world out for yourself. They have excellence in everything: faculty, location, students, campus, dining, residential staff, dorms, comprehensive...” – Christine from Salt Lake City, UT

Smith College
Northampton, MA
Smith College

Smith College is an all-female liberal arts institution in western Massachusetts and the largest all-women’s college in the country. The biggest school among the Seven Sisters Colleges, Smith offers degrees and certificates in over 50 areas of study...

“…The academics at Smith are amazing. There are no core classes and the professors are excellent. If there's something Smith doesn't have, you can easily enroll in a class at one of the other colleges of the Five College Consortium. ” – Veronica from Plymouth, MA

Babson College
Babson Park, MA
Babson College

Founded in 1919, Babson College is a college of business in the greater Boston area. Babson offers an undergraduate curriculum in Business and Entrepreneurship and the college includes an accelerated degree program that enables students to graduate...

“…Definitely will learn about setting up and running a business. Students work a lot in groups, so learning about people and cultures is a good thing.” – CK from Southern California

Bridgewater State University

Founded in 1840, Bridgewater State University is a 4-year public school in the greater Boston area. Bridgewater State encompasses colleges of Science & Mathematics, Business, Education, and Humanities granting undergrad degrees in over 90 fields of...

“…Every class that I have taken I have learned something useful from it. I enjoy most of the classes that I have/am taking. There are a lot of core requirements but most of them are helpful and you might even find a class that you enjoy and would like...” – Breanna from Pittsfield, ME

College of the Holy Cross

Founded by Jesuits, the College of the Holy Cross is a liberal arts college in Worcester and the oldest Roman Catholic school in New England. Holy Cross confers bachelor’s degrees in 30 academic fields of study and is also home to 10 student-designed...

“…The academics at Holy Cross seem intense, and the students here study more than at most other colleges. With a Princeton Review academic rating of 98, only five other colleges and university's place above it. More than just pure academics, Holy Cross...” – Kaylie from Ashburnham, MA

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Founded in 1865, Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a school of engineering and technology in central Massachusetts. WPI grants bachelor’s degrees in 32 technical and scientific fields of study. In addition, every academic program is centered around...

“…Classes are fast paced and can be difficult but there are many resources to help you. Professors are generally willing to help, as are other students. The Math and Science Help Center (MASH) is extremely useful for early math and science classes. An...” – Alana from Taunton, MA

Salem State University

Established in 1854, Salem State University is a 4-year public school in the greater Boston area. Salem State grants bachelor’s degrees in 32 academic programs with a focus on liberal arts and sciences. In addition to classroom facilities, Salem...

“…All of my classes at Salem State teach me the basics of the subject, as well as things I will use in my every day life. This past semester in my Child Growth class, my professor gave us everyday examples of how we will use what we have learned. We...” – Hayley from Methuen, MA

Stonehill College

Founded by the Congregation of the Holy Cross, Stonehill College is a Catholic liberal arts college in southeast Massachusetts. Stonehill confers bachelor’s degrees in over 80 academic programs and all students are required to participate in a...

“…At Stonehill, I feel as though I am learning a lot. I am currently a biology major. My classes are challenging although they are doable. There are only 2,500 students in my school which leads to an average classroom size of 25. My professors all...” – Nina from Mount Sinai, NY

Endicott College

With a campus overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Endicott College is a 4-year private school in the greater Boston area. Endicott is home to nine colleges granting undergraduate degrees and the college’s experiential learning program enables students to...

“…Endicott's professors WANT you to succeed. None of your classes will have more than 25 students, so your teacher knows your name. They all have office hours to make themselves available to you for some extra help or whatever you need to stay on top...” – Kaila from Tewksbury, MA

Lesley University

Lesley University is a 4-year private school in the greater Boston area. Originally founded as a teacher training institution, Lesley is now home to colleges of Art & Design, Liberal Arts, Education, and Social Sciences granting undergrad degrees in...

“…Within a semester, I was already prepared with a new arsenal of ideas and knowledge. Compared to what I've learned here, I learned nothing in high school. The staff, services, resources, and most of all other students are all there to help you...” – Riva from New Gloucester, ME

Merrimack College
North Andover, MA

Founded by the Order of St. Augustine, Merrimack College is a Catholic-affiliated institution in the greater Boston area. Merrimack is home to five schools conferring over 100 undergrad and graduate degrees. As a Catholic college, Merrimack...

“…Merrimack College is a small college with an excellent education system. The campus is filled with professors and advisors who are knowledgable and willing to point you in the right direction. Receiving an education from this institution is certainly...” – Lisa from Salem, NH

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Wentworth Institute of Technology is 4-year college in Boston, Massachusetts. Wentworth is comprised of four colleges: Architecture, Design, and Construction Management; Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Computer Science; and Professional and...

“…The classes are a constant challenge. Everyday is a day full of knowledge.” – Danielle from Atkinson, NH

Regis College

Regis College is a 4-year coeducational Catholic school in the Boston area. Regis hosts colleges of Arts & Sciences, Nursing, Business, and Health Sciences conferring undergraduate degrees. As a Catholic college, Regis holds weekly Sunday mass at the...

“…Regis College has really good teachers who care about the student and do everything in their power to make sure the student understands the information they are receiving. The teachers are well educated themselves and also keep the classes...” – Medgine from Roslindale, MA

Hampshire College

Founded as a home for new ideas in higher education, Hampshire College is a 4-year liberal arts college in western Massachusetts. Hampshire challenges all students to create an individualized curriculum culminating in a year-long advanced study...

“…You'll be stressed, and getting through the Hampshire system does take a lot of work and patience, but if you put in the time you'll learn so much you can't even fathom it. ” – Eliza from Columbia, MD

Dean College

Founded in 1865, Dean College is a private institution based in the suburban town of Franklin, Massachusetts. Many students choose to study dance, drama and theater production, or athletic training. Dean is a sustainable campus and uses LED lighting,...

“…If you come to Dean wanting to learn, you're going to take a lot away from the experience. I was a Criminal Justice major, and was fortunate enough to have Professor Couture for my Intro to Crim class. She has a system set up where you can earn...” – Kristen from Millville, MA

Springfield College

Founded in 1856, Mars Hill University is a 4-year Christian liberal arts college in western North Carolina and the region’s oldest institution of higher learning operating on its original site. Nestled among the mountains, Mars Hill confers bachelor...

“…The classes are small so the professors really pay attention to you and help you out.” – Libby from MA

Simmons University

Simmons University is a private, liberal arts university located in Boston, Massachusetts. Simmons offers a women’s undergraduate education in 60+ majors and programs, as well as four graduate schools for its co-ed graduate population. The university...

“…simmons college is a prestigious all women's college with a tight knit community in a large city. simmons is your first stop to success! they set you up for not only your major but for becoming a powerful woman in the work field.” – Melissa from Boston, MA

Mount Holyoke College

Founded in 1837, Mount Holyoke College is a 4-year women’s liberal arts college in western Massachusetts. The oldest college among the Seven Sisters, Mount Holyoke grants undergraduate degrees in 48 academic majors and also gives students the...

“…Mount Holyoke is a great school with great facilities. There is also a great 5 College consortium that allows you to further expand your depth of knowledge and connections with students/professors in your field. The small class sizes give students a...” – Nia

Assumption College

Assumption College is a private institution in Worcester, Massachusetts, founded by the Augustinians of the Assumption. It offers a liberal arts curriculum grounded in Catholic tradition and is a member of both the International Federation of...

“…You might think that all you could learn at a Liberal Arts College is art appreciation and how to analyze someone. Assumption College does offer that and much more. At first, I did not want to go here, my mother encouraged me to, but then I got to...” – Giovanna from Billerica, MA

Curry College

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private institution based in Milton, Massachusetts. The school operates a main campus near a state park in Norfolk county and a satellite campus in Plymouth. All students must take a General Education curriculum...

“…I transfered to Curry College last semester and loved that it was a small school and the professors were very helpful with anything you needed. Curry has a great campaus and very small class sizes which is very easy to learn from. Also since the...” – Joseph from Canton, MA

Cambridge College

Cambridge College is a private, not-for-profit institution located in Boston, Massachusetts, that focuses on adult learners. CC offers most classes in the evening and on weekends at any of their five campuses, as well as hybrid courses that can be...

“…Love this college. The classes are catered to adults with jobs and most have children. The teachers understand this.” – peggy from Jamaica Plain, MA

Fisher College

With campus a short walk from the Boston Public Garden, Fisher College is a 4-year private school in Boston. Fisher confers undergraduate degrees in over 20 academic majors and 15 minors, as well as graduate degrees. Additionally, Fisher is home to a...

“…I am an international student at Fisher college and all of my teachers that i had by far were great. I am majoring in business and this is a really good place to consider in boston if you want to get an associates degree first. Small school size and...” – Dmitry

Founded in 1838 by educational activist and politician Horace Mann, Westfield State University is a 4-year public school in south western Massachusetts. Westfield State is noteworthy for being the first co-educational college to admit students of all...

“…The classes are challenging and interesting. I do not feel over-whelmed at all. The classes in my major (Criminal Justice) are the most interesting. They are so fun to attend that it makes learing easy!” – Kelsey from Templeton, MA

Worcester State University

Founded in 1874, Worcester State University is a liberal arts and sciences institution situated in Worcester, Massachusetts. The campus includes wooded areas and wetlands. Worcester offers curriculum oriented around a teamwork and problem solving....

“…worcester state university offers a great education for a great price. college is very expensive and its nice to know i wont be even close to $100,000 in debt upon graduation (especially since i want to obtain a masters degree later on). commuting...” – Kayla from Grafton, MA

Becker College

Formed by the union of two Massachusetts educational institutions, Becker College is a 4-year college in central Massachusetts and one of the 25 oldest institutions of higher learning in the United States. Becker is home to five schools across two...

“…I am learning many different ways to communicate with people. Before everyone started school we had many orientations to get to know more people so we weren't lost and didn't know anyone. Everyone is very friendly and helpful no matter what the...” – Stacy from Marlborough, MA

Western New England University

Originally founded as a satellite campus of Northeastern University, Western New England University is a 4-year private school in south central Massachusetts. Western New England confers bachelor’s degrees in over 45 academic majors and also houses...

“…Western New England is a great college all around. From the faculty to the students, everyone is here to help. The academics are also very demanding but worth it in the end. I have learned so much in the past two years here.” – Catariny from Norwich, CT

Mount Ida College

This college is closed as of May 2018. 

“…mount ida is a great school. i have made lots of friends and have learned many new things. i know have great leadership abilities that i did not have before.” – Matthew from RUTLAND, MA

Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in Boston, Massachusetts. The college offers courses at all hours, including daytime, afternoon, early-evening, late-evening, midnight, and weekends, with fully-online options...

“…Bunker Hill Community College is not only diverse, but the atmosphere over here is great. The school provides it's students with many great opportunities and with the help of the great staff. ” – Tashi from Malden, MA

Elms College

Elms College is a 4-year liberal arts institution located in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, MA, Elms is a Catholic college and offers mass Monday through Thursday, as well as missions trips, programs,...

“…Elms College is best described as a friendly, tight knit family. Being a smaller college, students quickly become familiar and comfortable with their professors and fellow students. With a diverse population of students, a beautiful campus, and...” – Rachel from Ellington, CT

University of Massachusetts-Lowell

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is the second largest public university in the state and maintains six colleges that collectively offer more than 175 degree programs. Programs at UMass Lowell span and interconnect the disciplines of business,...

“…UMass Lowell won't just teach you about writing, math, and science- it takes you beyond to learn about yourself. One must learn to manage time well with so many campus activities. The school also has a great amount of diversity, which helps students...” – Jessica from Bradford, MA

Originally founded as Miss Wheelock’s Kindergarten Training School, Boston University Wheelock is a college of education affiliated with Boston University. BU Wheelock confers bachelor’s degrees in 10 educational fields of study. Additionally, BU...

“…The classes are all really interesting and the professors know a lot and are great.” – Nicholas from Waterford, ME

Framingham State University

Founded in 1839, Framingham State University is a public institution based in Framingham, Massachusetts. Framingham operates the Center for Social Research, the Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Center for Education and Teaching Excellence, and the John C.....

“…The professors here are great. They are extremely willing to help you out if you ever need help. They want you to succeed, and they will do anything they can if you just ask.” – Lauren from Wrentham, MA

Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg State University is a public Massachusetts institution founded in 1894. It has a “selective” admissions process and provides a liberal arts and sciences curriculum integrated with professional programs. The most popular majors are exercise...

“…Classes are small and the professors are nice and really care about your success!” – Nicole from Salisbury, MA

Lasell College

Founded in 1851, Lasell College is a private institution situated in Newton, Massachusetts, outside of Boston. The school offers degree programs focused on professionalism and all students complete at least one internship during their time at Lasell....

“…Lasell College offers many appealing and intriguing courses designated to benefit your knowledge of your major. Also, the student to teacher ratio is roughly 15:1, so students get more attention in the classrooms. ” – Sarah from Wallingford, CT

Nichols College

Founded in 1815, Nichols College is a private nonprofit institution based in Dudley, Massachusetts. Nichols College offers a business-centered curriculum founded on a liberal arts education. It is a designated military-friendly school and provides...

“…The teachers are always there for you and are only an email away when outside the classroom. It is impossible to fail because the teachers are always caring and they want you to succeed.” – Joanna from Lawrence, MA

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Originally founded as a pair of state-chartered textile schools, the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth is a public school in southeast Massachusetts and a campus of the UMass system. UMass Dartmouth is home to seven colleges and schools...

“…I am only a freshman here and I love it already! Academically I enjoy attending my classes. I have many friends who moan and groan about going to class and I am EAGER to do so here! I have 4 classes now in lecture halls of about 200 students but the...” – female from Brockton, MA

Originally founded as a school for immigrants in 1855, American International College is a 4-year liberal arts college in southern Massachusetts. AIC is home to three schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in over 40 academic majors. To help students...

“…the school AIC is great. it is small which makes it easier to get around campus and for teachers to get to know you on a personal level. the area of Springfield that the school is placed in isn't very safe but the campus police make sure its safe on...” – Sofia from Mass

Wheaton College (MA)

Wheaton College is a 4-year, coeducational college located halfway between Boston and Providence in Norton, Massachusetts. Students can choose between more than 47 majors, all of which are influenced by the Wheaton Core Curriculum, which includes...

“…Wheaton is a small, intensive liberal arts college in Norton, MA. While the town of Norton isn't a great college town and the campus is small, Wheaton has a great campus community with active and engaged students, faculty, and staff. Classes are...” – Nicholas from Loudonville, NY

MCPHS University

Founded in 1823 as the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, MCPHS University is a private school of healthcare programs in Boston and the second-oldest college of pharmacy in the nation. MCPHS is home to 12 schools of healthcare hosting over 100...

“…You will never get bored, that's for sure! I am a third year PharmD student at MCPHS, and let me tell you, MCPHS is very serious when it comes to academics. Although you'll find that there aren't too many homework assignments like those you get in...” – Choua from Fitchburg, MA

Anna Maria College

Anna Maria College is a private liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of Saint Anne. The school provides a community service-focused curriculum rooted in the Roman Catholic faith. Popular areas of study include music and art therapy, health...

“…The student to teacher ratio is 15-1!” – Bernice from Bridgeport, CT

Bay Path University

Named for a trail utilized by Native Americans, Bay Path University is an all-female undergraduate college in southern Massachusetts with co-educational programs at the graduate level. Bay Path confers bachelor’s degrees in 58 programs of study and...

“…GREAT academics with a handful of amazing professors i.e. Professor Semprebon, Professor Drewniak, Professor Bacon..Forensic Science major WHOOP WHOOP=).” – Brianna from Elmont, NY

Newbury College is a private institution located in Brookline, Massachusetts, three miles outside of Boston, providing a liberal arts and career-focused education. Newbury College offers a Three-Year Degree program for many of their baccalaureates...

“…people will learn a lot because it is a nice small school and u can get one on one time with your professor when needed.” – Steven from West Haven, CT

Quincy College is a public, 2-year institution established in Massachusetts. Quincy offers 24 certificate programs and 34 associate degree programs, and it has been granted the ability to confer baccalaureate degrees as well. The college is a...

“…I've heard and read the courses here are great.” – Courtney from Dorchester, MA

Just minutes from the Massachusetts/Rhode Island border, Bristol Community College is situated between the Taunton River and Watuppa Pond in the town of Fall River. For female students, the Women’s Center at BCC offers empowerment through...

“…I've been to the campus it's clean and soothing; it's well looked after and taken care of. They have a map and clearly marked buildings for new students.” – Jessica from Brockton, MA

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Founded in response to a 19th century state edict requiring city public schools to include classes on drawing, the Massachusetts College of Art & Design is an art school in Boston. MassArt confers a Bachelor of Arts degree featuring 18 artistic...

“…I am learned so much about art and about myself as an artist. MassArt starts with a studio foundation year which helps students sharpen their skills and find out what they want to do (you don't have to declare your major untill the second semester)....” – Deanna from Newington, CT

Named for the Native American tribal chief who greeted the pilgrims on their arrival in America, Massasoit Community College is a 2-year institution in the greater Boston area. Massasoit’s three campuses are home to 21 associate degree programs...

“…Accounting wasn't my top choices for a career. But recently I took a class at Brockton High School and loved every moment of it. That is my new career in life.” – Beshawn from Brockton, MA

North Shore Community College is a 2-year community college serving northeast coastal Massachusetts with three campuses. NSCC confers degrees and certificates in over 80 fields of study and rewards outstanding students with a Dean’s List and...

“…I love my teachers!! They are so inspirational! They get you to understand what they teach, not just guide right through the materials. I have always found that once a class is over, I leave wanting to change myself and change the world for the...” – Kathleen from Danvers, MA

Holyoke Community College is a 2-year institution and the first community college established in Massachusetts. Holyoke features a diverse student body and the college has been designated an Hispanic-Serving Institution. Several of HCC’s over 100...

“…The professors are great, every one I had were very helpful and taught well. I am a photography major and the photo professors are such special people, I am so happy I went to HCC first to learn from them. Every photography major there come out pros...” – Sumiah from Chicopee, MA

From its 45 acre campus in a wooded area of the Boston suburbs, Pine Manor College is a liberal arts institution dedicated to serving low-income and first generation students. Eighty five percent of Pine Manor’s student body are the first person in...

“…I learned a lot that I didn't quite learn in high school. I improved on my Communication skills and writing. I also learn how to increase my analytical skills.” – Zoe from Worcester, MA

Quinsigamond Community College is a 2-year community college in Worcester, Massachusetts. QCC offers over 60 associate degree programs and 50 certificates. Outside of the classroom, the Credit for Prior Learning program affords the chance to earn QCC...

“…During my time here I have learned alot. The teacher's were always willing to help whoever was struggling, and they always answered any questions that I had.” – Timothy from Auburn, MA

Located just a few miles from the Massachusetts mainland, Cape Cod Community College is the only 2-year institution of higher learning on the Cape. The college is known as the “Four C’s” and is home to 21 academic divisions, including a Funeral...

“…At CCCCs you will find many dedicated professors. Many are retired professors from major universities. Because of the small size classes there are more chances to have one on one time with the professor to ask questions and receive help. The...” – Ainsley from Osterville, MA

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Bard College at Simon's Rock is an early college with “more selective” admissions where high school students can enroll before graduation. The average age at entry is 16. Simon’s Rock is based in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and provides a...

“…Even though it is the most stress a person can endure, any amount of time at this school is worth it. The professors are incredible and have so much wisdom to share. The community of students also makes every class a unique experience.” – Andro

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a 4-year college offering maritime-related degrees. MMA students are required to wear regimental-style uniforms in accordance with the Regiment of Cadets. The Academy operates the TS Kennedy, on which students...

“…They drill it everything you need to know into you.” – Wolfgang

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is a public, 4-year institution established in the city of North Adams. Beyond their traditional course offerings, MCLA also features a variety of additional academic opportunities, including travel courses,...

“…the information that I have seen on this school is outstanding the size counts a lot. I feel I can learn here and get a fun college experience” – Katlynn from Bucksport, ME

Boston Architectural College

Founded in 1889, Boston Architectural College is the largest college of spatial design in New England. The bachelor of architecture program curriculum combines classwork with professional employment at a design firm or through projects or...

“…I am a Master's of Design Studies Student focusing in Historic Preservation through BAC's distance learning program, and what I love most about the school is the responsiveness of the professors. They have all been wonderful resources for the...” – Jamie from Columbia, IL

Northern Essex Community College is a 2-year institution serving both northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. NECC offers associate degrees in 14 academic departments as well as innovative programs such as learning communities,...

“…because of the small classes. You get one-on-one interaction with the teachers. You learn more by the way the class is set up. Its organized and well prepared.” – Ashley from Lawrence, MA

Massachusetts Bay Community College is a 2-year institution with three campuses just outside of Boston. MassBay is home to seven academic departments offering degree and certificate programs and six associate degree programs are available entirely...

“…If all goes according to plan I will learn a lot since I am older and returning to college after a 16 year laps. This time I am more focused and determined to accomplish all my goals at MassBay!” – Susan

Gordon College

With campus a short distance from the shore of Cape Ann, Gordon College is a nondenominational Christian liberal arts college in northeast Massachusetts. Gordon grants undergraduate degrees in 30 academic majors and features a core curriculum focused...

“…Being at a Christian Liberal Arts school allows me to explore a wide variety of issues regarding faith and practice, while integrating course material in daily life.” – Teresa from Lake Saint Louis, MO

Eastern Nazarene College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Quincy, Massachusetts. The college offers over 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as the opportunity for students to attend a semester at Nashville...

“…I would rate Eastern Nazarene College a 9 out of a 10. I have learned so much about myself while attending. ” – Lisabeth from Brockton, MA

Franklin W Olin College of Engineering

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering is a private engineering school in the greater Boston area dedicated to training future innovators. Olin features a curriculum that encourages collaboration and culminates in undergraduate degrees in...

“…Olin has a very positive and unique environment. The college encourages students to experiment and pursue their interests by providing resources and help from faculty. Olin is also very small, so you get to know everyone quickly.” – Anonymous from California

Emmanuel College (MA)

Emmanuel College - Massachusetts is a private Roman Catholic institution. Originally a women’s college, it is now coeducational. EC is a part of the Colleges of Fenway consortium and operates two satellite locations in Quincy and Woburn as well as a...

“…The professors really make an effort to make sure students understand the material. The small student-to-faculty ratio allows for better comprehension and focused learning.” – Sarah from East Hartford, CT

Roxbury Community College is a 2-year community college in Boston dedicated to reducing economic and social barriers to opportunities for higher education. RCC is home to 25 associate degree programs in fields such as Web Technologies and Musical...

Mount Wachusett Community College is a 2-year institution with a main campus and three satellite locations in northern Massachusetts. Among the college’s over 70 academic programs, the Mount offers a number of accelerated courses that can be...

“…A great stepping stone that will help you achieve what you thought you never could before. Working around your own schedule and busy life at this college is definitely possible. MWCC will do whatever it takes to help you succeed and is with you...” – Shilo from Gardner, MA

Montserrat College of Art

Montserrat College of Art was founded by working creative professionals and operates on the tenet that “the practice of art, design, research, and creative enterprise has intrinsic value.” Montserrat confers Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFAs) in a variety...

“…I think this school has a lot to offer the artistic mind.” – Sara from, VT

The Boston Conservatory

Founded in 1867, The Boston Conservatory is a performing arts conservatory situated in Boston, Massachusetts. The Conservatory merged with the Berklee College of Music in 2016 and is now known as The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. The school offers...

“…A small school filled with talented people everywhere. The diversified population and talents of students allowed me to see and learn much broader. Everyone in the school supports each other with friendly and positive attitude, and it is located in...” – Tin Yi from Boston, MA

Springfield Technical Community College is a public, 2-year institution established in the state of Massachusetts. STCC is the only technical community college in the state, making its catalogue of over 90 career programs particularly unique to the...

“…This college offers an affordable academic system that can guide you onto the path of future successes. With an array of courses, this school provides the stepping stones to help familiarize yourself with the college environment. Most essential, the...” – William from Springfield, MA

Hult International Business School

Hult International Business school is a private institution that focuses on the finance, international relations, and marketing aspects of business. The school has campuses in San Francisco, Boston, London, Dubai, Shanghai, and New York. The...

Situated at the foot of Greenfield Mountain, Greenfield Community College is a 2-year institution in northwest Massachusetts. GCC is home to 11 academic departments hosting 75 degree and certificate-granting programs. Additionally, GCC partners with...

“…i love this school, everything about it is so inviting and comfortable. everyone in the school is so friendly and the is so much help available if you need it there is no way you cannot succeed here. i would highly recommend this school.” – Meagan from Greenfield, MA

Berkshire Community College is a 2-year institution and the oldest community college in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. BCC is home to 15 academic departments granting degrees and certificates as well as an honors program. The college’s...

Founded by Massachusetts General Hospital, the MGH Institute of Health Professions is a graduate-level medical school in Boston. US News & World Report ranks MGH Institute’s Physical Therapy department number eight in the nation and its Speech...

William James College is a psychology-oriented graduate institution established in Newton, Massachusetts. The college values experiential learning and offers many opportunities for field placement in a variety of potential settings. Students enrolled...

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is a technology and engineering school in Boston. BFIT offers science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees, and is the only college in Massachusetts to offer degree programs in Opticianry....

With campus situated a short walk from the Public Garden, Bay State College is a for-profit college in Boston. Bay State offers bachelor’s and associate degrees in more than 15 areas of study. In addition to classroom work, students participate in a...

Labouré College is a Catholic school of nursing and healthcare studies in the greater Boston area. The majority of Labouré’s student population is made up of adult learners looking to transition to a career in the health science field. The college’s...

“…in setting my goal of becoming an RN.” – Glorimar from Methuen, MA

The New England Conservatory of Music is a private, musical education institution established in Boston, Massachusetts. As the oldest school of music in the country, as well as one of the most distinguished, NEC offers undergraduate and graduate...

“…The Conservatory is an inspirational environment that fosters incredible talent without the cut-throat aura that most top music schools come with. As a top Music school in the world, the professors come from near and far with a level of expertise...” – Corey from Boston, MA

The Massachusetts School of Law is a legal institution in northeast Massachusetts. The JD program at MSLAW gives students the chance to choose from six legal concentrations and is available in full time 3-year and part time 4-year curricula....

With a campus down by the banks of the River Charles, the New England College of Optometry is a Boston-based graduate institution training students for careers in the field of eye care. NECO instructs students in visual, ocular, and systemic care...

From its campus adjacent to Boston Common, the Urban College of Boston is a 2-year college in the heart of the Massachusetts state capital. UCB offers three associate degrees in Human Services Administration, General Studies, and Early Childhood...

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary is an Evangelical Christian graduate institution with a main campus in northeast Massachusetts and adult education campuses in Charlotte and Jacksonville. Gordon-Conwell features an international and diverse...

Located in the Cambridge, Massachusetts neighborhood of Harvard Square, the Longy School of Music of Bard College is a conservatory of the musical arts. Longy is home to 4-year Undergraduate Diploma programs in seven musical concentrations such as...

Originally founded in Rhode Island, Northpoint Bible College is a Christian school training students for Pentecostal ministry in northeast Massachusetts. To provide that training, NBC offers an associate degree in Bible and Theology featuring a...

With a campus adjacent to Boston’s Back Bay Fens, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University is a studio art school and a partnership between a prominent New England museum and college. The SMFA Bachelor of Fine Arts program encourages...

“…The professors love what they are teaching and therefore get involved in everything you do. They are always willing to help with projects and they give good feedback. The academics that are taken through Tufts are also excellent as well. The...” – Massachusetts

Established in 1908, the  England Law School in Boston is a private law institution located in Massachusetts. NESL Boston offers both a Juris Doctor degree program, which is available in full-time, part-time-day, part-time-evening, and accelerated...

Situated just outside of downtown Boston, Boston Baptist College is a Christian institution affiliated with the Baptist Bible Fellowship International. As Boston’s only evangelical college, Boston Baptist offers a bachelor’s degree in Ministry with...

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