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 is a place of innovation and discovery. It is a community of scholars, who are very intelligent, ambitious, and collaborative. The most distinctive feature of Harvard is the vibrant energy that characterizes its student body, and that drives...” – CLAUDIA from CAMBRIDGE, MA

“…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

“…Coming from Hawaii I thought there would be quite a culture shock, and that I might not fit in here in Boston, but everyone here has been incredibly friendly! The atmosphere at Northeastern is one of academic excellence, with particular emphasis on...” – Billy from Kailua, HI

Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

“…Boston College is more than a school, is a supportive community. The administration and students truly care about each other and try to help each other as much as possible. I cannot image a better environment to grow mentally, personally, and...” – Andrea from Jackson Heights, NY

“…The students here are all brilliant, motivated, inspired people. Everywhere you go there is amazing science happening, and every individual has terrific opportunities through the UROP program and the many research connections that MIT has to gain...” – Jedidiah from Acton, ME

“…tufts is a phenomenal research university. it's a great community made up of interesting and friendly students and professors, and it's welcoming to students with every academic interest imaginable. you'll like it here.” – Thomas from Braintree, MA

“…Emerson is a magical school filled with people that are super-accepting in one of the most magical cities in the world. Unfairly stereotyped as a hipster school, it's surprising how many Emerson kids break the supposed stereotype. If you have a...” – Brittany from Kyle, TX

“… Umass Amherst is a great school with abundant of activities and academic assistance. Within a nice and suitable environment to study and learn, you will able to explore one of the most beautiful places in the world.” – Jian from Jamaica Plain, MA

“…You learn more about the world and yourself than you can possible imagine. Intellectual diversity and curiosity are cornerstones of Amherst and are ingrained into every aspect of daily life. It's a college that both allows and trusts you to be self...” – NQS from New York

“…Suffolk University has great professors that not only challenge your mind but guide you thoroughly through the course. The campus is in the heart of Boston which is another plus. And there are also so many opportunities for clubs and activities for...” – Desiree from Beverly, MA

“…umass boston is a booming commuter school. people from all over the world go to umass boston. the college of nursing and health sciences is awesome.” – Maureen from West Roxbury, MA

“…Brandeis is an amazing university with tons of opportunities. It provides the fun vibe of a summer camp while also fostering great knowledge and a professional atmosphere - you form great relationships not only with your peers, but with your...” – Alexandra from Seattle, WA

“…Williams College is a really fruitful environment where intelligence and hard work thrives. The interactions amongst students and professors breeds an environment in which ALL learn and benefit. The opportunities that this institution presents are...” – Demarius from Calumet City, IL

“…The perfect school if you want to do business. The curriculum is tough, but it teaches you a lot about the business world. The people are awesome, everyone is really welcoming and the faculty is outstanding, and we live off of Microsoft Outlook and...” – Arjun from Cambridge, MA

“…Clark has a beautiful Campus. The people are extremely friendly and easy to get along with. The teachers love it when you come in for extra help, and also love to debate their topics with you.” – Mariah from Avon, CT

“…berklee college of music is a place for dedicated, determined, and passionate musicians to thrive, discover, and gain knowledge beyond what they thought was possible. ” – Elizabeth from Fairhaven, MA

“…Attending Wellesley was the best decision I have ever made. It is an empowering and inspiring place. It has provided me with opportunities I would have never imagined.” – Meagan from Wellesley, MA

Smith College
Northampton, MA

“…An academic challenge that pushes you to perfection. A social challenge that make or break you. A tradition of great women.” – Katherine class of 2014

Babson College
Babson Park, MA

“…Babson College is a small business school in the suburbs of Boston. Its entrepreneurship program has been rated #1 in the country for something like 18 years in a row, and it was recently rated #1 for business overall in Money Magazine, so it is very...” – Katerina from East Setauket, NY

“…Bridgewater State University is a clean, suburban and quiet campus with a very friendly feel. The campus's attractive buildings and grounds make it the ideal place to enjoy the outdoors. It has been my experience as a resident to enjoy that the staff...” – John from Fall River, MA

“…Holy Cross has an amazing community in which everyone can find their own place. The academics are top notch but there is also an emphasis on making and building friendships and connections that will last throughout one's life. Holy Cross provides...” – Bethany from West Greenwich, RI

“…if an engineering degree is what you desire, wpi is the place to go. excellent academics and highly accredited programs. an emphasis on projects and hands-on learning provides real-life experience and preparation.” – Tori from Jefferson Hills, PA

“…salem state is a growing school with facilities being updated every year. the course offerings are vast, although some are only offered at certain times of the year or certain times of day. the student body is very diverse and welcoming.” – Meghan from Beverly, MA

“…The Campus is beautiful, seeing the animals left and right makes me smile. Nice professors that like us to visit office hours. Professors challenge us so we can succeed.” – Ahmed from Revere, MA

“…Endicott College is an institution based on helping the needs of students. With rigorous course work, an overload of student activities and an involved president, EC is somewhere worth spending the next four years of my life. The college has a wide...” – Alyssa

“…Provides a great environment for the pursuit of writing, education, and expressive therapies. Small-school feel with big-city surroundings. Engaged professors and small class sizes.” – Rachel from Boston, MA

Merrimack College
North Andover, MA

“…One of the best places I have ever been at. I love the campus life, professors and students. There are so many opportunities for growth and development both physically and mentally.” – David from Lawrence, MA

“…A rapidly expanding university. With small class sizes and professors who care about your growth. Located in one of the premiere cities to go to school in.” – Stephen from Belchertown, MA

“…Regis College is a small private college that is dedicated to helping students reach their full potential in and outside of the classroom. Professors are enthusiastic about learning and building relationships with the Regis community and our dear...” – Brianna from Framingham, MA

“…Hampshire College has a beautiful campus, creative engaging students and a unique approach to education.” – Kahari from Springfield, MA

“…Dean College is an out standing school, The classes are small which gives the teacher enough time to answer questions, dedicate their self get to know each student.” – Daquan from Maplewood, NJ

“…springfield college is an amazing school with a beautiful campus. the professors are wonderful and very helpful. i would definitely rank this school at the top!” – Chris

“…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 has great programs in life and human sciences. If you are a student here you will find many opportunities to get involved with your community on campus and beyond. Prepare to study, study, study -- lots of homework folks!!!” – Alexandra from Lexington, MA

“…Assumption College provides students with the tools and skills for an independent and bright future. Classes are challenging, but not intimidating, because professors are always accessible to help. Assumption College is a small but comfortable...” – Jonathan from Holden, MA

“…I love Curry College. It provides me with the means for success and adventure. I would recommend anyone to come to this small community.” – Em21261 from Foxboro, MA

“…I love this school and will do all my degree here. I am going to go thought to my Masters in this school.” – Rebecca from North Attleboro, MA

“…Westfield does the best it can to create a good environment for all of its students. It is a great place to be. It is a real home to many of its students” – Kate

“…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

“…It was everything I wanted in a college. The professors are smart and extremely helpful. I wouldn't want to go any place else. ” – Daniel from Plymouth, MA

“…A very amazing and relatively small school with regard to classroom size. Lots of majors and very nice buildings with extremely nice and helpful teachers. One hell of a neuroscience program ;)” – Caitlynn from Augusta, ME

“…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 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 is a very good college with many nice people that encourage and motivate their students to be professionals in the future. not every college take from their time to dedicated to the needs of their students and how they are doing in class...” – Ariana from Chicopee, MA

“…The University of Massachusetts Lowell provides an outstanding atmosphere for students to excel. The community is very welcoming and the teachers are above adequate. The University has a great recreational center that allows students to separate from...” – Jordyn from Salem, NH

“…Wheelock College is a great school with many opportunities. The Mission statement at Wheelock College is what I was looking for as a student. Because of its mission statement Wheelock College is where I belong.” – Fallon from Providence, RI

“…Framingham State University is a small, tightly knit, diverse community. Framingham State has a very challenging academic program. Framingham State is an affordable school.” – Deborah from Everett, MA

“…Fitchburg State University becomes your second home when you enter it's doors. The friendly and professional atmosphere is very enjoyable and nice to live around. Not only that but the programs it offers are very challenging yet fun and challenging.” – Carlos from Worcester, MA

“…This college is small with 1700 undergrad. You can have easy professors or you can have hard ones depending on your major you may have a lot of work or not. Time management Is key.” – Mariana from Auburndale, MA

“…Nichols College is a small four year business school. It is located in the rural area of Dudley Massachusetts. If you are looking for a place to start fresh and create your own identity, Nichols College is the place to start.” – mario from Worcester, MA

“…I love the conspiracies behind the architecture and the never ending steps. I love the campanile and the sitting places every two feet. The community I have found on campus is more fulfilling than any I have known before.” – Victoria from Plainville, MA

“…This college is quite diverse and fit for an individual looking for a small school to fit in. small classes and lot of attention from professors” – Amoya from Springfield, MA

“…I loved the campus and felt completely at home when i visited a couple of months ago. Everyone is really nice and I feel like I can achieve my career goals there at Wheaton.” – Alexa from Houston, TX

“…i absolultey love the experience that i had while attending mcphs. the community is very welcoming, education is superb, and the faculty and staff are very welcoming. overall great college to attend,” – Aurora from Boston, MA

“…Anna Maria College is a beautiful small campus college in the town of Paxton, Massachusetts. We are a family here, and through daily interactions and events and programs, we truly get close to each other. There is always something amazing and new...” – Ernie from Nashua, NH

“… Bay Path is a wonderful college with a great community-like feel to it. Professors, students, and even facility workers are always so friendly. Plus, the school has pretty decent food!” – Erika from East Brookfield, MA

“…I love the classes that they offer at Newbury College. The size of the school is small, which means all my teacher know more about me. The location of the school is perfect.” – Karina from Cromwell, CT

“…Quincy college is a great local school. It offers small class sizes and more one on one time with instructors. It is quite affordable compared to near by schools.” – Catherine from Weymouth, MA

“…BCC is actually a really helpful and great school, especially if you are unsure of your major or just want to try out a variety of classes. Getting your Gen-Eds done here saves you money towards your Bachelor's degree and it allows you to see if that...” – Ashley from Swansea, MA

“…MassArt is a tremendous place for artists that are seeking a tight-knit community. You are surrounded by people who are passionate (for the most part) about art and creating. The faculty here is absolutely incredible and hearing opinions from working...” – Molly from Lynn, MA

“…Massasoit is a great school to start you on your college journey. You save money and can get all your general courses out of the way. Some of my best professors were at Massasoit.” – MD from Randolph, MA

“…North Shore Community college is a grate school to begin you academic career. They offer a MASS Transfer benefit that is worth looking into. You can cut 2 years of course work out (transfer as a junior) if you continue to a four year state college...” – Christen from Saugus, MA

“…Overall, excellent experience that can be had at this college. If time management is an issue due to work or family, they have the class for you. Trying doesn't hurt anyone. ” – Jonet'a from Springfield, MA

“…It is one of the best women college in the United. It is affordable compared to other private schools. The size of the classes make the student feel like they have their professor complete attention.” – Alcorneily from Everett, MA

“…Wonderful faculty that actually cares. There are teachers here who actually want you to succeed. More importantly, the cost of going here is cheap, and there is a diverse community.” – Xavier from Northbridge, MA

“…Cape Cod Community College is a great place for any student. The faculty work hard to make sure they are catering to the needs of all of their students, and the other students are also always willing to help. For people that want to take a more...” – Jeremy from East Falmouth, MA

“…the teachers are great; the administration is for the most part very good. student life on campus is very active. great barrington consists essentially of main street and a few small streets adjoining to it, and can sometimes be boring.” – Theresa from Middletown, NY

“…massachusetts maritime academy is one of only a few maritime academies in the united states, and is a fully accredited, and fully respected academy known worldwide. i would personally rate this school as high as possible, being able to compete with...” – Thomas from Stoneham, MA

“…Despite its lackluster buildings, MCLA is a really great community and a great college to get a degree from. The campus is made up of old buildings with new ideas and the two of them together create a great atmosphere that lets students have all of...” – Sophia from West Coxsackie, NY

“…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

“…I love everything about this school. Teachers are very supportive and genuinely want you to succeed. The staff in general are very helpful and go above and beyond to make sure your taken care of.” – Jacqueline from Methuen, MA

“…Massbay is a really good school to attend. The teachers are all passionate about their work and try there best to help their students learn to there full abilities. I definitely recommended this school for a great education. ” – Michelle from Leominster, MA

“…gordon is one of the top christian liberal arts colleges in the states, and the only non-denomenational christian college in the states! gordon succeeds in presenting exceptional academics and student life on campus. with helpful, engaging professors...” – Brittany from Peabody, MA

“…ENC is so amazing and God centered. The professors and other students help you grow spiritually and academically. We always have fun stuff on campus and everyday is an adventure. ” – Lauren from Webster, MA

“…olin is for engineers who want to change the world.” – Michelle from Towaco, NJ

“…Best school for Liberal Arts Students who want a close community,while pursuing big city dreams!” – Arianna from Holden, MA

“…roxbury is a wonderful school. the teachers are always there for u when you ask for help, they also have great activities for students to keep us engage in learning and keeping the mind stimulated so you focus more in school” – Anita from Boston, MA

“…Easy to locate campus and classes. Easy to understand catalog. Awesome website!” – Michelle from Gardner, MA

“…Montserrat College of Art is a small tight community. The staff is so helpful and supportive to everyone. The college accepts you as a whole person not just a student.” – Daniel from Westfield, MA

“…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 a friendly and positive attitude, and it is located in...” – Tin Yi from Boston, MA

“…They have really good professors for the most part. Easy to get to and easily accessible campus. Very competitive programs.” – Ariel from Chicopee, MA

“…GCC is an amazing school to attend. All the students, professors, and other staff are very friendly and are always willing to help you. The school is very comfortable and made to meet each students goal.” – Desiree from Turnersfalls, MA

“…Berkshire Community College is a top notch school committed to excellence. Standards are high; teachers are accessible; success depends upon a commitment to learning! It's the greatest! ” – Louisa from Lenox, MA

“…Benjamin Franklin is a great school with great teachers and class mates. I always thought i was going to feel lost in college but at Benjamin Franklin i fit right in. Its a great school with teachers that really know what they're doing.” – Angel from Roslindale, MA

“…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

“…This seminary is a great institution for people that have aspirations for ministry. There are many different majors available from church history, to ancient languages. If you want to study all aspects of religious studies, this is the seminary for...” – Richard from New Bedford, MA

“…The undergraduate theory and solfege are one of the best in the country. Using the textbooks of the Paris Conservatory, you will get a rigorous musical education here.” – Solfege rulz

“…Fantastic Student for Ministry based accademics. Often called the West Point of Bible Colleges. The greatest place you would ever want to be.” – Jeremy from North Bellmore, NY

“…Boston Baptist College is a small school with professors and faculty that truly care. It is not uncommon to find professors sitting with students at lunch investing in their lives. Students are encouraged to do their best and set up to be properly...” – Juliette from Johnston, RI

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