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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“…The students are great, teamwork is encouraged (I've heard from transfers that it is to a unique degree), there are a lot of ambitious people but nobody is too competitive. There are a million things to do, in terms of academics, extracurriculars,...” – Current Sophomore

“…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 has an excellent sense of community and immediately upon entering you feel right at home. The professors are helpful and they want to see their students succeed. The athletics and the multitude of on-campus activities give students a...” – Bailey from Queensbury, NY

Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

“…Boston College is a welcoming community of excited students. The environment here is friendly and professor are committed to students well-being. Friendships made here last a lifetime.” – A Student

“…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 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

“…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

“…When I first applied, I really had no interest in going to Brandeis. Somehow I wound up changing my mind, and after taking a closer look, I fell in love. Now I'm here and not a day goes by that I'm not proud to be a Brandeisian.” – Alexander from North Branford, CT

“…Williams is not a college fore everyone. I have realized that unless students are willing to accept and live in the purple bubble for four years, it will be a difficult adjustment. With that being said, I love Williams because without the experience...” – A Willy Junior

“…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

“…Diverse, Friendly, Welcoming” – from Somerville, MA

“…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

“…The college campus is really beautiful with a lot of natural scenery. The students tend to be affluent young women with strenuous academic goals and there is a large LGBTQ presence on campus in addition to other social activism movements. The classes...” – Bronx, NY

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 a clean, safe and neat campus to be on. The professors are helpful and make time for their students. Finishing classes for a degree seem easy and and helpful.” – Holly from Haverhill, MA

“…Lesley is a small enough school to feel at home, but has a large enough reach to feel like apart of a larger world. This very environmentally conscious school helps each student grow exponentially as a student through a huge variety of opportunities...” – Margaret from North Kingstown, RI

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 is a remarkable institution in which I have been able to explore my interests and discover new passions that I would not have otherwise discovered. Their innovative take on learning and teaching allows the student to pursue...” – Rodrigo

“…Good opportunity for students who need a second chance. Many resources for extra help. Make sure you succeed.” – A.M. from MA

“…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 provides an excellent learning environment for its students. The faculty truly do care about their students. There is always something to do near the school and the location is great.” – Erika from Boston, MA

“…I once heard Mount Holyoke College described as Harvard meets Hogwarts meets the movie 'Mona Lisa's Smile'. It was not until my first week on campus that I realized the truth behind this description. Not only was I sitting in a classroom with some of...” – Emma from Saint Michaels, AZ

“…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

“…This seems like a great school, the people were really nice and now this is my first choice.” – Jasmine from New Bedford, 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

“…Excellent education program with helpful and compassionate professors. ” – Lillian from Sheffield, MA

“…worcester state is a small quiet school. it has small class sizes which gives you the chance to get to know you professors. ” – Yesenia from Worcester, 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

“…Western New England University has a gorgeous campus with challenging academic programs and numerous clubs. Teachers are helpful and the classes are small enough for personal attention. It is a great school for students looking for strong academics...” – Paige from Waterford, NY

“…Mount Ida College is a very diverse college that welcomes students seeking various majors. It is a beautiful, small campus where you tend to know of most of the majority of the staff and students. I would give Mount Ida a great rating because in...” – Meg

“…on a scale from one to ten, i would rate bunker hill community college a 10. i love the learning dynamic as well as the cultural values it up holds. ” – Tatyana from Cambridge, MA

“…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

“…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

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“…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

“…American International College is one of the most diverse and welcoming schools I have ever set my foot on. This campus not only invites and welcomes their students but guides them in the right direction and encourages their students to be the best....” – Milka 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

“…This college is not for people who want to party all day long with a huge campus and get in trouble. This college is for aspiring medical students who want to make a difference in the world, in a small campus with tiny classes which help you focus on...” – Ashwin from North Potomac, MD

“…AMC is a small Catholic college in the middle of nowhere, north of Worcester. It is well-renowned for programs for music, sciences, and art. The teachers are knowledgeable and care about their students.” – Anonymous from MA

“…the campus is small, friendly and welcoming to new and transfer students. it was a great education program and other majors. ” – Jessica from Longmeadow, 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 great school with great programs. The professors are very helpful and they're always there to help. They have great resources for all students, no matter what their major is. ”

“…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

“…A great school for someone that has been out for some time. The teachers are easy to talk to and are very reassuring. The school makes you feel at ease when you walk through the doors.” – Stacey from Seabrook, NH

“…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

“…Quinsigamond Community College is affordable and convenient. This college allows you to balance your education with your work/family responsibilities. Quinsigamonds staff and faculty is always willing to help you in the right direction for your...” – Kristen from Clinton, MA

“…Cape Cod Community College has wonderful teachers and small classes so you don't get lost in the crowd! The faculty are always welcoming and helpful and are really rooting for you! I could not imagine going to any other school, I have loved all my...” – Katelyn from East Wareham, 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 a great school to attend and graduate from. This school helps you gain a lot of confidence in yourself and your knowledge. The Academy has a great network of graduates helping out and hiring students.” – ian from arlington, 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

“…Northern Essex Community College has been one of the best things that's ever happened to me. They allowed me to start my education off on the right path without drowning me in student loans and debt. They offer a wide variety of classes with a wide...” – Jennifer from Newburyport, 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

“…Great campus, people there are very nice and will help you out.” – MA Student

“…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

“…LESS CROWD - MORE ATTENTION - 9:1 TEACHER - STUDENT HARD WORKING STUDENTS CAN ACHIEVE A LOT SOBER CROWD ” – Shruti from India

“…Emmanuel has a small classroom setting within the large Boston community. As a science major, the lab work we get to do it incredible for the size of our school compared to others. The professors will go above and beyond to make sure we are...” – Kristina from Narragansett, RI

“…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

“…This school is a green school that is very involved with the community. They are willing to help students succeed. I personally have had the best experience here.” – Tiffianie from Baldwinville, 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

“…I love this school. It has great people, great teachers, great computer labs, great everything. Its challenging and fun, an awesome school.” – Carissa from West Springfield, 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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