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 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

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 urban university that still has a campus. The focus of the program are the co-op jobs that most students take three times throughout their five years at school. The focus is on career-track majors like engineering, pharmacy and...” – Catherine from Beverly Hills, MI

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...

“…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 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 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 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 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

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...

“… 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

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...

“…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

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 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

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...

“…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 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 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

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 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 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...

“…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

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...

“…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

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...

“…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
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...

“…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

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...

“…Babson College is a great option because it is number one in entrepreneurship. It has amazing professors who are very knowledgeable, have had experience, and are willing to help you. You are able to build great connections and join in many activities...” – JB from NY

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...

“…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

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...

“…Holy Cross is truly an academically rigorous liberal arts school that was ranked by Forbes #27 in best colleges and universities in 2011 and #41 in 2012. Our motto at Holy Cross is men and women for others because all students strive to help people...” – Kody from Mount Arlington, NJ

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...

“…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 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...

“…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

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...

“…the professors are professional, extremley intelligent and engaging. the campus grounds are beautiful. stonehill has opened up endless opporyunities for me inside and outiside of school.” – Briana from Elmont, 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 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

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...

“…this is an awesome school. since my first day i have felt welcomed, excited and challenged. it is a great place to be for so many different types of people.” – Samantha from Cambridge, MA

Merrimack College
North Andover, MA
Merrimack College

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 is a small catholic campus. Everyone seems to want you to feel welcome. ” – I'm applying to Merrimack

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...

“…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

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 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

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...

“…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

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,...

“…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

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...

“…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 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 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

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...

“…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

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 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

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...

Fisher College

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

“…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

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...

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

“…The ideal learning environment for young scholars. A great place to network with other people. A place overflowing with opportunity.” – Reshad from Miami, FL

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...

“…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 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 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

College of Our Lady of the Elms

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 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

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,...

“…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

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...

“…Wheelock College is an excellent school for student who want to improve the lives of children and families. Wheelock College is for students who want to inspire a world of good. Wheelock College is for students who have the natural ability to help...” – Cianalyn from Chicopee, MA

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.....

“…FSU is a small school that focuses on getting students to their next goal, whether it be a career or grad school, etc. Commuters are often forgotten and the parking situation can be like the Hunger Games. Individual programs can be tight knit and you...” – Steph from Northborough, 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...

“…Its a great university and has fantastic programs! Its great financial aid and price was the reason I chose here. It has that college feel and you are guaranteed to find your niche at Fitchburg State University!” – Christina

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....

“…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

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...

“…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

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 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

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...

“…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

Wheaton College

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...

“…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

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...

“…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 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...

“…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

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...

“…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 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...

“…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

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...

“…it's a great school with great teachers! my criminal justice teachers have been great along the way, and are willing to help you whenever you need it! classroom sizes are not too big so the teacher will know your name and will become friendly with...” – Corey from Fall River, 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...

“…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. ”

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...

“…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 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...

“…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

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...

“…Has the best online learning program in the area. I loved the flexibility of taking classes on line and selection available for online learning is amazing! I also really liked the summer sessions classes I have taken.” – Heather

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...

“…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 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...

“…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

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...

“…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

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...

“…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

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...

“…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

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,...

“…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

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,...

“…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

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...

“…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 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...

“…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

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 am known by my name not by a number or just another student. I am prayed for everyday. I get the help that I need.” – 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 is for engineers who want to change the world.” – Michelle from Towaco, NJ

Emmanuel College

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...

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

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...

“…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

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...

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

“…A small cozy school for students interested in learning any form of art. Based more on classical art than digital, but offer excellent programs in both, simply have more in fine arts. Very supportive staff and friendly environment.” – Akvile from Rivervale, NJ

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 a 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...

“…Springfield Technical Community College is a great college with professors that are polite and always willing to help. And the campus setting is very friendly.” – Lisa from Spfld, 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...

“…Your success is their business. Extremely motivating and helpful. Supportive to all those seeking an education.” – Kyle 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...

“…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

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....

“…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

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...

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...

“…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

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...

“…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

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...

“…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

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...

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...

“…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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