The Best Value Massachusetts Colleges

Best Value Colleges in Massachusetts for 2022

Explore the colleges that provide the best value for your money in Massachusetts based on academic quality, outcomes, net price and financial aid. The rankings are calculated using ratings from the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges ranking but additionally factors in the typical price paid by students to identify the colleges that offer the best deals. Leading the list for 2022 as the overall best value college in Massachusetts is Harvard University. The highest value public state college is Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


39 results

Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#1 Best Value in Massachusetts

  • 30,391enrollment
  • $18,037net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Amherst College
A
Amherst, MA
Amherst College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Value in Massachusetts

  • 1,745enrollment
  • $18,832net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1430-1560SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M
Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Value in Massachusetts

  • 11,254enrollment
  • $19,998net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1510-1580SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.96Estimated Avg GPA
Wellesley College
W
Wellesley, MA
Wellesley College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Value in Massachusetts

  • 2,280enrollment
  • $21,614net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA
Boston College
B
Chestnut Hill, MA
Boston College

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#5 Best Value in Massachusetts

  • 14,934enrollment
  • $30,192net price
  • 26%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1500SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA
Tufts University
T
Medford, MA
Tufts University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#6 Best Value in Massachusetts

  • 12,219enrollment
  • $32,720net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1530SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA
Boston University
B
Boston, MA
Boston University

Private 4 Year

9 reviews

#7 Best Value in Massachusetts

  • 32,718enrollment
  • $29,154net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1500SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA
College of the Holy Cross
t
Worcester, MA
College of the Holy Cross

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Value in Massachusetts

  • 2,970enrollment
  • $32,061net price
  • 38%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1430SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Mount Holyoke College
M
South Hadley, MA
Mount Holyoke College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Value in Massachusetts

  • 2,040enrollment
  • $31,165net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1500SAT range
  • 27-30ACT range
  • 3.87Avg Weighted GPA
Babson College
B
Wellesley, MA
Babson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Value in Massachusetts

  • 3,340enrollment
  • $31,559net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1450SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.79Estimated Avg GPA
Bay Path College
B
Longmeadow, MA
 
Bay Path College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Value in Massachusetts

  • 3,224enrollment
  • $19,177net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 940-1170SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Simmons University
S
Boston, MA
Simmons University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Value in Massachusetts

  • 6,263enrollment
  • $29,021net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1250SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA
Wheaton College
W
Norton, MA
Wheaton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Value in Massachusetts

  • 1,670enrollment
  • $28,518net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1350SAT range
  • 28-31ACT range
  • 3.48Avg Weighted GPA
Clark University
C
Worcester, MA
Clark University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Value in Massachusetts

  • 3,405enrollment
  • $30,617net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1350SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Northeastern University
N
Boston, MA
Northeastern University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#15 Best Value in Massachusetts

  • 22,905enrollment
  • $37,738net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1410-1540SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
M
Buzzards Bay, MA
Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Value in Massachusetts

  • 1,637enrollment
  • $17,635net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1185SAT range
  • 20-28ACT range
  • 3.32Avg Weighted GPA
Springfield College
S
Springfield, MA
Springfield College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Value in Massachusetts

  • 3,068enrollment
  • $29,395net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1300SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA
Brandeis University
B
Waltham, MA
Brandeis University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#18 Best Value in Massachusetts

  • 5,440enrollment
  • $41,222net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1510SAT range
  • 31-33ACT range
  • 3.84Avg Weighted GPA