Top Rated Massachusetts Private Colleges

The Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts for 2022

These are the top ranked private four-year colleges in Massachusetts. Leading the rankings for 2022 as the highest ranked private college in Massachusetts is Harvard University. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


30 results

Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in America

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

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M
Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in America

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

Applications Due Jan 1

Amherst College
A
Amherst, MA
Amherst College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in America

  • 1,745enrollment
  • $18,832net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1430-1560SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Wellesley College
W
Wellesley, MA
Wellesley College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#20 Best Colleges in America

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

Applications Due Jan 15

Tufts University
T
Medford, MA
Tufts University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

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

Applications Due Jan 1

Boston College
B
Chestnut Hill, MA
Boston College

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

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

Applications Due Jan 1

Boston University
B
Boston, MA
Boston University

Private 4 Year

9 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 32,718enrollment
  • $29,154net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1500SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 2

College of the Holy Cross
t
Worcester, MA
College of the Holy Cross

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 2,970enrollment
  • $32,061net price
  • 38%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1430SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Mount Holyoke College
M
South Hadley, MA
Mount Holyoke College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

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

Applications Due Jan 15

Brandeis University
B
Waltham, MA
Brandeis University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

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

Applications Due Jan 15

Bentley University
B
Waltham, MA
Bentley University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 5,177enrollment
  • $42,759net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1360SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 7

Babson College
B
Wellesley, MA
Babson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

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

Applications Due Jan 1

Northeastern University
N
Boston, MA
Northeastern University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 22,905enrollment
  • $37,738net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1410-1540SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Simmons University
S
Boston, MA
Simmons University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

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

Applications Due Feb 1

Clark University
C
Worcester, MA
Clark University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

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

Applications Due Jan 15

Emerson College
E
Boston, MA
Emerson College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 5,115enrollment
  • $47,594net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1380SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 5

Wheaton College
W
Norton, MA
Wheaton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#17 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

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

Applications Due Jan 15

Springfield College
S
Springfield, MA
Springfield College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

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

Applications Due Apr 1