Top Rated New England Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in New England for 2022

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in New England as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2022 as the best public college in New England is University of Connecticut. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


18 results

University of Connecticut
C
Storrs, CT
University of Connecticut

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#14 Best Public Universities in America

  • 27,215enrollment
  • $22,233net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1390SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.74Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Massachusetts Amherst
M
Amherst, MA
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 31,642enrollment
  • $22,505net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1390SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.93Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Vermont
V
Burlington, VT
University of Vermont

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Vermont

  • 13,292enrollment
  • $20,235net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1350SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

University of New Hampshire Main Campus
N
Durham, NH
University of New Hampshire Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in New Hampshire

  • 14,348enrollment
  • $24,847net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1280SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Rhode Island
R
Kingston, RI
University of Rhode Island

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Rhode Island

  • 17,649enrollment
  • $15,386net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1260SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Massachusetts Maritime Academy
M
Buzzards Bay, MA
Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

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

Applications Due May 1

University of Massachusetts Lowell
M
Lowell, MA
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 18,150enrollment
  • $19,147net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1320SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Central Connecticut State University
C
New Britain, CT
Central Connecticut State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Connecticut

  • 10,652enrollment
  • $16,017net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 970-1150SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.14Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Worcester State University
W
Worcester, MA
Worcester State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 5,724enrollment
  • $16,183net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1190SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
M
North Dartmouth, MA
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 7,869enrollment
  • $20,612net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 990-1190SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.31Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

University of Connecticut Stamford
C
Stamford, CT
University of Connecticut Stamford

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Connecticut

  • 2,354enrollment
  • $13,383net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 950-1170SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
M
North Adams, MA
 
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 1,202enrollment
  • $14,780net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 960-1180SAT range
  • 17-21ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Westfield State University
W
Westfield, MA
Westfield State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 5,395enrollment
  • $18,073net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 960-1140SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.2Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Framingham State University
F
Framingham, MA
Framingham State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 4,876enrollment
  • $19,336net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 950-1130SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.05Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Rhode Island College
R
Providence, RI
Rhode Island College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Rhode Island

  • 7,072enrollment
  • $10,557net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 870-1100SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.08Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 15

Bridgewater State University
B
Bridgewater, MA
Bridgewater State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 10,651enrollment
  • $17,545net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 950-1140SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.23Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

University of Southern Maine
S
Portland, ME
University of Southern Maine

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Maine

  • 8,022enrollment
  • $12,072net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 958-1160SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.28Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Castleton State College
C
Castleton, VT
 
Castleton State College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Vermont

  • 2,211enrollment
  • $17,528net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 940-1140SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.17Estimated Avg GPA