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    Massachusetts is home to over 120 colleges and universities, including the oldest college in the U.S. and one of the country’s most prestigious: Harvard University. A full 7 Massachusetts colleges are featured among U.S. News & World Report’s list of America’s Best Colleges, including, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tufts University, Brandeis University, Boston College, and Northeastern University. Massachusetts also boasts a number of top ten-ranking Liberal Arts colleges, including Williams College, Amherst College, and Wellesley College. The University of Massachusetts (AKA UMass) features five campuses in the state, including its main campus in Amherst, which buzzes with over 25,000 students. Massachusetts also has the most women’s-only schools in the country, including Smith College, Wellesley College and Mount Holyoke College.

    • Harvard University

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      Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138
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      North America's oldest college, founded in 1636 and located in Cambridge across the Charles River from Boston, Harvard is a remarkable place that considers itself a remarkable place. Crimson undergraduate life begs a bullet-proof ego to help ensure success, because ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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      77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
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      Something of a fantasy camp for world's top geeks, where elaborate practical jokes known as "hacks" are an art form, MIT sits proudly on the Cambridge side of the Charles River. Tour guides explain how many Smoots it takes to ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Amherst College

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      Boltwood Avenue, Amherst, MA 01002
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      Amherst is to Williams as Yale is to Harvard—founded by those who felt the original college had lost its way. Ever since the so-called "Defectors of 1821" took books from the Williams library and moved east from the Berkshires into ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Williams College

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      880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267
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      Since 1793, Williams has been a superb liberal arts college with a particularly strong program in fine arts that somehow all but retired the Sears Cup, given annually to the most successful Division III athletic program in the nation. Rural ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Tufts University

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      Medford, MA 02155
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      The largest in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), and more small university than true liberal arts college, Tufts is on a hill in sight of nearby Boston. Given the Fletcher (Graduate) School of Diplomacy, there is a ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Wellesley College

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      106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481
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      Inclined to send out posters featuring flowering trees and shrubs in front of elegant architecture, Wellesley is much more than beautiful, given its intellectual heritage. Alumna Hillary Rodham Clinton '69 turned in one draft as the college's first student commencement ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Boston College

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      140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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      A Jesuit institution on the far end of the mass transit "T" serving the Boston suburb of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is more university than college. Its enrollment, graduate programs, and commitment to Division I sports—including a colossal football stadium ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Northeastern University

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      360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
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      Not long ago a commuter school with convenient "T" service running down the middle of Huntington Avenue, Northeastern has made the most of Boston's long-running general allure for many students, and Cooperative Education's specific appeal to this career-oriented generation and ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Brandeis University

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      415 South St, Waltham, MA 02454
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      "The "academic opportunities are awesome" at relatively young Brandeis University (founded in 1948), a liberal arts school in suburban Boston with world class research programs, "amazing" professors, and a slew of great undergraduate programs. About one in six Brandeis grads ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University
    • College of the Holy Cross

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      One College Street, Worcester, MA 01610
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      "It goes without saying that you will always give 110%" at Holy Cross, an excellent Catholic liberal arts college where "grading is difficult" and "enthusiastic, dedicated, and involved professors" are the norm. Students here describe themselves as "conservative, driven, and ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Smith College

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      Elm St, Northampton, MA 01063
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      Like its Five College neighbor Mt. Holyoke, Smith has stayed true to the purpose of educating women; however, it does so in the different context of the thriving small city of Northampton. Not nearly so attractive a few decades ago, ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Mount Holyoke College

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      50 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
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      One of the Seven Sisters that has stayed true to its founding mission, Mt. Holyoke continues to educate women on a gorgeous campus in the western Massachusetts village of South Hadley. A member of the Five College Consortium—which includes neighbors ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees

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    • There are 110 Colleges in Massachusetts.

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