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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.

    • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

      Worcester Polytechnic Institute Save

      100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609
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      The first test-optional tech school, Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers a "Flex Path" so applicants can submit evidence of significant independent work in lieu of standardized testing. Invoking something like David vs. Goliath pride, WPI tour guides show visitors a model ... learn more

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

      Boston University Save

      One Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215
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      Spread out along Commonwealth Avenue with the "T" tracks running right down the middle, BU is a great place for students who want the city more than a traditional campus. While there is a bit of grass on the back ... learn more

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

      Bentley University Save

      175 Forest St, Waltham, MA 02452
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      "Modern, technological, information-based," business-oriented Bentley University is "really big on that whole business core thing," requiring all students to take accounting, business law, computer information systems, finance, accounting, and marketing courses. Bentley is built on a mountain in Waltham, a ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Hampshire College

      Hampshire College Save

      893 West St, Amherst, MA 01002
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      Academic freedom is the name of the game at Hampshire College, an alternative, progressive school with committed and intellectually mature students and really dedicated professors. Hampshire is part of the Five College Consortium (including Amherst, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and UMass-Amherst), ... learn more

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

      Emerson College Save

      120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
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      "You can say you are from Emerson" and get a high-paying job in the entertainment industry, according to the "very artsy and open," "completely out there," "brooding, chain-smoking" crowd of "artists and communicators" at this world class school for communications ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Gordon College

      Gordon College Save

      255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, MA 01984
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      "Gordon College offers a well-rounded education firmly grounded in Christian faith. Its 1500 students are trained to be "light in the midst of darkness." Located in Wenham, Massachusetts, about 25 miles north of Boston, the campus is minutes from the ... learn more

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

      Wheaton College Save

      26 E Main St, Norton, MA 02766
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      Wheaton College is college with 1654 students located in Norton, MA. learn more

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

      Framingham State University Save

      100 State Street, Framingham, MA 01701
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      The wealth of opportunities on the western outskirts of the metropolitan Boston area adds to the learning experience at Framingham State College, which includes internships and the possibility of registering for classes at other colleges. One of five specialist centers, ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Simmons College

      Simmons College Save

      300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115
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      "Students at Simmons College in the most excellent college town of Boston call their all-women's bastion "a great school where women become leaders." Small classes, a low student/teacher ratio, a strong career-oriented emphasis, and a mind-boggling set of requirements help ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Clark University

      Clark University Save

      950 Main St, Worcester, MA 01610
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      Ranked 75th in the country in U.S. News & World Report and 16th most entrepreneurial in Forbes, Clark University, in Worcester, Massachusetts, educates about 3,400 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1. Its LEEP (liberal education and effective practice) model ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University
    • University of Massachusetts-Amherst

      University of Massachusetts-Amherst Save

      374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003
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      "From sports management to communications disorders to biochemistry to political science to landscape architecture, UMass-Amherst has much to offer. There are many groups available to join. Among them: "the hang gliding club, dance team, animal rights coalition, and bridge club." learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Land Grant
    • Emmanuel College

      Emmanuel College Save

      400 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115
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      Over half of the students at this two-thirds female Roman Catholic college in Boston are under the age of 22, and all students are eligible to take classes at other Colleges of the Fenway consortium institutions that are within walking ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Alternative, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science

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    • There are 110 Colleges in Massachusetts.

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