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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.

    • Salem State University

      Salem State University Save

      352 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 01970
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      Salem State College in Salem, MA (about 20 miles north of Boston) is a public, comprehensive institution that enrolls about 10,000 traditional and non-traditional students. The school offers both an equestrian club and a travel center affiliated with the geography ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Worcester State University

      Worcester State University Save

      486 Chandler St, Worcester, MA 01602
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      "A large number of "non-traditional" students attend this highly affordable Massachusetts school with a "students first" bent and a "strong liberal arts core" in the historic community of Worcester, some 40 miles west of Boston. WSC offers a special focus ... learn more

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

      Fitchburg State University Save

      160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, MA 01420
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      "Fitchburg State College, a public school located about an hour from Boston, bills itself as "the Leadership College," complete with a Leadership Program for qualified students. For everyone else, FSC boasts an exceptional combination of pre-professional programs and a solid ... learn more

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

      Bridgewater State University Save

      131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA 02325
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      For the MacGyver in all of us, the John Joseph Moakley Center at Bridgewater State College has plenty of equipment to experiment and test including a TV studio, computers and a biotechnology lab. Boston is 30 miles north and the ... learn more

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

      Merrimack College Save

      315 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA 01845
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      Merrimack College is a small Roman Catholic institution about 25 miles from Boston in North Andover that offers programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, education, and pre-professional and vocational programs. Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski is Merrimack ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Lasell College

      Lasell College Save

      1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466
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      "Tiny Lasell College in suburban Newton, MA is a career-focused liberal arts college. Among the many time-honored traditions are the annual River Day on the Charles River and passing the torch "to a new generation of students" during the Torchlight ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Stonehill College

      Stonehill College Save

      320 Washington Street, Easton, MA 02357
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      "A "strong sense of community" is at the heart of this Boston-area liberal arts school. In the past few years, Stonehill has been working to increase campus diversity amongst its 2,426 student body, and to create a "pluralistic environment" on ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of Massachusetts-Lowell

      University of Massachusetts-Lowell Save

      1 University Ave, Lowell, MA 01854
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      Plenty of practical experiences awaits the students at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, which is located 26 miles northwest of Boston. Nursing students can take advantage of a video lab used to simulate medical emergencies, and a wide range of internships ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Bard College at Simon's Rock

      Bard College at Simon's Rock Save

      84 Alford Rd, Great Barrington, MA 01230
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      The Early College usually accepts students for college work after they have completed sophomore year in high school; however, there are exceptions in cases when even-younger prodigies have arrived at Simon's Rock. Located in the Berkshires outside Great Barrington, Massachusetts, ... learn more

      Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Endicott College

      Endicott College Save

      376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915
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      Three private beaches are part of the amenities for students at Endicott College, a small career-oriented school on the outskirts of the metropolitan Boston area. Endicott was the first College to require yearly internships, with current Bachelor degree students completing ... learn more

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

      Lesley University Save

      29 Everett St, Cambridge, MA 02138
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      Lesley College, located in Cambridge, MA, is a coed college with a primary focus in teacher education. About 1600 students are enrolled in its traditional day program, with thousands of men and women enrolled in its advanced degree and evening ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Alternative, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Nichols College

      Nichols College Save

      Center Rd, Dudley, MA 01571
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      Nichols College's roots are in the training of business leaders, but this school in Dudley, MA (about 50 miles from Boston) also offers some liberal arts and pre-professional offerings. Students recently have founded a popular paintball club, with its own ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees

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    • There are 110 Colleges in Massachusetts.

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