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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.

    • Massachusetts Maritime Academy

      Massachusetts Maritime Academy Save

      101 Academy Dr, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
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      "The ocean-loving students at Mass Maritime Academy on Cape Cod study math and science and participate in a regimented, "academy-style" program intended to foster leadership and physical skills. They also sail to "exotic foreign ports" aboard MMA's 20,000 horsepower, 547-foot ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

      University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Save

      285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth, MA 02747
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      The University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth southeastern Massachusetts offers the mostly in-state residents who attend an array of solid programs. Majors here include everything from textile arts and textile engineering, to wood sciences to Portuguese to business. learn more

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

      Assumption College Save

      500 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA 01609
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      "The motto of this Catholic college in Worcester, MA is "Learn. Achieve. Contribute." While students here are at it, they can live in two-bedroom apartments in the Living/Learning Center, tour Europe with the choir, or go to Mexico as a ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Master's University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Anna Maria College

      Anna Maria College Save

      50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, MA 01612
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      The rural campus of Catholic Anna Maria College is basically right in the middle of New England, only an hour away from Boston, Hartford, and Providence. Beginning during the first semester of freshman year, every student is encouraged to articulate ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Wentworth Institute of Technology

      Wentworth Institute of Technology Save

      550 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
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      Wentworth Institute of Technology enrolls about 3,800 students in more than a dozen bachelor’s degree programs, including applied mathematics, several forms of engineering and design, and computer science. The school’s campus sprawls across Boston neighborhoods Roxbury, Fenway, and Mission Hill. ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • American International College

      American International College Save

      1000 State Street, Springfield, MA 01109
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      This private college in Springfield, Massachusetts shares its home with the National Basketball Hall of Fame. Springfield is not exactly Boston, but its nearly 700,000 inhabitants give it a major metropolitan feel. Students who want to get away from the ... learn more

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

      Eastern Nazarene College Save

      23 E Elm Ave, Quincy, MA 02170
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      "The "Baby Huggers," a group of students that visits children in hospitals, is just one of the ministries that students at profoundly religious Eastern Nazarene College can join during "Festival of Ministries Week." On ENC's campus just outside Boston, the ... learn more

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

      Bay Path College Save

      588 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106
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      "Bay Path College is a women's college located in suburban Longmeadow, a quaint and historic town in Western Massachusetts just five minutes from Springfield. Information technology, criminal justice, occupational therapy, and education are just a few of the pre-professional majors ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

      Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Save

      375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247
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      Wouldn't you rather attend a den of intellectualism like Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts instead of dreary-sounding North Adams State College? Thanks to MCLA's name change, you can do just that. This public school in the northwestern corner of the ... learn more

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

      Springfield College Save

      263 Alden St, Springfield, MA 01109
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      Small, professionally oriented Springfield College in Springfield, MA offers a careful balance between classroom instruction and hands-on experience. Students here can stay wired at dinner, as Springfield College offers Internet access in the dining hall. learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • University of Massachusetts Boston

      University of Massachusetts Boston Save

      100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125
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      This commuter campus has a free bus system to take students from the transit stop to the campus, which is right on Boston harbor (you can also choose the scenic drive). Offerings come from four undergraduate colleges: Arts and Sciences, ... learn more

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

      Mount Ida College Save

      777 Dedham Street, Newton, MA 02459
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      This Boston-area college is unusual for a liberal arts school in that it offers a choice of a two- or four-year degree. Students unsure of their educational desires can graduate with an Associate's degree, or opt to enter the senior ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees

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    • There are 110 Colleges in Massachusetts.

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