Best Colleges in Boston

For the Major Leaguers and Ivy Leaguers

An intellectually and culturally driven city

The Greater Boston area is known for its top ranked universities, but don’t let the prestigious institutions intimidate you. There are options for everyone with 33 technical schools, community colleges, and universities with enough programs to suit everyone’s needs. The 3 major universities alone offer more than 400 programs, some of which are the best in the world.* Bostonians take pride in their education, which is why nearly 45% of the people 25 and older have a bachelor's degree or higher.* Unfortunately, Boston shares the same unemployment rates as the national average, but they do make nearly $400 more a week than the average American.* And lawyers, managers, software developers, and accountants on average make more than $78,000 a year.*

Home to The Boston Beer Company, (Samuel Adams Boston Lager) Boston was ranked No. 4 by CNN as one of America’s best beer towns. Which means? Operation Find-A-Brewery should be in full effect once your plane lands. And for all the sports lovers, Boston is home to the Celtics, Bruins and the 2013 World Series Champions, the Boston Red Sox. So you’re in for some serious sports entertainment amongst some true diehard fans. Boston is truly the perfect concoction of education, fun, and big city living, so the only thing missing from the mix is you.

*www.cnn.com *Bureau of Labor Statistics *US Census *Forbes, “Boston, MA” *http://www.bu.edu/admissions/about-bu/why-bu/

Best Four Year Universities in Boston

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Harvard University Cambridge, MA

Harvard University offers 399 Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 8,014 students graduated with students earning 4,452 Master's degrees, 1,867 Bachelor's degrees, 1,613 Doctoral degrees, 70 Certificates degrees, and 12 Associate's degrees.

Based on 44 Reviews
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers 153 Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 3,770 students graduated with students earning 1,748 Master's degrees, 1,366 Bachelor's degrees, and 656 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
3 Tufts University Medford, MA

Tufts University offers 299 Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 4,482 students graduated with students earning 2,154 Bachelor's degrees, 1,514 Master's degrees, 602 Doctoral degrees, and 212 Certificates degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
4 Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College offers 221 Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 4,973 students graduated with students earning 3,090 Bachelor's degrees, 1,472 Master's degrees, 406 Doctoral degrees, and 5 Certificates degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
5 Brandeis University Waltham, MA

Brandeis University offers 199 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a small city. In 2015, 2,661 students graduated with students earning 1,611 Bachelor's degrees, 939 Master's degrees, 110 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificates degree.

Based on 8 Reviews
6 Babson College Wellesley, MA

Babson College offers 5 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,106 students graduated with students earning 569 Master's degrees, 536 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Certificates degree.

Based on 4 Reviews
7 Wellesley College Wellesley, MA

Wellesley College offers 120 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 761 students graduated with students earning 761 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
8 Boston University Boston, MA

Boston University offers 612 Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 12,140 students graduated with students earning 5,191 Master's degrees, 5,144 Bachelor's degrees, 1,229 Doctoral degrees, and 576 Certificates degrees.

Based on 104 Reviews
9 Northeastern University Boston, MA

Northeastern University offers 277 Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 6,637 students graduated with students earning 3,911 Bachelor's degrees, 2,011 Master's degrees, 675 Doctoral degrees, and 40 Certificates degrees.

Based on 48 Reviews
10 Bentley University Waltham, MA

Bentley University offers 76 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a small city. In 2015, 2,147 students graduated with students earning 1,371 Bachelor's degrees, 660 Master's degrees, 105 Certificates degrees, 7 Doctoral degrees, and 4 Associate's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews

Best Community Colleges in Boston

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Bunker Hill Community College Boston, MA

Bunker Hill Community College offers 116 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large city. In 2015, 1,746 students graduated with students earning 1,269 Associate's degrees, and 477 Certificates degrees.

2 Middlesex Community College Bedford, MA

Middlesex Community College offers 79 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,765 students graduated with students earning 1,300 Associate's degrees, and 465 Certificates degrees.

3 North Shore Community College Danvers, MA

North Shore Community College offers 96 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,167 students graduated with students earning 918 Associate's degrees, and 249 Certificates degrees.

4 Northern Essex Community College Haverhill, MA

Northern Essex Community College offers 103 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,326 students graduated with students earning 805 Associate's degrees, and 521 Certificates degrees.

5 Massasoit Community College Brockton, MA

Massasoit Community College offers 72 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,121 students graduated with students earning 946 Associate's degrees, and 175 Certificates degrees.

6 Massachusetts Bay Community College Wellesley Hills, MA

Massachusetts Bay Community College offers 79 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 997 students graduated with students earning 538 Associate's degrees, and 459 Certificates degrees.

7 Great Bay Community College Portsmouth, NH

Great Bay Community College offers 46 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a small suburb. In 2015, 342 students graduated with students earning 216 Associate's degrees, and 126 Certificates degrees.

8 Quincy College Quincy, MA

Quincy College offers 42 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 864 students graduated with students earning 614 Associate's degrees, and 250 Certificates degrees.

9 FINE Mortuary College Norwood, MA

FINE Mortuary College offers 1 Degree program. It's a very small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 16 students graduated with students earning 16 Associate's degrees.

10 Roxbury Community College Roxbury Crossing, MA

Roxbury Community College offers 44 Degree programs. It's a small public college in a large city. In 2015, 337 students graduated with students earning 306 Associate's degrees, and 31 Certificates degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Harvard University Harvard University Cambridge, MA
5/5
14 : 1 29,652
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
5/5
8 : 1 11,331
Tufts University Tufts University Medford, MA
5/5
11 : 1 11,137
Boston College Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA
5/5
15 : 1 14,354
Brandeis University Brandeis University Waltham, MA
5/5
14 : 1 5,752
Babson College Babson College Wellesley, MA
5/5
15 : 1 3,057
Wellesley College Wellesley College Wellesley, MA
5/5
7 : 1 2,510
Boston University Boston University Boston, MA
5/5
11 : 1 32,158
Northeastern University Northeastern University Boston, MA
5/5
15 : 1 19,940
Bentley University Bentley University Waltham, MA
5/5
17 : 1 5,552
Emerson College Emerson College Boston, MA
5/5
16 : 1 4,479
Simmons College Simmons College Boston, MA
5/5
14 : 1 5,662
University of Massachusetts-Lowell University of Massachusetts-Lowell Lowell, MA
3/5
25 : 1 18,047
University of New Hampshire-Main Campus University of New Hampshire-Main Campus Durham, NH
4/5
21 : 1 15,351
Franklin W Olin College of Engineering Franklin W Olin College of Engineering Needham, MA
5/5
9 : 1 370
MCPHS University MCPHS University Boston, MA
5/5
31 : 1 7,074
Lesley University Lesley University Cambridge, MA
5/5
17 : 1 5,067
Suffolk University Suffolk University Boston, MA
5/5
18 : 1 7,922
Emmanuel College Emmanuel College Boston, MA
5/5
17 : 1 2,201
Framingham State University Framingham State University Framingham, MA
3/5
27 : 1 6,398
Gordon College Gordon College Wenham, MA
5/5
16 : 1 2,045
Bridgewater State University Bridgewater State University Bridgewater, MA
3/5
23 : 1 11,089
Wentworth Institute of Technology Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, MA
5/5
20 : 1 4,576
Lasell College Lasell College Newton, MA
5/5
15 : 1 2,160
Salem State University Salem State University Salem, MA
3/5
19 : 1 9,215

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