13 Top Massachusetts Colleges 2016 Tuition Comparison and 2017 Estimation

There are 201 schools in Massachusetts State - 43 public and 158 private school. As widely known, MA state has many outstanding schools such as Harvard University and MIT. In fact, as many as 13 schools in MA state (all private schools) are listed in the Best 100 US Colleges

General information and comparison between Top 13 Massachusetts Colleges

All private schools are positioned all top 10 spots where Harvard University is on the top of the list and Williams College is positioned on second. Next table shows academic information and general characteristics of the best Massachusetts state colleges.
Table. Best Massachusetts State Schools Overview
RankName Acceptance RatesGraduation RatesPopulationStudent Faculty Ratio
1 Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
6%97%28,791 1:8 (12.50 %)
2 Williams College
Williamstown, MA
17%96%2,126 1:6 (16.67 %)
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
8%93%11,319 1:8 (12.50 %)
4 Amherst College
Amherst, MA
14%95%1,792 1:8 (12.50 %)
5 Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA
29%92%2,323 1:7 (14.29 %)
6 Tufts University
Medford, MA
19%92%10,907 1:9 (11.11 %)
7 Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
32%92%14,317 1:15 (6.67 %)
8 Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
37%90%5,945 1:10 (10.00 %)
9 Smith College
Northampton, MA
43%85%2,989 1:9 (11.11 %)
10 College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA
33%93%2,787 1:10 (10.00 %)
11 Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA
47%81%2,255 1:10 (10.00 %)
12 Boston University
Boston, MA
46%84%32,112 1:13 (7.69 %)
Student/Faculty Ratio data are reported for year 2014.

2016 Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2017 Estimated Costs

Next table list 2015-2016 tuition & fees and compars the costs between schools. The 2015-2016 costs officially published by IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education. For the estimated costs for year 2016-2017, bold text amounts are formulated by the school directly and light-italic text amounts are calcluated based on school's previous 2 years tuition change rates. See school's tuition page for detail description.
UndergraduateGraduate Living Costs
Table. Massachusetts State College 2016 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2017 Estimation
2016Tuition & Fees2017 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Harvard University $45,278$46,658
Williams College $50,070$51,894
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $46,704$48,455
Amherst College $50,562$52,683
Wellesley College $46,836$48,662
Tufts University $50,604$52,644
Boston College $49,324$51,287
Brandeis University $49,598$51,815
Smith College $46,288$47,906
College of the Holy Cross $47,176$48,708
Mount Holyoke College $43,886$45,151
Boston University $48,436$50,275
Average$47,896$49,678
Table. Massachusetts State College 2016 Graduate School Tuition & Fees Comparison and 2017 Estimation
2016Tuition & Fees2017 Estimated Tuition & Fees
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
Harvard University $42,874$44,391
Williams College $48,581$50,566
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $49,272$51,343
Amherst College --
Wellesley College --
Tufts University $49,218$51,298
Boston College $26,262$27,310
Brandeis University $45,988$46,914
Smith College $46,010$47,624
College of the Holy Cross --
Mount Holyoke College $16,773$14,141
Boston University $48,082$49,908
Average$41,451$42,610
Table. Massachusetts State College 2016 Living Costs Comparison and 2017 Estimation
2016 Living Costs2017 Estimated Living Costs
On-CampusOff-campusOn-CampusOff-Campus
Harvard University $18,122- $18,969-
Williams College $15,370- $15,844-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $15,546- $16,096-
Amherst College $15,010$15,010 $15,559$15,559
Wellesley College $15,754$3,050 $16,317$3,050
Tufts University $14,496$6,896 $15,055$7,364
Boston College $15,046$11,000 $15,520$12,442
Brandeis University $15,356$12,414 $16,050$10,489
Smith College $17,398- $18,010-
College of the Holy Cross $13,648$13,648 $14,057$14,057
Mount Holyoke College $13,810$12,520 $14,190$13,183
Boston University $16,470$15,980 $16,975$15,980
Average $15,502$11,314 $16,053$11,515