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Best Value Colleges in Massachusetts by Academic Quality per Dollar

These are the Massachusetts schools which appear on CollegeCalc's Best Value Colleges in America ranking and represent the colleges providing the finest education balanced against an affordable average net price. The best value in Massachusetts ranking goes to Amherst College with a 98th percentile national academic rank for a comparatively affordable $14,687 average net price.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Massachusetts's Best Value Colleges by Academic Quality per Dollar
Average Net Price College Rating $Value
$14,687
Average Net Price
1) Amherst College
Amherst, Private Not For Profit
98 85
$15,095
Average Net Price
2) Harvard University
Cambridge, Private Not For Profit
99 84
$20,315
Average Net Price
3) Williams College
Williamstown, Private Not For Profit
97 79
$22,212
Average Net Price
4) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Private Not For Profit
98 77
$18,840
Average Net Price
5) University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, Public Not For Profit
77 75
$26,103
Average Net Price
6) Tufts University
Medford, Private Not For Profit
97 73
$26,335
Average Net Price
7) Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Private Not For Profit
95 72
$26,367
Average Net Price
8) Brandeis University
Waltham, Private Not For Profit
95 72
$27,437
Average Net Price
9) Babson College
Wellesley, Private Not For Profit
94 70
$29,979
Average Net Price
10) Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Needham, Private Not For Profit
98 69
$30,546
Average Net Price
11) Northeastern University
Boston, Private Not For Profit
94 67
$32,539
Average Net Price
12) Boston University
Boston, Private Not For Profit
94 65
$31,653
Average Net Price
13) Bentley University
Waltham, Private Not For Profit
89 64
$34,427
Average Net Price
14) Emerson College
Boston, Private Not For Profit
87 60

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