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Schools with a median SAT of 400-1600, a median ACT of 1-36, that are in Massachusetts, with a graduation rate of greater than 0%, an acceptance rate of greater than 0%, with stated tuition between $0k-$100k, and a student population between 0k-100k, sorted by Influence.

Harvard University
#1

Harvard University

#1 institution's overall influence
#2 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$50K

Acceptance

5%

Graduation

97%

Student body

25K

Median SAT/ACT

1520/34

Cambridge, MA

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
#2

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

#9 institution's overall influence
#3 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$52K

Acceptance

7%

Graduation

93%

Student body

14K

Median SAT/ACT

1535/35

Cambridge, MA

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Boston University
#3

Boston University

#37 institution's overall influence
#56 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$54K

Acceptance

22%

Graduation

87%

Student body

30K

Median SAT/ACT

1415/31

Boston, MA

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Tufts University
#4

Tufts University

#69 institution's overall influence
#25 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$56K

Acceptance

15%

Graduation

92%

Student body

11K

Median SAT/ACT

1455/32

Medford, MA

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Brandeis University
#5

Brandeis University

#86 institution's overall influence
#167 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$55K

Acceptance

31%

Graduation

90%

Student body

7K

Median SAT/ACT

1390/31

Waltham, MA

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University of Massachusetts Amherst
#6

University of Massachusetts Amherst

#132 institution's overall influence
#953 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$16K

Acceptance

60%

Graduation

76%

Student body

28K

Median SAT/ACT

1295/28

Amherst, MA

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Amherst College
#7

Amherst College

#89 institution's overall influence
#26 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$56K

Acceptance

13%

Graduation

93%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1430/32

Amherst, MA

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Wellesley College
#8

Wellesley College

#133 institution's overall influence
#33 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$54K

Acceptance

20%

Graduation

91%

Student body

3K

Median SAT/ACT

1425/32

Wellesley, MA

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Northeastern University
#9

Northeastern University

#301 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$52K

Acceptance

19%

Graduation

86%

Student body

23K

Median SAT/ACT

1450/33

Boston, MA

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Boston College
#10

Boston College

#272 institution's overall influence
#49 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$55K

Acceptance

28%

Graduation

93%

Student body

12K

Median SAT/ACT

1405/32

Chestnut Hill, MA

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Williams College
#11

Williams College

#151 institution's overall influence
#27 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$55K

Acceptance

13%

Graduation

94%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1480/33

Williamstown, MA

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Smith College
#12

Smith College

#157 institution's overall influence
#111 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$52K

Acceptance

31%

Graduation

89%

Student body

3K

Northampton, MA

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University of Massachusetts Boston
#13

University of Massachusetts Boston

#404 institution's overall influence
#641 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$14K

Acceptance

78%

Graduation

45%

Student body

13K

Boston, MA

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Hampshire College
#14

Hampshire College

#432 institution's overall influence
#955 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$52K

Acceptance

63%

Graduation

65%

Student body

1K

Amherst, MA

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Mount Holyoke College
#15

Mount Holyoke College

#226 institution's overall influence
#228 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$50K

Acceptance

51%

Graduation

84%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1395/30

South Hadley, MA

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Emerson College
#16

Emerson College

#436 institution's overall influence
#1246 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$45K

Acceptance

36%

Graduation

80%

Student body

5K

Median SAT/ACT

1295/28

Boston, MA

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Clark University
#17

Clark University

#198 institution's overall influence
#469 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$46K

Acceptance

59%

Graduation

75%

Student body

3K

Worcester, MA

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College of the Holy Cross
#18

College of the Holy Cross

#417 institution's overall influence
#134 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$53K

Acceptance

38%

Graduation

92%

Student body

3K

Worcester, MA

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Babson College
#19

Babson College

#721 institution's overall influence
#93 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$51K

Acceptance

24%

Graduation

91%

Student body

4K

Median SAT/ACT

1360/30

Babson Park, MA

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University of Massachusetts Lowell
#20

University of Massachusetts Lowell

#840 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$15K

Acceptance

72%

Graduation

56%

Student body

15K

Median SAT/ACT

1235/26

Lowell, MA

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute
#21

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

#489 institution's overall influence
#826 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$51K

Acceptance

42%

Graduation

86%

Student body

7K

Worcester, MA

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University of Massachusetts Medical School
#22

University of Massachusetts Medical School

#948 institution's overall influence

Student body

<1K

Worcester, MA

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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
#23

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

#1057 institution's overall influence
#248 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$14K

Acceptance

78%

Graduation

48%

Student body

7K

Median SAT/ACT

1090/22

North Dartmouth, MA

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Bentley University
#24

Bentley University

#1155 institution's overall influence
#217 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$50K

Acceptance

43%

Graduation

89%

Student body

5K

Median SAT/ACT

1325/30

Waltham, MA

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Bard College at Simon's Rock
#25

Bard College at Simon's Rock

#1846 institution's overall influence
#175 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$55K

Acceptance

81%

Student body

<1K

Great Barrington, MA

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Suffolk University
#26

Suffolk University

#1336 institution's overall influence
#604 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$39K

Acceptance

85%

Graduation

59%

Student body

6K

Median SAT/ACT

1125/23

Boston, MA

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Stonehill College
#27

Stonehill College

#1478 institution's overall influence
#367 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$43K

Acceptance

70%

Graduation

80%

Student body

3K

Easton, MA

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Simmons University
#28

Simmons University

#1067 institution's overall influence
#754 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$41K

Acceptance

70%

Graduation

74%

Student body

6K

Median SAT/ACT

1215/27

Boston, MA

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Springfield Technical Community College
#29

Springfield Technical Community College

#2583 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$5K

Student body

4K

Springfield, MA

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Bunker Hill Community College
#30

Bunker Hill Community College

#2515 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$4K

Student body

8K

Boston, MA

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Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary
#31

Gordon–Conwell Theological Seminary

#1413 institution's overall influence

Student body

1K

South Hamilton, MA

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Wheaton College
#32

Wheaton College

#1243 institution's overall influence
#822 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$53K

Acceptance

70%

Graduation

79%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1265/29

Norton, MA

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Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
#33

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

#2056 institution's overall influence
#59 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$51K

Acceptance

16%

Graduation

86%

Student body

<1K

Median SAT/ACT

1505/34

Needham, MA

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Lesley University
#34

Lesley University

#1959 institution's overall influence
#281 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$28K

Acceptance

76%

Graduation

55%

Student body

4K

Median SAT/ACT

1115/25

Cambridge, MA

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Roxbury Community College
#35

Roxbury Community College

#3878 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$6K

Student body

1K

Roxbury Crossing, MA

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Wheelock College
#36

Wheelock College

#2227 institution's overall influence
#956 overall school desirability

Graduation

61%

Student body

<1K

Boston, MA

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Western New England University
#37

Western New England University

#2561 institution's overall influence
#756 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$37K

Acceptance

85%

Graduation

61%

Student body

3K

Median SAT/ACT

1155/24

Springfield, MA

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Wentworth Institute of Technology
#38

Wentworth Institute of Technology

#1870 institution's overall influence
#324 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$34K

Acceptance

76%

Graduation

65%

Student body

5K

Median SAT/ACT

1180/24

Boston, MA

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Gordon College
#39

Gordon College

#1725 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$37K

Acceptance

75%

Graduation

70%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1167/26

Wenham, MA

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Springfield College
#40

Springfield College

#2047 institution's overall influence
#1057 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$37K

Acceptance

63%

Graduation

70%

Student body

3K

Median SAT/ACT

1145/24

Springfield, MA

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy
#41

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

#3175 institution's overall influence
#186 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$10K

Acceptance

89%

Graduation

76%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1125/23

Buzzards Bay, MA

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Northern Essex Community College
#42

Northern Essex Community College

#4297 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$5K

Student body

3K

Haverhill, MA

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Holyoke Community College
#43

Holyoke Community College

#3911 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$5K

Student body

4K

Holyoke, MA

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Massachusetts College of Art and Design
#44

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

#1851 institution's overall influence
#1248 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$13K

Acceptance

67%

Graduation

72%

Student body

2K

Boston, MA

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Bridgewater State University
#45

Bridgewater State University

#1821 institution's overall influence
#674 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$10K

Acceptance

90%

Graduation

59%

Student body

10K

Median SAT/ACT

1070/22

Bridgewater, MA

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Massachusetts Bay Community College
#46

Massachusetts Bay Community College

#4879 institution's overall influence

Tuition + fees

$5K

Student body

3K

Wellesley Hills, MA

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Merrimack College
#47

Merrimack College

#3027 institution's overall influence
#668 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$42K

Acceptance

83%

Graduation

73%

Student body

4K

North Andover, MA

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Worcester State University
#48

Worcester State University

#2876 institution's overall influence
#1015 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$10K

Acceptance

78%

Graduation

56%

Student body

6K

Worcester, MA

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Emmanuel College
#49

Emmanuel College

#1862 institution's overall influence
#799 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$40K

Acceptance

77%

Graduation

67%

Student body

2K

Median SAT/ACT

1190/25

Boston, MA

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Fitchburg State University
#50

Fitchburg State University

#1990 institution's overall influence
#650 overall school desirability

Tuition + fees

$11K

Acceptance

87%

Graduation

54%

Student body

5K

Median SAT/ACT

1075/22

Fitchburg, MA

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