Best Universities & Colleges in Massachusetts for 2021

These are the 66 top schools, both online and traditional, located in the state of Massachusetts. Scroll through the list below and get all the information you need about each institution.

Online Colleges in Massachusetts

Compare all of the best distance education colleges located in Massachusetts to pursue an online bachelors degree, associates, or online masters program degree. Including cost of tuition, degrees they offer, enrollment rates, faculty, famous alumni, and more.

  • American International College Seal

    American International College

    Springfield, Massachusetts

    • 3,539 Total Students
    • 63% Acceptance Rate
    • 27% Enrollment Rate
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,060 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    AIC was founded by Reverend Mr. Calvin E. Amaron, on the understanding that an educational institute for his French Canadian community was needed. Foreseeing education as the foundation for social and economic uplift of their people, the rest of the clergy helped and the institute was founded in 1885.It was later, in 1892 that the college became a coeducational institute. Similarly, from just serving immigrants, the college also moved on to serve a diverse student body and also expanding its academic offerings becoming a liberal arts college. It is based in Springfield, Massachusetts.

    American International College aims to become an educational platform that provides its students with knowledge and experiences to enrich them personally as well as professionally. The college’s commitment to community building shows in its LD Program which serves the children having special needs. This also reinstates the college’s motto, ‘After darkness, light’.

    There are many other traditions that are interesting and contribute to having a fun, community life at the campus. The faculty and the students connect over Football Fridays, where the President and the students enjoy some small games. There is Haka dance, a war dance of Māori people of New Zealand which is performed before the game of rugby. It also celebrates The Parade of Nations, where international students carry their country’s flag into the arena. There are college athletics, in which the team ‘Yellow Jackets’ participate at NCAA Division II and men’s ice hockey team which participates at Division I.

    The programs offered at the university are both undergraduate and graduate. There are more than 40 choices for undergraduate programs and 15 graduate choices. It is organized into three separate schools: for Business, Arts & Sciences, for Health Sciences and Graduate & Adult Education. The notable buildings at the college are James J. Shea Sr. Memorial Library, The Karen Sprague Cultural Arts Center, The Esther B. Griswold Theatre and a few others.

    AIC School Facts

    • Years Estd.July 18, 1885
    • NicknameYellow Jackets
    • MottoPost Tenebras Lux
    • Motto Eng."Light after Darkness"
    • ColorsBlack, Gold and White
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous AIC Alumni

    • Richard Neal

      Politics & Law

      Serves at the United States House of Representatives

    • Jim Calhoun

      Professional Sports

      A football coach; inducted in the Hall of Fame

    • Asnage CASTELLY

      Professional Sports

      Participated at the Olympic Games as the first Haitian wrestler

    • Mike Gravel

      Politics & Law

      Served as the democratic Senator of Alaska

    • Dave Forbes

      Professional Sports

      NHL hockey player


  • Anna Maria College Seal

    Anna Maria College

    Paxton, Massachusetts

    Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts
    • 1,451 Total Students
    • 80% Acceptance Rate
    • 16% Enrollment Rate
    • 11 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,785 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Anne Maria College was established in 1946 by the Sisters of Saint Anne. However, the vision for an educational institute began much early with Mother Anne Maria. Being an extraordinary woman and dedicated to bringing knowledge opportunities for the youth of her region, she founded the Sisters of Saint Anne. This became the inspiration for Sister Marie Anne Eva Mondor and rest of the congregation to establish an institute for women to receive education and through struggle with amendment in the charter, AMC came to be.

    Based in Paxton, Massachusetts, AMC, it operates as Catholic Liberal Arts College and serving both men and women. Even today, the college asserts its Judeo-Christian tradition and continues pushing its students for a career based approach yet with a heart to engage and serve the local as well as global communities.

    AMC is full of opportunities for its students to be engaged with each other, to be engaged in creative expression and to be engaged with spiritual life. There are student organizations on the campus, from arts and literary to healthcare and wellness, the college has it all. The campus also has its own ministry which lets the students connect with their spiritual side; it also offers a weekly Mass to the students. Students can also earn fellowship through different campus ministry opportunities. Setting further example of community engagement, the college is actively involved in promoting sustainability through its pledge to become a climate friendly and carbon neutral campus. The college also collaborated with John and Magi Bish and founded Molly Bish Center in 2004 in the memory of their daughter Molly Anne Bish. The center works for protection of children and elderly. The athletic teams at the campus participate in the NCAA Division III and its colors are Cardinal and White.

    The college offers undergraduate programs, graduate programs and certifications as well. It offers 32 majors choices in various fields such as arts, sciences, criminal justice, social sciences, nursing and others. There are online learning programs as well. The notable buildings at the campus are Kodály Music Institute at Anna Maria College, offering music certificate courses.

    AMC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1946
    • NicknameAmcats
    • MottoLux et Veritas
    • Motto Eng.Light and Truth
    • ColorsCardinal and White
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – GNAC, ECFC, NECC
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

    Famous AMC Alumni

    • Edward F. Davis

      Politics & Law

      Formerly served as the Police Commissioner with the Boston Police Department

    • Brendan Doherty

      Politics & Law

      Formerly served as Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police; was also a Republican Candidate for Rhode Island's First Congressional District in 2012


  • Assumption College Seal

    Assumption College

    Worcester, Massachusetts

    Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts
    • 2,675 Total Students
    • 76% Acceptance Rate
    • 16% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 4,771 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    A Private Liberal Arts College, rooted in Roman Catholic tradition, it was founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption. However, it is believed that it was the fulfillment of the vision of Father Emmanuel d’Alzon, who was the founder of the Assumptionist Order. The college, in its early days was only open to men and majority of the courses were taught in French. It was in 1969 that it turned coeducational. It is based in Worcester, Massachusetts.

    Keeping the Christian ideals of its founder alive, the college devotes its time and resources for the development of its students on the values of commitment, to seek the truth and to serve the people through charity and compassion. The college also takes pride in its French Canadian roots and has a research center, French Institute for study and preservation of French culture and language, established since 1979.

    The campus life at Assumption College is very diverse. There are student clubs ranging from arts societies to political groups, as well as spiritual and special interest groups. For maintaining healthy diversity and intercultural harmony, the college established its Cross Cultural Center in 2002. It holds workshops, lectures as well as performances aimed at bringing new experiences and ideas through ethnic and cultural diversity. With community service and civic duty being an important driver, the college has partnered with agencies such as Rainbow Childhood Development Center, Elm Park Community School, Community Harvest Project and other to better engage its students. There is also a Campus Ministry which focuses on worship as well as service for its students. There are recreational opportunities with 23 intercollegiate sports and Athletic participation at the NCAA Division II. The campus colors are Blue and White and the mascot is the Pierre the Greyhound.

    Academics at Assumption include undergraduate and graduate studies along with few Pre Professional Programs. There are 16 departments, offering 39 Majors, 46 Minors and seven premier graduate programs. The notable facilities at the college are The Aaron T. Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies, Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE) and the Emmanuel d’Alzon Library.

    Assumption School Facts

    • Years Estd.October 1, 1904
    • NicknameGreyhounds
    • MascotPierre the Greyhound
    • Motto"Until Christ be Formed in You."
    • ColorsBlue and White
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA Division II – Northeast-10
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

    Famous Assumption Alumni

    • Donald D’Amour

      Business & Industry

      Chairman and CEO of Big Y Foods

    • Rev. Ernest Fortin

      Education & Advocacy

      A Scholar, political philosopher and theologian. Also a Professor of theology and philosophy at Assumption College

    • Mike Gravel

      Politics & Law

      U.S. Senator from Alaska; also a presidential candidate in 2008

    • Mary Anastasia O'Grady

      Education & Advocacy

      On the team of The Wall Street Journal editorial board

    • Brian Kelly

      Professional Sports

      Presently the Head football coach at the University of Notre Dame

    • Dennis House

      Business & Industry

      A Emmy Award-winning journalist for Eyewitness News

    • Hon. Jay Garcia-Gregory

      Politics & Law

      The Federal Judge at U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico

    • Richard DesLauriers

      Politics & Law

      A Special Agent in Charge at FBI Boston Division

    • Andy Hallett

      Entertainment & Arts

      A Singer and actor; is best known for playing “Lorne” in the Television series Angel

    • Richard Testa, Esq.

      Politics & Law

      Worlwide famed attorney on venture capital and intellectual property


  • Babson College Seal

    Babson College

    Wellesley, Massachusetts

    Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts
    • 3,057 Total Students
    • 26% Acceptance Rate
    • 27% Enrollment Rate
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 7,516 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    It was in 1919 that the college began as Babson Institute, founded by Roger Babson with a distinctive idea about offering business education. It began instructions in the Wellesley Hills, in the former home of its founder. With his vision to establish such a business education institute that should differ from the other institutes offering business education, he began by offering intensive training in selected fields of business. This was an innovative approach of its time. It started as an all male institute however it is coeducational today and is based in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

    With Babson’s approach, the four year curriculum was compressed into a single year and the education only focused on four business areas. The course work was complemented with real time business training. This tradition of practical experience has not ended after these many years, rather has been improved and become even more intense.

    Life at Babson College is centered on business, especially entrepreneurial activities. It is often cited as ‘Entrepreneur’s College’ because of the entrepreneurial lifestyle that prevails. Entrepreneurs of all Kinds and Entrepreneurial Thought and Action on the campus promote entrepreneurship activities, engaging the students with network of professionals and those experienced in the field, all around the globe. It also runs Babson Global, a subsidiary of the college working with educational institutes worldwide in helping them develop better economic as well as education solutions. It also undertakes sustainability efforts such as Zero Waste, working towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and others. It also has Community Garden as a sustainable food effort. Besides serious work, there are over a hundred student organizations organizing fun events, encouragement for a spiritual life, having the Glavin Family Chapel, and a thriving arts culture in the form of exhibitions and theater and dance performances and others. The college has 22 athletics teams participating at the NCAA Division III, with mascot ‘Biz E. Beaver’ and colors Green and White.

    The college offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs with approximately 55 of entrepreneurship courses at undergraduate level. Its distinctive department is the F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business.

    Babson School Facts

    • Years Estd.September 3, 1919
    • NicknameBeavers
    • MascotBiz E. Beaver
    • ColorsGreen and White
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Babson Alumni

    • Arthur M. Blank

      Business & Industry

      Owner of the Atlanta Falcons; also co-founded Home Depot and

    • William D. Green

      Business & Industry

      Ex CEO and Executive Chairman of Accenture

    • Stephen Gaghan

      Entertainment & Arts

      Screenwriter, Academy-Award Winner

    • Sara Gragnolati

      Business & Industry

      Founded the CocoMama Foods

    • Bernard Lee

      Professional Sports

      World renowned poker player; also a columnist for ESPN.com

    • W. Haydon Burns

      Politics & Law

      Formerly served as the Governor of Florida, from 1965–67

    • Marie Cavallier

      Politics & Law

      The Princess Marie of Denmark

    • Ruthie Davis

      Business & Industry

      Founder and Designer of Ruthie Davis

    • Stephen Spinelli Jr.

      Education & Advocacy

      Current President of Philadelphia University

    • Mir Ibrahim Rahman

      Business & Industry

      CEO of GEO TV


  • Bay Path University Seal

    Bay Path University

    Longmeadow, Massachusetts

    Bay Path University in Longmeadow, Massachusetts
    • 3,107 Total Students
    • 77% Acceptance Rate
    • 20% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,148 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    A Private university based in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, started its journey in 1897 in Springfield. It began as an institute which was designed to provide urban educational needs and became particularly famous for its 45 week accelerated program method. It was soon taken bought over by Thomas Carr. Also a man with a vision, and one, who saw increasing role in women, changed the institute into women’s only. It grew into a university over the years; however its undergraduate programs still remain women’s only.

    Bay Path University aims to become a transformational experience for the young women that walk in through its gates. Over the years, the institute has evolved as that understands the role of women in communities and economies, and has responded to growing women needs. It introduced Women’s Leadership Conference in 1995 as an annual event bringing inspirational speakers on the campus.

    Campus life at Bay Path is all about Carpe Diem – seize the day; filled with unique opportunities and fresh experiences. To begin with, it has various student clubs and organizations addressing various concerns. There are Performance arts opportunities putting up with theatre and visual arts performances; there are two Acting course offered, Choral ensembles and Dance Company. Through its program, Student Travel, it takes its young women on One America Trip for nationwide experience, and Capitals of the World Trip which takes them around the world for an enriching experience. Students celebrate and enjoy various cultures through events arranged by the Office of Multicultural affairs. Bay Path also has its athletic teams called ‘Wildcats’ participating at the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC), NCAA Division III.

    The Programs offerings at the university consist of undergraduate programs (women only) and graduate programs (coeducational). There are 49 undergraduate programs and 24 graduate programs. There is also One Day A Week College for adult women which it introduced in 1999. The university has its presence in five other locations besides Springfield campus and its distinctive department is the Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center.

    Bay Path School Facts

    • Years Estd.1897
    • MascotWildcats
    • MottoCarpe Diem
    • Motto Eng.Seize the Day
    • ColorsMaroon and white
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Bay State College Seal

    Bay State College

    Boston, Massachusetts

    Bay State College in Boston, Massachusetts
    • 1,069 Total Students
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Bay State was established as an educational and training institute serving specifically the airline industry. It was set up in 1946 and began instructions at a different location, moving to its present location in 1961. Moving ahead as an institute serving a wide region, the institute developed its academic offerings to cater a variety of disciplines. By 2004, it had grown its programs to include Business, Fashion, and Entertainment Management with authorization.

    Today, Bay State College is a Private institute based in Boston, Massachusetts. It has developed over time however the college still focuses on being career focused, with an individualized and effective learning environment. It maintains and takes pride in its small classroom culture.

    Campus life at Bay State may not be extensive but it provides for every facility and resources that will help its students to succeed. It has its The Center for Learning and Academic Success (CLAS)which offers workshops, labs and tutoring facilities, with the single object of collaborating students and faculty in a training / practical environment. Being a career focused college it has its career services department which helps students in getting a head start in career, through writing resumes to helping with interview preparations. There are student leadership development opportunities, organizations planning events on the campus as well as off campus trips. The students are also involved in community service; students and faculty commit two days every year to be involved in various projects; one such is the Habitat for Humanity. Its students also enjoy various off campus opportunities. Being in Boston, students get a chance to go shopping, hit the clubs or visit nearby neighborhoods.

    Bay State provides only undergraduate programs which include Certificates, Associates and Bachelor’s programs. It programs are divided over Evening, Day or Online programs. Overall, it offers 15 bachelor’s programs (including concentrations), 8 associate programs, a certificate program and 2 graduate programs in partnerships.

    Bay State School Facts

    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Becker College Seal

    Becker College

    Worcester, Massachusetts

    • 2,153 Total Students
    • 67% Acceptance Rate
    • 19% Enrollment Rate
    • 17 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,268 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Becker is a Private college, operating two campuses in Massachusetts, in Worcester and Leicester. It traces its origin to the Leicester Academy founded in 1784 and one which made great impact. It enrolled female students in as early as 1784. In 1887, another institute sprang up in 1887 as Becker’s Business College, founded by Edward Carl Anton (E.C.A.) Becker in Worcester. This new college too had an impact in the region and while the two institutes made progress in their academic offerings, they merged in 1977 and gave rise to the college as we see today.

    The two institutes independently contributed greatly to the nations and became the backbone of many of the future leaders, industrialists and inventors. Come of the brightest minds they produced are Eli Whitney who invented the cotton gin, William Morton known as the Father of Modern Anesthesiology, and Robert Goddard recognized as the Father of Modern Rocketry.

    Becker College has made similar impact in other spheres of campus and student life. Campus life is centered on centers and institutes that bring unique experiences for students and shaping them into future leaders. Some of the prestigious ones are MassDiGI is focused on video game development ecosystem, WELI involves and empowers women for leadership development and Yunus Social Business Centre engages its students to be aware of social problems and to develop long term sustainable solutions around them. Besides, there are student led activities and organizations as well that organize events at the campus, whether it is about celebrating local culture or artistic performances. There are volunteering opportunities as well for which the students are greatly encouraged to participate. There are athletic opportunities at the campus, having 17 teams participating at the NCAA Division III and an equestrian center as well. The campus color is Blue.

    Academic programs offered include over 40 undergraduate programs including Associate and Bachelors degree programs. It also offers two graduate programs as well. Its prestigious departments include John J. Dorsey Sr. Crime Scene Lab, Colleen C. Barrett Center and George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Campus Center.

    Becker School Facts

    • Years Estd.1784
    • ColorsBlue
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsHawks (8 men's teams/ 9 women's teams)
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Becker Alumni

    • Penny Bacchiochi

      Politics & Law

      Formerly served as Connecticut State Representative

    • Elliott P. Joslin

      Science & Medicine

      Pioneer in the clinical use of insulin

    • Thomas Hill

      Education & Advocacy

      Formerly served as the president of Harvard University

    • Eli Whitney

      Science & Medicine

      Inventor

    • Franklin M. Loew

      Science & Medicine

      Veterinarian, animal ethicist; also served as the former President of Becker College

    • Colleen Barrett

      Business & Industry

      Current President emeritus of Southwest Airlines


  • Bentley University Seal

    Bentley University

    Waltham, Massachusetts

    Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts
    • 5,552 Total Students
    • 42% Acceptance Rate
    • 26% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 8,346 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Driven by his own methods in accounting education, Boston by Harry C. Bentley founded Bentley School of Accounting and Finance in 1917. Bentley was an educator in the field of business and was formerly a teacher of accounting at Boston University. Slowly the institute progressed. It became coeducational in 1942 and also expanded its curriculum to include a wide variety of subjects. In 1971, it was given permission to confer degrees in Science and Arts and so transitioned as a college. The present name, Bentley University was taken up in 2008.

    Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, and with a Board of Trustees, it operates as a Private and nonprofit institute today. As a present day institute, the university is highly committed to research and to bringing innovative solutions through its Research Council. Furthermore, it has its Bentley Learning and Teaching Council (BLTC) which works alongside faculty to bring them resources for better teaching experience.

    Campus life at Bentley is a multifaceted experience.  There are more than 100 student organizations and social events that work for student involvement and engagement in a more social and multicultural environment. There are leadership programs conducted through two annually held conferences which brings speakers and their experiences to the students about emerging professionally as well as in communities. The university has its own ‘Falcon Society’ which honors exceptional students who excel both at academics and extracurricular and take on leadership roles. There are also opportunities for all the art lovers; with arts workshops, at Mobile Arts Studio students get to learn and polish their skills with professionals in the field. There is also Broadway and cultural shows. Students also have religious space at the campus and students from all religions practice their faith. Athletic teams participate at the NCAA Division II; its mascot is the Flex the Falcon and campus colors are Blue and White.

    Academic programs include undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. It offers 24 majors and 35 minors. The notable facilities at the campus are Nathan R. Miller Hall.

    Bentley School Facts

    • Years Estd.1917
    • NicknameFalcons
    • MascotFlex the Falcon
    • MottoParatus (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.Prepared
    • ColorsBlue, White
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA Division II
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Bentley Alumni

    • Marcelo Claure

      Business & Industry

      President and CEO of Sprint Corporation; founded the Brightstar Corp.

    • Frederick G. Payne

      Politics & Law

      Former U.S. Senator from Maine; also the 60th Governor of Maine

    • Mike Mangini

      Entertainment & Arts

      Drummer of Dream Theater; formerly worked as drum teacher at Berklee College of Music

    • Michael Jingozian

      Business & Industry

      Founder and CEO, of AngelVision

    • Jay Leno

      Entertainment & Arts

      Former host of 'The Tonight Show'


  • Berklee College of Music Seal

    Berklee College of Music

    Boston, Massachusetts

    Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts
    • 5,289 Total Students
    • 28% Acceptance Rate
    • 41% Enrollment Rate
    • 11 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 8,071 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Berklee began in 1945 as Schillinger House. It was founded by Lawrence Berk, a graduate from MIT and a composer, arranger and a pianist. Believing in the education for music, Berk set up the first institute in the country teaching Jazz which was the popular music of the time. In addition, the institute also provided specialized education in music (harmony and composition) using Schillinger System developed by Joseph Schillinger. Berk had studied music with Schilinger and named the institute after him.

    It was in 1970 that the institute became known as Berklee College of Music and as of 2016 merged with the Boston Conservatory. Presently it is a Private Non Profit institute incorporated with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and based in Boston, Massachusetts. With its revolutionary approach in music, it became the first institute in the world to offer baccalaureate studies in jazz, electric guitar, rock and more. The college takes pride in the achievements of its students and alumni who with their work have won over 250 Grammys and Latin Grammys as of now.

    Being a music school, the college campus is all about creative artistic expression however the campus still offers opportunities outside the classroom and boundaries of academics. There is Student Government and students organize themselves in activities, arranging events and taking part in student run activities and programs. Students run their own music enterprises, such as record labels, live music venues, publications and many more real world activities. There are inevitable music events taking place both on and off campus bringing powerful performances. Proceeding with the merger, the college also incorporates campus life of Boston Conservatory. There is athletic participation as well, at the NCAA Division III. Its mascot is the ‘Mingus the Jazz Cat’ and its colors are Red and Gray.

    Academic programs at the music institute consist of undergraduate, graduate, online programs and summer programs. Its undergraduate programs include 27 majors and 32 programs leading to Master’s degree or a diploma. Its distinctive facilities are the libraries it enjoys with the Boston Conservatory of Berklee; the Albert Alphin Library and Stan Getz Library at Berklee College of Music.

    Berklee School Facts

    • Years Estd.1945
    • MascotMingus the Jazz Cat
    • MottoEsse quam videri (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.To be, rather than to appear to be
    • ColorsRed and gray
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Berklee Alumni

    • Toshiko Akiyoshi

      Entertainment & Arts

      Japanese jazz composer/arranger, bandleader and pianist

    • Gary Burton

      Entertainment & Arts

      American jazz vibraphonist, composer and jazz educator

    • Bruce Douglas Cockburn

      Entertainment & Arts

      Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist

    • Juliana Hatfield

      Entertainment & Arts

      American musician and singer-songwriter; former member of the indie rock bands Blake Babies and Some Girls; now performs as a solo artist

    • Eric Marienthal

      Entertainment & Arts

      Los Angeles-based Grammy Award-winning contemporary saxophonist

    • Tierney Sutton

      Entertainment & Arts

      American jazz singer, has made it to Grammy Award nominations

    • Kenny Werner

      Entertainment & Arts

      An American jazz pianist and composer


  • Boston Architectural College Seal

    Boston Architectural College

    Boston, Massachusetts

    Boston Architectural College in Boston, Massachusetts
    • 770 Total Students
    • 7 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    A Private institute offering education in spatial design and the largest in the region, The BAC started in 1889 by the architects in the region as The Boston Architectural Club. With years of experience in their fields and having worked for hospitals, churches, schools and many more public and private buildings, this club institute was started by them as a platform bringing painters, patrons, artists, sculptors and not just architects with the aim of development and advancement in education through mutual contribution. The institute progressed towards its present state seeing the needs of a growing Boston and rising demands for skilled workforce.

    It was in 2006 that it finally transitioned as Boston Architectural College and today serves as a great hub for creativity for its students. Students at the college are encouraged to bring their ideas to life and they are supported with expert faculty that supports the students with knowledge and resources to get them going.

    In order to shape a more creative student body, The BAC introduces various events and activities which bring both learning and social interaction among faculty and students by getting them involved. There are various lectures held at the campus; the Cascieri Lectureship which invites guest speakers at the campus and Student Lecture Series which are student organised and invite speakers from around the world. The college also employs its students in sustainability efforts. Besides programs and courses in sustainability, the college has its own sustainability projects such as Green Alley Project which is aimed at decreasing pollution and also is involved with other community partners such as working on The Parkolation Project. Students have also designed the waste management stations.

    Academic offerings at The BAC consist of five Bachelor degree programs and eight Master’s programs. Five of its Master’s programs are also offered through online means. Its prestigious facility is the McCormick Gallery, which exhibits work on sustainability, technology, history and many others.

    The BAC School Facts

    • Years Estd.December 11, 1889(as the Boston Architectural Club)
    • NicknameThe BAC
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Boston College Seal

    Boston College

    Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

    Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
    • 14,354 Total Students
    • 28% Acceptance Rate
    • 26% Enrollment Rate
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 29,486 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    A Private research university, BC was founded by the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits. It was established in 1863 when its charter received approval by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; however it began instructions in 1864. When it began the institute focused on providing education for the Irish immigrant Catholic community, and so started as a liberal arts college. With its successful implementation of its curriculum as well as growing needs of its community, the college soon developed into a university.

    Situated in the village of Chestnut Hill, in Massachusetts, the college operates as a Christian university bringing education to develop a sound mind and heart dedicated to serving people. With its dedication to its purpose, the institute is now classified as having R1: Highest Research Activity and produced 21 Fulbright Award winners in 2012 alone.

    Campus Life Boston College for its students is spent in most interesting way, involving activities, events and traditions which are unique to the college. There are 273 clubs and organisations that bring extracurricular activities taking student experience beyond the walls of the classroom. There are sports and recreational club as well as political and socioeconomic clubs for every student to find what interests them. There is celebrated arts culture, where students perform at the Robsham Theater Arts Center and McMullen Museum which exhibits works from all around the world. It also holds Arts Festival where the students present dance, film, poetry and many other performances. Its unique traditions include ‘First Light’, a torch lit procession by the students and Red Bandanna Run where the students run 5k mile honouring the heroes of 9/11. It has athletic teams that participate at the NCAA Division I; its mascot is ‘The Eagle’ and its colors are Maroon and Gold.

    The academic offering at BC include Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programs in over 50 disciplines such as Arts, Law, Social Work, Management and others. Its notable departments are James A. Woods, S.J. College of Advancing Studies, William F. Connell School of Nursing and two others.

    BC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1863
    • NicknameEagles
    • MascotBaldwin the Eagle
    • Motto Eng.Ever to Excel
    • ColorsMaroon and Gold
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I ACCHockey East
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

    Famous BC Alumni

    • Robert Ambrose

      Entertainment & Arts

      Music Director and Conductor at the Atlanta Wind Symphony

    • Abdisalam Omer

      Politics & Law

      Presently serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Somalia; also formerly served as the Governor of the Central Bank of Somalia

    • Nikesh Arora

      Business & Industry

      President and Global Sales Operations and Business Development at Google

    • Joseph Donahue

      Business & Industry

      Founder and President at Microtech

    • William Bulger

      Education & Advocacy

      Presently Professor at Boston College having formerly served as the President of University of Massachusetts

    • Deborah C. Peters

      Education & Advocacy

      Co-founder and Head of The Cambridge School

    • Joseph L. Gormley

      Science & Medicine

      Called the Father of modern forensic science

    • Francis A. Sullivan

      Social Advocacy & Service

      A Jesuit theologian and ecclesiologist

    • Kevin White

      Politics & Law

      Former mayor of Boston, the longest serving

    • Pete Frates

      Professional Sports

      Baseball player and is also credited as the creator of the Ice Bucket Challenge


  • Boston University Seal

    Boston University

    Boston, Massachusetts

    Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts
    • 32,158 Total Students
    • 33% Acceptance Rate
    • 20% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 54,781 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    BU’s origin dates back to the year 1839 when Newbury Biblical Institute was established. It was in a meeting that of a group of leaders from Methodist Episcopal conference that decided to set it up. By 1869, the institute had relocated once and had gone through some changes and so in that year, three of the Board of Trustee members went ahead and attained a university charter for the institute from the Massachusetts Legislature. With the experience of its three founders with educational institutes, the new university soon flourished into a research university.

    It has been recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as RU/VH Research University. What the university refers to as its DNA, its structure, is made up of alumni and faculty which include seven Nobel Laureates, 32 Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winners and others. It is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

    The inside and life at Boston University is complete in its own. There are the student organisations at the campus, more than 450 covering range of interests and clubs for every student to be part of and develop their skills. There are cultural groups, black student groups, dance groups, religious groups, disability groups, health and life groups and others. Arts at the campus is expressed through professional performances in its theatre, education in various arts fields and summer program providing musical training in the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Students bring performances with the touch of worship at the Marsh Chapel. The university’s Community Service Center initiates volunteering programs for students to be part of advocacy groups and different causes. It also supports sustainability causes such as recycling, energy saving, and others. There is enthusiasm about the sports, there are intramural opportunities and the athletic teams ‘Terrier’ participating at the NCAA Division I.

    BU has 17 school and colleges with Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Arvind and Chandan Nandlal Kilachand Honors College being the prestigious departments. These of its departments offer over 250 programs including undergraduate and graduate programs.

    BU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1839
    • NicknameTerriers
    • MascotRhett the Boston Terrier
    • MottoLearning, Virtue, Piety
    • ColorsScarlet and white
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I – Patriot League, Hockey East
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous BU Alumni

    • Joseph Hallinan

      Business & Industry

      A reporter for the Wall Street Journal; also a 1991 Pulitzer Prize

    • William Sherman

      Business & Industry

      Reporter for New York Daily News; also a Pulitzer Prize, Emmy Award and Peabody Award winner

    • Kevin J. Tracey

      Science & Medicine

      President and CEO of Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

    • J Allard

      Business & Industry

      Former Vice President at Microsoft

    • Jessica McClintock

      Business & Industry

      Founder, President and CEO of Jessica McClintock, Inc.

    • Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Civil rights Leader and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner

    • Faisal al-Fayez

      Politics & Law

      Former Prime Minister of Jordan

    • William Russell

      Politics & Law

      Former Governor of Massachusetts

    • Elizabeth Meyer Glaser

      Education & Advocacy

      Child advocate, an AIDS activist and co-founded the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

    • Julianne Moore

      Entertainment & Arts

      Actress; Academy Award and Emmy Award-winner


  • Brandeis University Seal

    Brandeis University

    Waltham, Massachusetts

    Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts
    • 5,752 Total Students
    • 34% Acceptance Rate
    • 22% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 10,528 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Brandeis University is a private research university that was founded in 1948. It was during a time in America when the Jewish community and other minority groups including women had difficulty finding equal opportunities and so the American Jewish Community recognising the problem set up the institute. Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, the university was named after Louis Dembitz Brandeis, the first Jewish individual to serve as justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Although the university was established by the Jewish community and has Jewish roots, it hails as a secular institution operating under the Jewish ideals of providing high quality education, developing reasoning and inclusivity for better communities and a better world.

    Brandeis is an institute aiming to get a chance to be involved in every aspect of their development. The first time students enter the university they are involved in student run orientation program where students are introduced around. Students find that there are over 250 student run groups and clubs to take part in and develop their interests; there is cappella but there is also skydiving. Students also hold many events and programs unique to the university such as Bingo and Trivia nights. It holds annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts which brings dance, music, theatre and other performances. There are also community service opportunities where the students collaborate with community and cultural agencies both on campus and off campus partners, which include Imagine Tolerance, Horizons for Homeless Children, Project Bread and others. There is huge significance of religious life with the institute having Multifaith Chaplaincy, welcoming students from all faiths. There are 19 varsity sports and its teams participate at the NCAA Division III. The campus colors are Blue and White.

    It offers undergraduate programs with more than 40 majors and more than 45 minors. Moreover there are 48 Master’s and 18 Doctoral degree programs. Its prominent department is the Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

    Brandeis School Facts

    • Years Estd.October 20, 1948
    • NicknameJudges
    • MascotOllie the Owl (named for Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)
    • Motto___ ("Emet", Hebrew)
    • Motto Eng.Truth even unto its innermost parts
    • ColorsBlue White
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA Division IIIUAA, ECAC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Brandeis Alumni

    • David Cutler

      Award-winning teacher, teaching history at Brimmer and May School; also an Education writer for Edutopia and The Atlantic

    • Deborah Bial

      An Education strategist; founder and President of Posse Foundation; also a MacArthur Fellow

    • Patrick Tufts

      Computer scientist and inventor

    • Adam Cheyer

      Artificial Intelligence and CS scientist; co-founder of Siri, the company behind Apple's personal assistant on iOS

    • George Saitoti

      Vice President of the Republic of Kenya

    • Robert F.X. Sillerman

      Media entrepreneur; CEO of CKX, Inc. and owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises and American Idol

    • Thomas Friedman

      Foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times; also winner of the National Book Award and three Pulitzer Prizes

    • David Crane:

      Co-creator, writer and executive producer of television series Friends


  • Bridgewater State University Seal

    Bridgewater State University

    Bridgewater, Massachusetts

    Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts
    • 11,089 Total Students
    • 81% Acceptance Rate
    • 32% Enrollment Rate
    • 19 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 5,868 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    A Public university, BSU was founded by Horace Mann as Bridgewater Normal School in 1840. It was in 1845 due to state legislature all the normal schools were renamed to State Normal Schools. By 1846, what had become Bridgewater State Normal School opened its first building. It continued so until in 1960s the college expanded its academic offerings to include liberal arts and with continuous improvements and advancements, in 2010 the college transitioned as a university.

    The university is based in Bridgewater, Massachusetts and is recognised as the oldest continuous running institute. It is sometimes referred to as ‘home of teacher education in America’. Its commitment to excellence and to setting trends in education and learning has continued unwaveringly to the present day.

    Bridgewater State University provides every resource to its students taking their experience and developing their skills outside the classroom. It offers more than 90 student run clubs and organisations that serve as social interaction and finding similar interests with each other. There are cultural and music groups, entrepreneurship clubs, language groups, equestrian club and many more. Students also find the opportunity to participate in many other unique activities such as outreach activity to help students with special needs or a study tour, called Cambodia: Kingdom of Water. Similarly there are some events which are special to the university such as Springfest, students being part of week filled with fun, Campus MovieFest, a one week video making workshop and few others. Keeping up with tradition, the institute also has its athletic teams that participate at the NCAA Division III. Campus colors are Crimson, White and Black.

    The academics at BSU include 136 areas of study under both undergraduate (over 99 majors) and graduate programs. Its prestigious department includes Bartlett College of Science and Mathematics, Ricciardi College of Business and Maxwell Library.

    BSU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1840
    • NicknameBears
    • Motto"Not to be Ministered Unto but to Minister."
    • ColorsCrimson, White & Black
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA D-III (ECAC, MASCAC, LEC, NEWLA,)
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous BSU Alumni

    • Ann Hobson Pilot

      Entertainment & Arts

      Principal harpist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops

    • Walter Harding

      Education & Advocacy

      Distinguished professor and a scholar

    • Ruth Turner

      Science & Medicine

      Pioneering marine biologist

    • Frank Palmer Speare

      Education & Advocacy

      First president of Northeastern University

    • Peter McNeeley

      Professional Sports

      Former professional heavyweight boxer

    • Karl Wiedergott

      Entertainment & Arts

      Voice actor on The Simpsons

    • James H. Fagan

      Politics & Law

      Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives 1993 to 2011

    • Jeff Corwin

      Entertainment & Arts

      Actor, producer, conservationist and a popular TV host


  • Cambridge College

    Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Cambridge College in Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • 2,800 Total Students
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Cambridge is a Private non profit institute providing adult education. The college traces its beginnings to a graduate program that began in 1971. It was introduced by Eileen Moran Brown and Joan Goldsmith at the Institute of Open Education (IOE). With the popularity of the program, it was soon reviewed by Brown (then Dean to Antioch College) to make it into a fully independent and accredited institute.

    It was in 1979 that it was established as a separate institute and named Cambridge College. It is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The college operates in the industry of distance education as well as blended learning, with the aim of becoming an institute with expanded outreach, affordable as well time efficient for working adults providing opportunities to excel at their professions.

    Cambridge distinguishes itself from other colleges on the basis of its expanded outreach and its focus on providing essential skills and knowledge. It inducts a rigorous curriculum which stays focused on the needs of its adult learners. It brings a small community of learners with interactive classroom and learning sessions, focused more and more on development of practical skills. Also, the college is open to diversity and inclusivity, having people from all backgrounds and walks of life which make the inert student experience even more interesting. There is active involvement with faculty as well as with each other. Besides its academic programs and curriculum based education, the college also brings education through its events such as Info Sessions, Open house, Orientation and others. These are all aimed at exposing current and prospective students more and more about what Cambridge has to offer.

    The Academic programs provided at Cambridge are offered through four of its schools; it offers nine Bachelors programs, more than 35 Masters programs and a Doctorate degree. It also offers over 20 professional degree and certificate programs. The institute has four other campuses in Puerto Rico, Lawrence, Southern California and Springfield.

    Cambridge School Facts

    • Years Estd.1971
    • MottoMy Life. My College.
    • ColorsBlue & White
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Clark University Seal

    Clark University

    Worcester, Massachusetts

    Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts
    • 3,485 Total Students
    • 55% Acceptance Rate
    • 15% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 8,045 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    A Private research university, Clark was the fulfillment of Jonas Gilman Clark’s own vision to have a higher education institute. It was in 1887 that he requested for a charter for the university, which was granted in the same year by the legislature. It was later after Clark’s death in 1900 that the university opened up for women. The university was among the founding members of Association of American Universities.

    Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, the university has the honor of being the first all graduate university in the country. Clark University has always been proactive in making leaders out of its students, nurturing them with modern day education and collaborative and engaging learning space from a wider global perspective.

    At Clark, students engage equally in education and learning inside and outside classrooms. They enjoy a range of student led organisations which serve as socialising and skill learning platforms and also leadership activities by participating in orientation, Student Activities’ Board, excursions and others. There is openness towards cultural differences and diversity is valued. Students also engage in community service through advocating, serving or helping the children with special needs. There is also the LEEP Center which provides with resources and activities engaging students and their academics with global societies and interests. Not just this, the students are also provided with academic and career counselling through programs and workshops. Besides, the university has also increased its focus on issues of social justice, environmental sustainability causes, investing in science as well as improved leadership. Extracurricular activities at the university also include athletics, the teams participate at the NCAA Division III and the official colors are Scarlet and White.

    The academic programs at the university consist of undergraduate and graduate studies. There are 32 undergraduate majors, 15 Master’s degree programs and 8 Doctoral programs. The prominent facilities are Goddard Library, Carlson Science Library, Rose Library, Guy Burnham Map and Aerial Photography Library, Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library, Gustaf H. Carlson School of Chemistry, Strassler Family Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, George Perkins Marsh Institute, Frances L. Hiatt School of Psychology and more.

    Clark School Facts

    • Years Estd.March 31, 1887 (1887-03-31)
    • NicknameCougars
    • Motto"Challenge Convention. Change our World" Fiat lux (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.Let there be light
    • ColorsScarlet and White
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – NEWMAC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Clark Alumni

    • Samuel Flagg Bemis

      Education & Advocacy

      Pulitzer Prize, two-time recipient

    • Howard W. Odum –

      Education & Advocacy

      Sociologist, founded the journal Social Forces

    • Fred Rosen

      Business & Industry

      Former CEO of Ticketmaster; also co-founded the Bel Air Homeowners Alliance

    • D'Army Bailey

      Politics & Law

      Formerly served as Circuit Court Judge in Shelby County, TN; also founder of the National Civil Rights Museum, and civil rights activist

    • Mark Bittman

      Entertainment & Arts

      Food journalist for The New York Times; author of How to Cook Everything

    • Alexander Gould

      Entertainment & Arts

      Actor, popular for voicing Nemo in 'Finding Nemo'

    • Paul Siple

      Science & Medicine

      Antarctic explorer and who invented wind chill factor

    • Mesfin Woldemariam

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Ethiopian human rights activist


  • College of Our Lady of the Elms Seal

    College of Our Lady of the Elms

    Chicopee, Massachusetts

    • 1,712 Total Students
    • 75% Acceptance Rate
    • 30% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 832 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Elms College, as it is called, is a Private Catholic liberal arts college which marks 1928 as the year of its beginning when it was chartered, however the college traces its origins to the Academy of Our Lady of the Elms founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Diocese of Springfield in the year 1897.  It progressed as a normal school and in 1927 requested for a charter approval by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    College of Our Lady of the Elm is based in Chicopee, Massachusetts and draws its values and goals on Catholic tradition. The college aims to develop the minds of its students through an empowering liberal arts educational experience, while also making them aware of responsibilities and duties in and outside of profession.

    The campus life at Elms College is one that is full of energy and opens up paths for learning and success. There are plenty of student activities that students enjoy and which as act as skill development platforms. There is great emphasis on spiritual development and leadership initiatives. Spirituality and religiousness is endorsed through Mass and Adoration held on campus. There is an interesting Soup and Substance series where students, faculty and staff share their spiritual experience during lunchtime and more such activities. There is a Dorothy Day program which is held at orientation and students take part in service activities for an entire week. Community service and spirituality is combined through outreach programs, mission trips nationally and internationally and working with local organisations such as Homework House, Gray House, with Holy Cross Church and others.  Besides development of the mind, physical activity is also provided. It has athletic teams called ‘Blazers’ take part in NCAA Division III. The campus colors are Green, Gold and White.

    The academic programs offered at the college are Undergraduate, Associate and Bachelors degree program with 37 major choices, six graduate degree programs, and two doctorate programs. Its notable facility is the Maguire Center for Health, Fitness, and Athletics.

    Elms College School Facts

    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

    Famous Elms College Alumni

    • Joan Hartley

      Politics & Law

      Politician from Connecticut, Deputy President Pro Tempore of the Connecticut State Senate

    • Mike Lima

      Professional Sports

      Soccer player, USL Premier Development League

    • Tracy Butler

      Entertainment & Arts

      Creator of the award-winning comic Lackadaisy


  • Curry College Seal

    Curry College

    Milton, Massachusetts

    Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts
    • 2,950 Total Students
    • 88% Acceptance Rate
    • 12% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 5,554 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Curry is a private liberal arts college which was founded by Anna Baright in the year 1879.  Noted as ‘the greatest woman reader in the country’, Baright started School of Elocution and Expression, which gradually made its mark and by 1888 was chartered by the state. It also started adding more programs to its curriculum and by 1938 was approved to grant Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Oratory.

    The college is based in Milton, Massachusetts, and it was in 1943 that the college was renamed as Curry College after its founders. Bringing a community of leaders, professionals and educators, the college aims to prepare its students to be reflective on present day challenges and battle them through critical thinking.

    Campus life at curry is vibrant and exciting filled with student activities and opportunities. The Student Government Association provides leadership opportunities for those wishing to work for their fellow students and with ‘Student Entertainment and Events’, the students are actively involved in organising and planning entertainment. Some of these events include BINGO night, tie-dye shirts, spin-art frisbees, or performance shows by mentalists or comedians. There are also traditional events such as Spring Weekend, Mr. Curry competition, The Big Bang talent show and others. Besides, there are also more than 35 student clubs and organisations where students get to learn and socialise with each other. Apart from all the fun, students are also encouraged to serve and connect with their communities; the on campus CURRY CARES committee organises trips and activities where students put in their efforts and volunteer for projects such as senior citizen housing community, Cradles to Crayons, Habitat for Humanity etc. There is also focus on spiritual development and students find themselves praying and reflecting together through Chapel sessions as well as engage with each other through inter religious events. The college also has athletic participation at NCAA. The campus colors are Purple and White.

    Academic programs at curry include 24 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, and four graduate programs. The notable facilities are James P O’Toole Chapel, Levin Memorial Library, and Katz Gymnasium.

    Curry School Facts

    • Years Estd.1879
    • NicknameColonels
    • MottoRem Tene Verba Sequentur
    • ColorsPurple and white
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA (CCC), Curry Athletics official site
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Curry Alumni

    • Hal Halpin

      Business & Industry

      President and founder of the Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA)

    • John Wolk

      Entertainment & Arts

      Executive at ABC Network for Jimmy Kimmel Live

    • James S. Gracey

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Former Commandant of the United States Coast Guard

    • Andrew Blanchard

      Entertainment & Arts

      Member of the award winning Internet Box Podcast

    • Mark Snyder

      Entertainment & Arts

      Radio and TV talk host; also columnist and blogger

    • Jordan Rich

      Entertainment & Arts

      Radio talk show host

    • Jeff Perry

      Politics & Law

      Current Special Sheriff of Barnstable County; also Former Massachusetts State Representative


  • Dean College Seal

    Dean College

    Franklin, Massachusetts

    Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts
    • 1,363 Total Students
    • 67% Acceptance Rate
    • 30% Enrollment Rate
    • 19 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,411 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Dean is a private higher education institute that was founded by Dr. Oliver Dean in the year 1865. Dr. Dean was a medical doctor and came from Franklin; it was upon his retirement and return to his city that he started working on first establishing the Universalist Church and then a coeducational residential institute for education, called the Dean Academy.

    It became a junior college and then eventually by 1900s evolved as a college, named Dean College after its founder. It is based in Franklin, Massachusetts and provides educational opportunities to a diverse student population with the only aim of reshaping their lives and minds for personal and professional success.

    Dean offers a fun and engaging campus life to its students, providing opportunities understanding their social, cultural as well as academic needs. The college offers over 32 student led clubs and organisations which serve importantly as learning units outside of classrooms. For those interested in learning leadership skills, there is formal education provided in the form of speaker series, workshops, and also the National Society of Leadership & Success (NSLS). There is also the Student Government Association where the students get to practice their leadership competencies as they work to improve campus life. The college holds many events throughout the year providing entertainment to students such as casino nights, comedy and musical shows, theatre shows, movies and more. There are also unique college tradition such as Taste of Franklin, Annual Tree Lighting, Spring Fling and many more. Students also engage in community service activities such as Blood Drives, volunteering at events, working with Santa Foundation and others. The college has athletic participation; its teams are ‘Bulldogs’ and take part at NJCAA Division I. The mascot is Boomer.

    The academic programs at Dean consist of the following: 13 Bachelors degree, 20 Associate degree and seven certificate programs. The notable departments/facilities are Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance, Robbins Family Center for Advising and Career Planning, Morton Family Learning Center, Berensen Center for Mathematics, Holly and Jan Kokes ’64 Fitness Center and more.

    Dean School Facts

    • Years Estd.1865
    • MascotBoomer
    • MottoForti et Fideli Nihil Difficile
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsBulldogsDivision I, National Junior College Athletic Association
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Dean Alumni

    • Sid Goldstein

      Business & Industry

      Co founded CVS Pharmacy along with Stanley Goldstein

    • Broderick Crawford

      Entertainment & Arts

      Oscar Award-winning actor

    • Austin Barclay Fletcher

      Education & Advocacy

      Founder of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

    • James Gordon Irving

      Education & Advocacy

      Natural-history illustrator

    • Emilie Baker Loring

      Entertainment & Arts

      Author, New York Times best-seller

    • Sage Francis

      Entertainment & Arts

      Hip hop recording artist and spoken word poet

    • William D. Green

      Business & Industry

      Executive chairman of the Accenture consulting firm

    • Francis H. Woodward

      Politics & Law

      Former member of the House of Representatives, Massachusetts

    • Maury Youmans

      Professional Sports

      Former NFL player


  • Emerson College Seal

    Emerson College

    Boston, Massachusetts

    Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts
    • 4,479 Total Students
    • 49% Acceptance Rate
    • 22% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 8,618 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Emerson is a private higher education institute which began in 1880. It was founded as Boston Conservatory of Elocution, Oratory, and Dramatic Art by Charles Wesley Emerson. It was founded following the need to train students in oratory and similar other arts and after closure of School of Oratory Boston University. Gradually, the university transformed and adapting its curriculum to present day liberal arts education.

    With various name changes, it was in 1939 that it was named as Emerson College. The college is based in Boston, Massachusetts, and with its core strength in preparing the students in the field of arts and communication, it aims to deliver excellence in education and prepare for professional duty and social obligations.

    Campus life at Emerson is all about bringing its diverse group of students together in their collective pursuit of learning. For this, the college offers a variety of activities; the most prominent is the presence of over 80 student led clubs of all nature. There is fraternity and sorority life, arts celebration, performances, political groups, media clubs, multicultural activities and many more. There are also student governance teams working to assist students and voice their concerns. There are Residence Hall assistants and Student Government Association connecting students with faculty. One interesting activity that the college holds is the ‘Family Weekend’ where the students are joined in by their families as well as the faculty and enjoy a weekend around the city. This helps with connecting parents and family with their children’s academic journey. Additional student support exists in the form of Career Services such as providing internship opportunities, holding workshops, and various other events helping students in forming professional relationships. The college also has athletic teams which are members at NCAA Division III. The official college color is Royal Purple.

    The academic programs offered at Emerson are Bachelors degree programs with 24 majors and 32 minors, and 12 Masters degree program. The prominent facilities are Ansin Building, Walker Building, Iwasaki Library, Tufte Performance Production Center, Cutler Majestic Theatre, The Kermit and Elinore Greene Theater, Kasteel Well and more.

    Emerson School Facts

    • Years Estd.1880
    • NicknameLions
    • MottoExpression Necessary to Evolution
    • ColorsRoyal Purple
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Emerson Alumni

    • Benjamin Bronfman

      Business & Industry

      Musician, environmentalist, and an entrepreneur

    • Paul Thomas Anderson

      Entertainment & Arts

      Award-winning filmmaker known for works including Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood

    • Princess Yasmine bint Asem

      Politics & Law

      Member of the Jordanian Royal Family

    • Julie Mayberry

      Politics & Law

      Journalist and advertising executive; also Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives for District 27 in Pulaski and Saline counties

    • Elma Lewis

      Education & Advocacy

      Arts educator; founder of the National Center of Afro-American Artists

    • Katherine G. Langley

      Politics & Law

      Member of the United States House of Representatives from Kentucky

    • Doug Herzog

      Entertainment & Arts

      Television executive and president of MTV Networks

    • Paul Dini

      Entertainment & Arts

      Writer and producer known for work on Warner Bros/DC Comics animated television series


  • Emmanuel College Seal

    Emmanuel College

    Boston, Massachusetts

    Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts
    • 2,201 Total Students
    • 78% Acceptance Rate
    • 12% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 5,692 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Emmanuel is a private and coeducational liberal arts institute and traces its history to when it was established by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. The college began as a women’s college in 1919 to provide educational opportunities to the women who were being neglected of the opportunities. Committed to its purpose, it soon outgrew and expanded its curriculum as well as physical facilities to its campus. It was in 2001 that it became a coeducational institute.

    Becoming the first college in the region when it started, the college is since committed to bringing intellectual, scientific, economic, and social positive change in its students and its communities through expert faculty and relevant liberal arts education. It is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

    With strong Catholic values and determined to bringing a strong sense of community among its students, Emmanuel College works to connect its students with each other through various activities. at the campus, students find more than a 100 student led clubs and, associations and organisations.  Activities further extend to include Leadership Development Programs aimed at developing leadership skills and their practical application. For further integration into the campus, there are also volunteering opportunities as students take service learning education and work or their communities by taking on social justice causes. There is also importance given to multicultural activities which are considered crucial to create increased understanding and prepare for global leadership. There is campus ministry offering activities for reflection and mission activities locally as well as internationally. There are some traditional college events such as annual Christmas Tree Lighting on the Quad, Clambake in the spring International Hospitality Night etc. There is also athletic participation by college students; the teams are called ‘Saints’ and they compete at NCAA Division III. The college colors are Blue and Gold.

    Academic programs at the college consist of more than 50 majors, minors and concentrations, and graduate programs including three Masters programs. Its prominent facilities are St. James Hall, Julie Hall, St. Ann Hall, Loretto Hall, St. Joseph Hall, Cardinal Cushing Library, Jean Yawkey Center, Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center and more.

    Emmanuel School Facts

    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

    Famous Emmanuel Alumni

    • Mary Beth Cahill

      Politics & Law

      Political figure

    • Nancy Kerrigan

      Professional Sports

      A figure skate

    • Marian T. Ryan

      Politics & Law

      Middlesex County (MA) District Attorney

    • Helen Vendler

      Entertainment & Arts

      Literary critic

    • Linda McCarriston

      Education & Advocacy

      Poet and also a professor in the Department of Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Alaska Anchorage


  • Endicott College Seal

    Endicott College

    Beverly, Massachusetts

    Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts
    • 4,695 Total Students
    • 73% Acceptance Rate
    • 28% Enrollment Rate
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 4,005 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Endicott College was initially named Endicott Junior College upon its establishment by Eleanor Tupper and her husband, George O. Bierkoe, in 1939. Bierkoe served as the first president for this college until 1971, followed by his wife, Tupper who served as the president until 1980. The word Junior was removed from the college name in 1994 when it became a co-educational private college. The first class to graduate in 1941 was a group of 20 students, under the vision of educating women well and achieving high competitiveness for them in the workplace. The name of the school comes from the name of John Endicott, who was the first governor of Massachusetts Bay and early supervisor of Harvard University. It is located now in Beverly, Massachusetts.

    The mission of Endicott is mainly directed to offer its student a multidisciplinary environment through internship opportunities in different disciplines in which they integrate liberal and professional arts with experiential learning. The college strengthens the spirit of excellence by creating rich learning environment in which they are encouraged to take intellectual risks, participate effectively in the community, be exposed to diverse career paths and pursue their academic interests as well.

    Endicott received many awards within the last few years; it was ranked number 7 based on the report from the best online colleges in Massachusetts, one of the top 25 colleges for online bachelors in undergraduate programs of business administration, one of the most environment friendly “green” colleges according to “The Princeton Review “Guide to 361 Green Colleges: 2016 Edition”, etc.

    Endicott’s campus covers 235 acres of land at the north shore of Massachusetts which is called the Gold Coast. The main historic buildings of Endicott include Reynolds Hall, Alhambra and College Hall and Winthrop Hall. The nickname of Endicott is Gulls, while the campus colors are Navy Blue and Kelly Green.

    Endicott offers around 23 programs for bachelor, 27 concentrations, and 27 minors, including Gerrish School of Business and the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

    Endicott School Facts

    • Years Estd.1939
    • NicknameGulls
    • ColorsNavy Blue and Kelly Green
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA - Division III (CCC)
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Endicott Alumni

    • Susie Castillo

      Entertainment & Arts

      American actress and beauty pageant title holder of Miss USA title.

    • Jill A. Davis

      Entertainment & Arts

      American television writer and well known for her bestseller novels.

    • Keisha Whitaker

      Entertainment & Arts

      American actress and producer who was known for her TV works in 2001 and 2008.

    • Santiago Elvin Deoleo

      Entertainment & Arts

      Radio producer and a designer for personality and fashion.


  • Fisher College Seal

    Fisher College

    Boston, Massachusetts

    Fisher College in Boston, Massachusetts
    • 1,959 Total Students
    • 70% Acceptance Rate
    • 15% Enrollment Rate
    • 17 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,669 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Fisher College (FC) is a non-profit private college that was established in 1903 by Edmund H. Fisher and Myron C. Fisher as the Winter Hill Business College. Then it was changed to Fisher Business College in 1910. The authentic campus was founded in Somerville, Massachusetts, two miles away from Boston, and then moved in 1939 to its current location at Beacon Street, Boston. The college was then divided during the 1940s into two sections, the first school for males and the second one for females. The Accelerated and Professional Studies Division and the Online Division were founded in 1975 and 1998 respectively. Beside the main campus that is located currently in Boston, FC has another three satellite campuses located in Massachusetts, North Attleboro and New Bedford.

    FC states its mission to be enhancing its graduates quality lives through promoting their mandatory personal skills such as creativity, mental abilities, imagination besides their academic and professional development.

    FC includes more than 20 clubs and networks that are devoted to encourage students to build up intellectual and professional skills such as innovation abilities, self-realization and intellectual capabilities. These clubs and organization are diverse to include sports, dancing, criminal justice, fashion, arts and other. FC offers divers need based and merit based scholarships to help students finance their studies. Possessing a small capacity classrooms, FC has been qualified to provide students within the different departments with the mandatory experience and sponsorship on an individual basis.  Consequently, FC is able to allow easy access for almost all the students to Financial Aid, Career Services, and Student Involvement & Leadership Departments.

    FC offers 50 undergraduate degrees in Arts and Sciences divided into 24 bachelor degrees, 8 associate degrees, 16 minors and 2 medical certificates, in addition to offering a Master’s degree. The Online Division in FC was ranked the 12th in The United States by the nationally recognized distance learning organization “OEDb”.

    FC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1903
    • MascotFalcons
    • MottoUbique Fidelis (Everywhere Faithful)
    • ColorsBlue and White
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Fitchburg State University Seal

    Fitchburg State University

    Fitchburg, Massachusetts

    Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
    • 6,598 Total Students
    • 75% Acceptance Rate
    • 26% Enrollment Rate
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,998 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Fitchburg State University, known as Fitchburg State, is a higher education institute that is located in Fitchburg City, Massachusetts. It was first established in 1894 as the State Normal School at the Academy Street in Fitchburg by the action of Massachusetts Legislature. It operated temporarily in the old high school building. John G. Thompson, the first school principal, inaugurated a two-year program with the help of a staff consisting of three teachers for women teachers training. Two years later, State Normal School extended in Highland Avenue to include a new building which was named Thompson Hall after the first principal’s name. Then the first arts practical course in the United States for men teachers was offered in 1911.  The State Normal School was approved in 1930 to offer a four-year bachelor degree in practical arts, before offering it in all educational areas in 1932 and consequently the school’s name was changed to the State Teachers College at Fitchburg. State Teachers College continued growing to include more programs other than education so its name was changed again to be State College at Fitchburg then Fitchburg State University in 1960 and 1965 respectively. The main university campus consists of the McKay Campus School and athletic fields occupying 79 acres. The university has other campuses located in  Lancaster, Leominster, and Lunenburg that include the biological programs.

    Fitchburg States its mission to provide students and faculty with an integrated environment for learning and teaching through which they can achieve their targeted professional development. It was ranked to be the first Massachusetts State University and the third one in the North according to U.S. News & World Report.

    Fitchburg State consists of 16 academic departments offering more than 30 undergraduate programs with diverse majors, concentrations and minors, around 22 master’s degrees and numerous online degrees and certificates. The top five programs are Business Administration, Communications Media (Film and Video Production), Education, Industrial Technology and Nursing.

    Fitchburg State School Facts

    • Years Estd.1894
    • NicknameFalcons
    • MascotFalcon
    • MottoPerseverantia
    • ColorsGreen and Gold
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – MASCAC, NEFC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Fitchburg State Alumni

    • Michael Bavaro

      Entertainment & Arts

      An American filmmaker in the entertainment industry and winner of several awards for his work for the NBC network and Walt Disney Company.

    • Robert Edmund Cormier

      Entertainment & Arts

      An American author of many famous works such as After the First Death, The Chocolate War We All Fall Down, and I Am the Cheese.

    • Patricia E. Deegan

      Education & Advocacy

      A researcher, psychologist and right advocate in the area of mental health and health care. Winner of several wards such as Wayne Fenton Award for Exceptional Clinical Care in 2015 and APA Gold Award in 2013.

    • Joe Gurney

      Professional Sports

      An American ice hockey player and a former member of the Johnstown Chiefs. Recorder of the longest goal scoring consecutive incident in the history of ECHL.

    • Joseph Michael Graceffa

      Entertainment & Arts

      An American famous actor and singer also known as Joey. Owner of two youtube channels named after him for vlogging and video gaming content.

    • Bert Jacobs

      Professional Sports

      A football trainer from Netherland and a former coach in FC Utrecht, HFC Haarlem and Velox.

    • Al Moses Manerson

      Entertainment & Arts

      A songwriter and produced and current CEO of Red Velvet Entertainment, a consulting company based in Atlanta and Los Angeles.

    • Peter Hamilton Reynolds

      Entertainment & Arts

      A Canadian Children’s books author and the founder of FableVision, an educational media company.

    • Robert Anthony Salvatore

      Entertainment & Arts

      An American novel writer also known as R. A. Salvatore. Author of many popular novels such as Star Wars: The New Jedi Order, Forgotten Realms, The DemonWars Saga and Vector Prime.


  • Framingham State University Seal

    Framingham State University

    Framingham, Massachusetts

    Framingham State University in Framingham, Massachusetts
    • 6,398 Total Students
    • 71% Acceptance Rate
    • 25% Enrollment Rate
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 4,803 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Framingham State University (FSU) was established in 1839 in the form of two normal schools in Lexington and West Barre. Later, the two schools moved due to expansion to West Newton and Westfield respectively. In 1853, the university moved to the current location in Bare Hill in Framingham. The institution changed its name several times since its establishment. In 1932, it was named State Teachers College at Framingham. Its name changed in 1960 to State College at Framingham while it got its current name in 2010. The university is currently administered by a board of trustees consisting of 11 members; 9 of them are appointed by the governor, while a member is elected by the FSU Alumni association in addition to a member elected by the student union.

    Framingham campus covers 73 acres with seven residential halls housing up to 1,500 students. It also includes Whittemore library that has more than 200,000 volumes and offers access to more than 70,000 electronic journals. Other distinctive buildings on campus include Mary Hemenway Home Economics and Science Building, Corinne Hall Towers, Linsley Hall, Foster Hall, and Hemenway Annex. The university signed in 2007 the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. It was named green university by Princeton Review in 2010, 2011 and 2013. FSU teams compete in at the NCAA Division III level and Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference.

    The university has 4 different colleges offering more than 90 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs. Online courses are also offered by the university since 1998. There are several specialized centers affliated to the university including Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning, MetroWest College Planning Center, MetroWest STEM Education Network and John C. Stalker Institute for Food and Nutrition. Students in FSU have established 85 clubs related to sports, academic, arts and social aspects.

    FSU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1839
    • MascotRam
    • MottoLive to the Truth
    • ColorsBlack and Gold
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous FSU Alumni

    • Richard Thompson

      Politics & Law

      Member of the Maine House of Representatives

    • Jennie Howard

      Education & Advocacy

      Member of a pioneering group of educators who founded normal schools in Argentina

    • Ruth Graves Wakefield

      Business & Industry

      Inventor of the chocolate chip cookie

    • Olivia A. Davidson

      Education & Advocacy

      Co-founder of Tuskegee Institute

    • 6. Electa Nobles Lincoln Walton

      Education & Advocacy

      suffragist, writer and educator


  • Gordon College Seal

    Gordon College

    Wenham, Massachusetts

    Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts
    • 2,045 Total Students
    • 93% Acceptance Rate
    • 26% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,832 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Gordon College is a multidenominational Christian college in Wenham, Massachusetts.  The college focuses on liberal arts and sciences. Gordon was founded in 1889 as Boston Missionary Training Institute to prepare Christian missionaries for work in Belgian Congo. In 1916, it was renamed Gordon Bible College, followed by another renaming in 1920 to Gordon College of Theology and Missions. In 1955, Gordon evolved into a liberal arts institute with a graduate theological seminary and settled at Wenham campus north of Boston which was sold, few years later, to Wentworth Institute of Technology. Frederick Prince was selected as the Prince Memorial Chapel on the Wenham campus. The core curriculum of Gordon was authorized in 1958. The name of the school was changed again, in 1962, to Gordon College and Divinity School.

    Gordon is recognized for its excellence by many prestigious organizations including listing in Princeton Review’s Best 380 Colleges. The college received the “Very competitive” ranking in 2016 by Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges. It was ranked 171 among the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges in the US News and World Report. It was also ranked 332 of 650 American institutions by the Forbes Magazine List of America’s Top Colleges. The sports teams of Gordon are known as the Fighting Scots and they compete in the NCAA Division III, particularly in Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC). The official mascot of Gordon is the Scottish Lion Rampant, while the campus colors are the navy blue and white.

    Gordon grants BA, BS, BM, MEd, and MMEd degrees. Gordon offers 38 undergraduate majors, 41 concentrations and 15 pre-professional and interdisciplinary minors. Gordon has unique departments and centers including The Herrmann Lectures on Faith and Science, and La Vida Center for Outdoor Education and Leadership Studio for Art.

    Gordon School Facts

    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationInterdenominational

    Famous Gordon Alumni

    • John-Manuel Andriote

      Entertainment & Arts

      journalist and Writer for the Washington Post

    • Roy A. Clouser

      Education & Advocacy

      Professor Emeritus of The College of New Jersey

    • Kenneth Lee Pike

      Science & Medicine

      linguist and anthropologist

    • Ralph Richardson

      Education & Advocacy

      former chancellor of Atlantic Baptist University

    • Gary D. Schmidt

      Entertainment & Arts

      children's writer of nonfiction books


  • Harvard University Seal

    Harvard University

    Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • 29,652 Total Students
    • 6% Acceptance Rate
    • 80% Enrollment Rate
    • 7 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 37,307 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Harvard University is the oldest higher education institute to be established in the U.S. and is widely considered to be the top university worldwide. It is a private research institute located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The university was founded by the Massachusetts legislature and named in honor of John Harvard who was the first benefactor to the university. In 1900, Harvard participated in the foundation of the Association of American Universities. It became a coeducational institute in 1979 when it merged with Radcliffe College. In 2007, Drew Gilpin Faust became the first female president of the university. The University has the largest academic endowment worldwide reaching around $35 billion. Harvard is governed by the cooperation of the Board of Oversees and The Harvard Corporation which appoints the university president. It has one of the most selective admissions in U.S. accepting only 5% of applying students.

    The university main campus is covers 209 acres in Cambridge with two branch campuses in Allston and Longwood. The university has many unique facilities as Harvard library system which is the largest academic and private one worldwide including 79 libraries containing more than 18 million volumes. The university operates several satellite facilities as Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington D.C, the Harvard Forest in Petersham, Estabrook Woods in Concord, the Villa I Tatti research center in Italy and the Harvard Shanghai Center in China. Harvard Athletic teams compete in NCAA Division I Ivy College.

    Harvard is divided into undergraduate Harvard College in addition to 12 graduate schools including Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. There are also Continuing Education school and Summer Programs. The university is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

    Harvard School Facts

    • Years Estd.1636 (1636)
    • NicknameHarvard Crimson
    • MottoVeritas
    • Motto Eng.Truth
    • ColorsCrimson
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I – Ivy League
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Harvard Alumni

    • Birendra of Nepal

      Politics & Law

      King of Nepal

    • Vittorio Colao

      Business & Industry

      CEO of Vodafone

    • Peter Fanta

      Politics & Law

      U.S. Navy admiral

    • Phillips Waller Smith

      Politics & Law

      U.S. Air Force general

    • Kenneth Frazier

      Business & Industry

      CEO of Merck & Co.

    • Barack Obama

      Politics & Law

      President of the United States and Nobel award winner 2009


  • Hebrew College Seal

    Hebrew College

    Newton Centre, Massachusetts

    Hebrew College in Newton Centre, Massachusetts
    • 191 Total Students
    • 1 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Hebrew College is a private college offering Jewish studies in Newton Center, Massachusetts. The college was founded in 1921 by Louis Hurwich who was the superintendent of the Bureau of Jewish Education of Boston as the Hebrew Teachers College. The school was one among 11 schools in the U.S. with the aim of maintaining the Hebraist model of Jewish teacher training. Hebrew was used as the language of teaching until the 1980s when English was used while Hebrew became only taught in language courses. In 2012, the college succeeded in financing its real estate debt thus limiting its bond obligations and confirming its ownership of the campus. Hebrew college declares a non-discrimination policy which is also called Title XI. The college is currently governed by a board of trustees, board of overseers in addition to Prozdor advisory board.

    Hebrew college states its mission is to provide excellent Jewish learning and leadership in a diverse environment. It encourages students to take pride in themselves for taking part in building the Jewish civilization. The college declares strong bond to Israel and Zionism as the cornerstone of their mission.

    Hebrew College has a distinctive library called The Rae and Joseph Gann Library containing more than 125,000 books. The College is part of the BTI Library consortium and the Fenway Library Consortium.

    The college is divided into three schools in addition to Shoolman graduate school. It offers 9 degree programs and 10 certificate programs. The college is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It is a member of the Boston Theological Institute which consists of 10 theological schools and seminaries in Boston. Enrolled students to the college may benefit from financial aid program.

    Hebrew School Facts

    • Years Estd.1921
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Hebrew Alumni

    • Yael S. Feldman

      Science & Medicine

      scholar famous for her studies in comparative literature and feminist Hebrew literary criticism

    • Paula Ellen Hyman

      Science & Medicine

      former president of the American Academy for Jewish Research

    • Jonathan Sarna

      Science & Medicine

      director of the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University

    • Emanuel Schegloff

      Science & Medicine

      co-creator of the conversation analysis in sociology

    • Isadore Twersky

      Science & Medicine

      professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy at Harvard University


  • Laboure College Seal

    Laboure College

    Milton, Massachusetts

    Laboure College in Milton, Massachusetts
    • 803 Total Students
    • 52% Acceptance Rate
    • 82% Enrollment Rate
    • 6 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 21 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Laboure College is a Roman Catholic college located in Milton, Massachusetts. It was initially located in South Boston and was named the Carney Hospital Training School for Nurses. In 1949, the college merged with the St. John’s School of Nursing in Lowell, Massachusetts and the St. Margaret’s School of Nursing in Dorchester which were both managed by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. The school moved five years later to Dorchester before moving back to Milton in 2013. In 1971, the college name was changed to Catherine Labouré Junior College after it was authorized to award degrees. It was renamed again in 1984 and in 1993, to Catherine Labouré College and then to Labouré College, respectively. Laboure Joined Caritas Christi Health Care system in 1997 and was renamed Caritas Labouré College in 2005, before being renamed again Labouré College in 2009.

    The college offers bachelor of science and associate of science in nursing and allied health programs. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the NEASC Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

    Laboure School Facts

    • Years Estd.1892
    • Motto"In Thy Sight We Serve"
    • ColorsRoyal Blue and White
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

  • Lasell College Seal

    Lasell College

    Newton, Massachusetts

    Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts
    • 2,160 Total Students
    • 78% Acceptance Rate
    • 20% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,171 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Lasell College is a non-sectarian, private, coeducational college founded in 1851 as the Auburndale Female Seminary by Edward Lasell. It is now located in the village of Auburndale, Newton, Massachusetts. Edward Lasell was inspired by his experience to invest more personally in women’s education. He died of typhoid fever at the first semester. The school was quickly renamed Lasell Female Seminary, in his memory. The Seminary’s name was also changed to Lasell Seminary for Young Women. In 1874, authorization was given to a board of trustees and Principal Charles C. Bragdon, who further extended the faculty to make Lasell well-known as a more academically strong women’s institution. Lasell also introduced the Harvard exams and presented law courses for women. While the initial model was more like that of a ladies’ finishing academy, Lasell also offered two years of standard collegiate instruction as “first successful and determined” junior college in the United States. In 1932, the college altered its name to Lasell Junior College, and the school formally began offering associate’s degrees in 1943. In 1989, Lasell became a four-year institution and stopped offering any two-year undergraduate degrees. The college became coeducational and started admitting male students in 1997.

    Lasell campus covers around 50 acres with several distinctive buildings as Irwin House, Potter House, Woodland Hall, Edwards Student Center, Gardner House, Brennan Library and Carpenter House. The athletics teams of Lasell are nicknamed Lasers and they have the blue and white as their official colors. Lasell College plays in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division III. The Lasers also compete as part of Eastern College Athletic Conference, the Great Northeast Athletic Conferences, and the North Atlantic Conference. In 2009, a mascot was presented: Boomer the Torchbearer.

    Lasell introduces both undergraduate (the liberal arts and professional disciplines) and graduate degrees in the liberal arts and professional fields of study. Lasell also began offering master’s degrees in 2002. Lasell has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)’s commission on Institution of Higher Education (CIHE) since 1932. According to the U.S. News, Lasell College has been classified 9th for the category, “Great Schools at Great Prices” and ranked 25th for the “Best Regional College” in the North.

    Lasell School Facts

    • Years Estd.1851
    • NicknameLasers
    • MottoRepulsae Nescia
    • Motto Eng."Ignorant of Defeat"
    • ColorsBlue & White
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsECAC, NCAA (NAC, GNAC)
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Lasell Alumni

    • Ada Langworthy Collie

      Entertainment & Arts

      poet, and writer

    • Nancy Donahue

      Entertainment & Arts

      Fashion model

    • Todd J. Leach

      Education & Advocacy

      president of Granite State College

    • Elizabeth Jane Gardner

      Entertainment & Arts

      American painter


  • Lesley University Seal

    Lesley University

    Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • 5,067 Total Students
    • 67% Acceptance Rate
    • 18% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,182 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Lesley University is a private coeducational higher education institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Lesley in its present form was established by the merge between Lesley College and Art Institute of Boston in 1998. Lesley College was established in 1909 by Edith Lesley at her home in Cambridge. It initially operated under the name of Lesley Normal School as a private institute that trains women to become kindergarten teachers. In 1913, the school started offering training to elementary teachers. In 1941, the school was reorganized by establishing board of trustees. It was recognized as Lesley College allowing it to grant baccalaureate degrees. In 1954, the college started offering graduate degrees and added several majors to the programs offered. The other constituent of Lesley University was established in 1912 by Roy Davidson. It was initially named The School of Practical Art before being renamed to the Art Institute of Boston. The two institutes merged in 1998 and the new institute was recognized as Lesley University in 2001. Lesley remained as a female institute till 2005 when it became a coeducational institute. Five years later, the university acquired Prospect Hall which a former church that was listed on the national register of historic places. In 2008, the university had a partnership with Episcopal Divinity School to jointly operate the Brattle Street campus. In 2015, the College of Art and Design left its campus in Kenmore Square in Boston and joined the remaining of the university in its current main campus.

    The college currently operates in three campuses in Cambridge; namely Brattle Campus at Harvard Square, Doble Campus at Cambridge Common and Porter Campus at Porter Square. The official colors of the university are green and white. Its athletic teams which are nicknamed the Lesley Lynx, compete in the NCAA Division III’s New England Collegiate Conference.

    Lesley School Facts

    • Years Estd.1909
    • NicknameLynx
    • MottoPerissem Ni Perstitissem (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.I Had Perished Had I Not Persisted
    • ColorsGreen and White
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA Division IIINew England Collegiate Conference
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design

    Boston, Massachusetts

    Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Massachusetts
    • 1,990 Total Students
    • 71% Acceptance Rate
    • 32% Enrollment Rate
    • 9 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,273 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a public college offering studies in visual and applied arts. It was established in 1873 under the name of Massachusetts Normal Art School and is thus among the oldest art schools.  It initially aimed at the training of drawing teachers for public schools as well as designers, artists and architects. During its first years, the school operated from several rented locations before establishing its first building at the corner of Exeter and Newbury Streets in 1886. The college relocated again in 1929 to its former campus located at Longwood and Brookline Avenues. The school finally moved to its current location in 1983 which was the former campus of Boston State College that merged with with the University of Massachusetts Boston. The Huntington Avenue where the college was located with then renamed “Avenue of the Arts” by Boston due to presence of several of culturual and artistic institutes.

    The university campus occupies a trapezoidal area including both old and new buildings; most of them were purchased from Boston State College. The academic campus currently consists of six connected buildings which are called Kennedy, South, Collins, North, East, and Tower buildings. The Kennedy Building, which contains the campus center, underwent major renovations in 2009. The college library, which is called The Morton R. Godine Library, is located in the top two stories of the 13-story Tower Building. The college also offers 10 galleries which are always open and free to the public. These galleries, which offer show space for the students, are the Arnheim Gallery, Brant Gallery, Doran Gallery, Student Life Gallery, President’s Gallery, Godine Family Gallery, Bakalar and Paine Galleries, Tower Gallery, and North Crackertorium Gallery. The campus also offers three residence halls including The Artists’ Residence and Smith Hall.

    The college offers 18 undergraduate programs, 9 master’s degree programs, 3 post bachelor degree programs and 4 certificate programs. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

    MassArt School Facts

    • Years Estd.1873
    • NicknameMassArt
    • MascotMastodon[citation needed]
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous MassArt Alumni

    • Harris Barron

      Entertainment & Arts

      founder, Studio for Interrelated Media & ZONE Visual Theater

    • Chris Beatrice

      Entertainment & Arts

      game designer who received Editor's Choice awards from Computer Gaming World and PC Gamer magazines

    • Nancy Haigh

      Entertainment & Arts

      Oscar-winning set designer

    • Erin Robertson

      Entertainment & Arts

      fashion designer and winner of Project Runway season 15


  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Seal

    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

    North Adams, Massachusetts

    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Massachusetts
    • 1,641 Total Students
    • 73% Acceptance Rate
    • 18% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,091 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is a public higher education institute for liberal arts. The college is member of the Massachusetts state university system. It was established in 1894 and initially operated as a post-secondary school under the name of North Adams Normal School. In 1932, the college name was changed to State Teachers College of North Adams and it granted its first degree. The name was changed again in 1960 to North Adams State College followed by changing its name again in 1997 to its current name. The college launched in 2004 the Berkshire Compact for Higher Education and MCLA Gallery 51. In 2013, the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation was inaugurated on campus at a cost of $54.5 million. The college has a complex structure of administrative body. It is governed the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education in addition to the board of trustees consisting of 11 members who are appointed by Massachusetts governor in addition to student representative who is elected each academic year by the student body.

    The MCLA campus is located in North Adams, Massachusetts covering 105 acres. If offers several distinctive buildings and facilities as Bowman Hall, Freel Library, Eldridge Hall, Mark Hopkins Hall, Berkshire Towers, Venable Hall, Murdock Hall, Smith House, Hoosac Hall, Amsler Campus Center, Flagg Townhouse Apartment Complex, 87 Blackinton Street, Mountain One Student Wellness Center, 100 Porter Street, 94 Porter Street, Church Street Center, 72 Porter Street and Joseph Zavattaro Athletic Complex. Its official colors are navy and gold. Its athletic teams, who are nicknamed Trailblazers, compete in the NCAA Division III level in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference. The College produces a weekly newspaper called the Beacon and an annual magazine called Spires.

    The college offers programs in 19 majors and 35 minors granting bachelor and master’s degrees.

    MCLA School Facts

    • Years Estd.1894
    • ColorsNavy and Gold
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsTrailblazers
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous MCLA Alumni

    • John Barrett

      Politics & Law

      longest serving city mayor of North Adams

    • Mary Grant

      Education & Advocacy

      former president of MCLA and the first alumna to serve as president

    • Daniel E. Bosley

      Politics & Law

      member of Massachusettes House of Representatives

    • Mary Grant

      Education & Advocacy

      former president of MCLA and the first alumna to serve as president

    • Anton Strout

      Entertainment & Arts

      urban fantasy novelist


  • Massachusetts Maritime Academy

    Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

    Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
    • 1,674 Total Students
    • 74% Acceptance Rate
    • 63% Enrollment Rate
    • 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 825 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a state owned institute offering maritime studies. It was established in 1891 making it the second maritime institute to be established in the United States. It initially operated as an institute for men under the name of Massachusetts Nautical Training School until the name was changed in 1931 to Massachusetts Nautical School. In 1936, the school moved from Boston to Cape Cod. It finally got its current name in 1942. The first training ship owned by the academy was the USS Enterprise. In 1948, the academy established a new campus in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts with higher capacity suitable to accommodate its new training ship; the USS Charleston. In 1978, Women were admitted to the academy for the first time. In 2008, the academy started using renewable energy on campus by installation of a Vestas 660-kilowatt wind turbine. The campus currently gets 30% of its power using renewable resources.

    The academy campus offers several distinctive buildings and facilities to the students including Gray Hall, Basset Hall, Cadet Information Center, Wilson Hall, Thompson Hall, Limouze Hall, Abele Hall, Fantail Club and Academy Store, Pande Dining Hall, Blinn Hall, Mariner’s Memorial, RADM Maurice Bresnahan Jr. Hall, Gerhard E. Kurz Hall and Harrington Building. The academy has owned 18 training ships successively. The official colors of the academy are blue and gold while its mascot is called Buccaneer. Its athletic teams compete in NCAA Division III as members of MASCAC and NEFC.

    The academy offers 7 undergraduate programs in addition to 3 graduate programs. Massachuesetts Maritime is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. It one among 29 institutes supported by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It also one of six maritime colleges in the US that are approved to prepare graduating students for federal license examination by the United States Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration.

    MMA School Facts

    • Years Estd.1891
    • MascotBuccaneer
    • MottoDiscipline, Knowledge, Leadership
    • ColorsBlue and Gold
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsOfficial site
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous MMA Alumni

    • Maurice J. Bresnahan Jr.

      Education & Advocacy

      President of Massachusetts Maritime Academy

    • William J. Flanagan, Jr.

      Politics & Law

      former Admiral who served as Commander in Chief of U.S. Atlantic Fleet

    • Captain Richard Phillips

      Politics & Law

      Maersk Alabama captain during Somali piracy attack

    • William P. Doyle

      Politics & Law

      Federal Maritime Commissioner

    • Christine M. Griffin

      Politics & Law

      former director of the United States Office of Personnel Management


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    MCPHS University

    Boston, Massachusetts

    • 7,074 Total Students
    • 87% Acceptance Rate
    • 19% Enrollment Rate
    • 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 4,867 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    MCPHS University is a private non-profit higher education institute offering studies in pharmacy and health sciences. It was established in 1823 under the name of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy by a group of 14 Boston pharmacists. It was the oldest college to be established in Boston and the second oldest school of pharmacy to be established in the United States. Two years later, the college American Pharmaceutical Library Catalogue. In 1852, the college was officially recognized by the Great Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts allowing it to offer degrees officially. In 1918, the institute established its main campus in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area which is named the George Robert White Building. In 1979, the college changed its name to Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences when it received approval from The General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to grant degrees in allied health sciences. The name as then shortened by removal of the word “Allied”. In 2000, the college established a branch campus in Worcester, Massachusetts followed by the establishment of another campus two years later in Manchester, New Hampshire. The university adopted its current name “MCPHS University” in 2013. Three years later, New England School of Acupuncture merged into the university.

    MCPHS Boston campus is the oldest of the three campuses. It covers 9 acres and consists of four buildings including the Ronald A. Matricaria Academic and Student Center, the Richard E. Griffin Academic Center and the John Richard Fennell Building. Worcester campus, in turn, includes The Thomas Henry Borysek Living and Learning Center which consists of three buildings and the Maher Academic Building along with two other buildings. Manchester is the last campus to be established and covers 3,100 square meters. The official colors of the university are cardinal and white while its mascot is called “Red” the Cardinal.

    MCPHS University is divided into 12 schools including the New England School of Acupuncture and the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene.

    MCPHS School Facts

    • Years Estd.December 8, 1823
    • Mascot"Red" the Cardinal
    • ColorsCardinal Red and White
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Merrimack College Seal

    Merrimack College

    North Andover, Massachusetts

    Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts
    • 3,620 Total Students
    • 79% Acceptance Rate
    • 14% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 7,751 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Merrimack College is a private Roman Catholic institute that follows the Augustinian traditions. It was established in 1947 by the Province of St. Thomas of Villanova and received its charter from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the same year under the name of “The Augustinian College of the Merrimack Valley”. Establishment of the college came after an invitation from Richard Cushing who was then the Archbishop of Boston.

    Merrimack campus is located in North Andover, Massachusetts covering 220 acres. It consists of 40 buildings that include 4 classroom buildings which the Gregor Johann Mendel, O.S.A., Science, Engineering and Technology Center; the Sakowich Campus Center and the Rogers Center for the Arts. Other distinctive buildings include the Merrimack Athletic Complex, Austin Hall and the Louis H. Hamel Health Center. The college library, which is known as McQuade Library, contains around 125,000 volumes. The official colors of the university are blue and gold. Its athletic teams, who are nicknamed the Warriors, compete in NCAA Division I and II as members of Hockey East conference and the Northeast-10 Conference, respectively. The college publishes its own newspaper under the name the Beacon. The college also offers several methods for arts and entertainments on campus as Rogers Center for the Arts which include a theater style auditorium that can host up to 600 people, an orchestra pit and advanced lighting and sound systems. There is also the Tambakos Film Series which shows around 12 classical films per year for the students free of charge in addition to spring concerts.

    Merrimack is divided into 6 schools including Girard School of Business, a school for graduate studies and a school for professional studies. It offers 90 undergraduate programs and 22 graduate programs. Students are offered several chances to get international experiences as the Study Abroad Program and Pellegrinaggio in Italia program.

    Merrimack School Facts

    • Years Estd.1947
    • NicknameWarriors
    • MottoPer Scientiam Ad Sapientiam (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.Through Knowledge to Wisdom
    • ColorsBlue, Gold
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAADiv I – Hockey East (men's and women's hockey)Div II – NE10
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

    Famous Merrimack Alumni

    • Brian C. Mitchell

      Education & Advocacy

      former president of Bucknell University

    • Carl Yastrzemski

      Professional Sports

      Hall of Fame Major League Baseball player who played for the Red Sox

    • Rev Theory

      Entertainment & Arts

      alternative metal band

    • Jim Vesey

      Professional Sports

      former NHL hockey player

    • Shawn Loiseau

      Professional Sports

      professional football player for the Indianapolis Colts


  • MGH Institute of Health Professions Seal

    MGH Institute of Health Professions

    Boston, Massachusetts

    • 1,112 Total Students
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    MGH Institute of Health Professions is a private higher education institute that offers graduate study programs in health sciences. It was established in 1977 by Massachusetts General Hospital as its academic division after it was authorized by the State of Massachusetts to grant academic degrees. The academic program was named MGH Institute of Health Professions three years later. The institute granted the master’s degree for the first group of graduating students in 1983. It became an independent institute 2 years later. It relocated to its current campus in 2001.

    The institute campus consists of 7 buildings located in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts. It has a total built space of 125,000 square feet. It offers several distinctive buildings and facilities as Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and the Catherine Filene Shouse Building.

    The institute is divided into 3 schools and departments offering 7 programs in addition to continuing education and online education programs. It operates 5 separate research labs. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Some of the programs offered by the institute as the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and the Doctor of Physical Therapy have been ranked by U.S. News & World Report among top programs in New England and Nationwide.

    MGH Institute School Facts

    • Years Estd.1977
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous MGH Institute Alumni

    • Dan Dyrek

      Science & Medicine

      Boston Red Sox Physical Therapist for David Ortiz


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    Mount Holyoke College

    South Hadley, Massachusetts

    Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts
    • 2,215 Total Students
    • 50% Acceptance Rate
    • 27% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 3,858 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Mount Holyoke College (MHC) is a private liberal arts college for women. The institute got its charter in 1836 under the name of Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. The first class started at the school in the following year. Although the seminary had no religious affiliation, students were required to attend church services, meetings, prayers and religious study groups. The seminary was in close partnership with Andover Male Seminary. It was recognized as a college and received its charter in 1888 changing its name to Mount Holyoke Seminary and College before shortening its name in 1893 to Mount Holyoke College. In 1970s, the college administrations discussed the possibility of changing the college to a coeducational institute, however, the discussions ended by voting to remain a female college. In 2014, the college voted to adopt a policy that allows the admission of transgender student as well as students of non-binary sexual identity.

    Mount Holyoke Campus is located in South Hadley, Massachusetts covering 800 acres which was designed by Olmsted and Sons Architecture Company. It offers several distinctive buildings including Williston Library, Skinner Hall, Willits-Hallowell Conference Center and Mary Woolley Hall. The campus also has unique scenery as it contains botanic garden, several waterfalls, two lakes and a woodland riding trails. It is also committed to become an ecofriendly institute following “The Big Turn Off” campaign which resulted in reducing the wastes and energy consumption of the institute by 40%. The campus have 21 buildings including 1837 Hall, Abbey Hall, Brigham Hall, Buckland Hall, Creighton Hall, Dickinson House, Ham Hall and the Mandelles. The official colors of the university are light blue and white.

    Mount Holyoke offers more 92 majors. It is accredited by by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The college has been ranked 35th among liberal arts college in the United States by U.S. News and World Reports.

    MHC School Facts

    • Years Estd.Seminary, 1837 (Seminary charter, 1836)Seminary and College, (Collegiate charter) 1888College, 1893
    • NicknameLyons
    • MottoThat our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace — Psalms 144:12
    • ColorsLight blue and white
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA Division IIINEWMAC, Liberty League (golf)
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous MHC Alumni

    • Rachel Fuller Brown

      Science & Medicine

      Discoverer of Nystatin

    • Kavita Ramdas

      Social Advocacy & Service

      CEO and president of Global Fund for Women

    • Jean Picker Firstenberg

      Entertainment & Arts

      CEO and Director of the American Film Institute

    • Susan Tolman Mills

      Education & Advocacy

      co-founder and first president of Mills College

    • Nancy M. Hill

      Science & Medicine

      one of the first female doctors in the U.S.


  • Mount Ida College Seal

    Mount Ida College

    Newton, Massachusetts

    Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts
    • 1,345 Total Students
    • 63% Acceptance Rate
    • 30% Enrollment Rate
    • 13 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,319 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Mount Ida College is a private higher education institute located in Newton, Massachusetts. The college was established in 1899 as a high school by George Franklin Jewett. The school was named Mount Ida School for Girls in reference to the hill on which it was located. In the 1950s, the school started offering junior college courses and was officially recognized as a junior college in 1961. The college granted its first associate degree six years later. The college was closed during the Great Depression till it was purchased by William Fitts Carlson in 1939. It then moved to its current location in Oak Hill. In 1976, the college became a coeducational institute and was renamed Mount Ida Junior College. Later, several institutes merged with Mount Ida including Chamberlayne Junior College, New England Institute of Funeral Service Education and Coyne Electrical and Technical School. In 1982, the state approved the college to grant bachelor degrees and the college changed its name to the current one.

    The college states that its mission is to provide career based education to prepare students to succeed in the world. Mount Ida current campus covers 72 acres. Several buildings on campus were built before the college moved to this location. For example, Holbrook Hall was formerly used as a carriage house and horse stable. Hallden Academic Support Center and Shaw Hall were both constructed in 1912. Several buildings were added later to the campus in the 1950s and 1960s. The official colors of the college are green and white. Its athletic teams, who are nicknamed Mustangs, compete in NCAA Division III as members of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.

    The college is divided into 4 schools offering 41 undergraduate degree programs and 5 master’s programs. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in addition to 7 other organizations providing full institutional accreditation or accreditation for specific programs.

    Mountain Ida School Facts

    • Years Estd.1899
    • NicknameMustangs
    • ColorsGreen & White
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Mountain Ida Alumni

    • Marlene M. DeChane

      Politics & Law

      New Hampshire State Representative

    • Thomas Menino

      Politics & Law

      former Mayor of Boston

    • Gary Vaynerchuk

      Business & Industry

      serial entrepreneur and author

    • Tony Frias

      Professional Sports

      professional soccer player

    • Enid A. Haupt

      Education & Advocacy

      publisher and philanthropist


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    National Graduate School of Quality Management

    Falmouth, Massachusetts

    • 225 Total Students
    • 9 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    National Graduate School of Quality Management (NGS) is a private for-profit. It was established in 1993 to offer accelerated degree project-based programs that follow teaching schedules designed for adult working students. It is administered by a board of trustees consisting of 7 members.

    The school aims at providing high quality education that supports the success of business professionals.

    The school offers bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs. It is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The school offers several scholarships for financial support of the students including Dr. Joseph A. DeFeo and Juran Global Scholarship Fund.

    National School Facts

    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • New England College of Business and Finance

    Boston, Massachusetts

    • 1,158 Total Students
    • 19 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    New England College of Business is a private for-profit college offering online programs from headquarter based in Boston, Massachusetts. The college was established in 1909 under the name of “the American Banking Institute”.  It was first recognized as degree granting institute in 1979 by the Board of Regents of Higher Education in Massachusetts. Six years later, the college became the first bank sponsored educational institute in the United State to receive full accreditation. In 1988, the college name was changed to “the New England Banking Institute”. In 1990, the college received licensure from the state of Connecticut Department of Higher Education. It was then approved by Rhode Island and New Hampshire in 1993 and 1997, respectively. In the following year, the college name was changed to New England College of Finance. In 2002, the college started offering online programs through a partnership agreement with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Two years later, UC Barkley recognized the New England curriculum for its postgraduate finance online degree program. In 2008, the college changed its name to the current one. It started offering its first graduate degree program in 2011. Three years later, the college received Gold Best Practices Award for Distance Learning Programming.

    New England states that its mission is to offer high quality education that is accessible to students interested in business related career.  It offers three undergraduate programs granting associate and bachelor degrees. It also offers 5 master’s degree programs to which admission is available throughout the year without specific dates. Additionally, the college offers 4 non-degree certificate programs. New England College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. There are 12 scholarship programs providing financial support to the students including Brightwood/NECB Alumni Scholarship and Golf Academy of America Alumni Scholarship.

    New England School Facts

    • Years Estd.1909
    • Motto Eng."Integrity. Knowledge. Leadership"
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Newbury College Seal

    Newbury College

    Brookline, Massachusetts

    Newbury College in Brookline, Massachusetts
    • 865 Total Students
    • 79% Acceptance Rate
    • 13% Enrollment Rate
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,593 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Newbury College is a private independent higher education institute. The college was established in 1962 by Edward J. Tassinari under the name of Newbury School of Business. It was initially located in Newbury Street in Brookline, Massachusetts. It then expanded by purchasing dormitories on Commonwealth Avenue before relocating in 1968 to the former campus of Bentley College on Boylston Street. Three years later, Newbury became a junior college changing its name to Newbury Junior College. Afterwards, the college expanded by purchasing colleges in Greater-Boston including Holliston Junior College, Grahm Junior College and Bryant & Stratton College. In 1982, the college relocated to its current location in Brookline, Massachusetts after purchasing part of the Cardinal Cushing College campus. In 1985, the college changed its name to the current one. It started offering baccalaureate degree programs in 1994. The college library was converted in 2015 into a Student Success Center providing academic and student services. The college is currently administered by board of trustees consisting of a chair, vice-chair and 10 members.

    Newbury states that its mission is to provide personalized and experience based career-focused education. It aims at developing the students professionally, socially and ethically. The college campus currently consists of 8 buildings in an area covering 10 acres. Most of the campus buildings were previously private residential buildings. Newbury athletic teams, who are nicknamed Nighthawks, compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division III.

    Newbury currently consists of 4 colleges including Roger A. Saunders School of Business & Hospitability Management. It offers 18 bachelor and 2 associate degree programs in addition to 2 certificate programs. Newbury is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Enrolled students may get financial support from merit scholarships offered by the college or financial aid programs.

    Newbury School Facts

    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

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    Nichols College

    Dudley, Massachusetts

    Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts
    • 1,454 Total Students
    • 83% Acceptance Rate
    • 17% Enrollment Rate
    • 17 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,275 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Nichols College is a non-profit private four-year college located in Dudley, Massachusetts. The college was established in 1815 by Samuel Slater who was a wealthy industrialist known as “the father of cotton industry”. The institute was initially a male school named “Nichols Academy”. It later received three buildings; Academy Hall, Conant Hall and the Chapel as a donation from Hezekiah Conant. In 1909, the academy was finally closed. In 1931, James Lawson Conrad established Nichols Junior College on the former campus of the academy. At that time, it was the first junior college to be established in the west. During the World War II, the college was closed as its president; Conrad was called into service. He opened the academy again in 1946. The college started offering its first bachelor degree in 1958 when it became a 4-year college. Nichols received its accreditation in 1965 from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The college started admitting female students for the first time in 5 years later. The first graduate degree program was offered by the college in 1974. The college established 6 years later the Institute for American Values which was in 1999 renamed the Robert C. Fischer Policy and Cultural Institute.

    The college campus is divided into North and South campuses covering a total area of 200 acres. The campus contains 22 buildings; 10 in the North campus and 12 in the other one. Important buildings on campus include Conrad Hall, Conant Library, Currier Center and Kuppenheimer Residence Hall. The college athletic teams, who are nicknamed Bison, compete in New England Division III athletics. The college official colors are black and green.

    Nichols offers 18 undergraduate degree programs in addition to several master’s degree and certificate programs. Additionally, the college has partnership agreement allowing the transfer of students with several institutes including Community College of Rhode Island, Mount Wachusett Community College and Quinebaug Valley Community College.

    Nichols School Facts

    • Years Estd.1815
    • NicknameBison
    • MottoLearn. Lead. Succeed.
    • ColorsBlack & Green
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Nichols Alumni

    • Robert Stansky

      Social Advocacy & Service

      manager of the Magellan Fund

    • Peter L. Lynch

      Business & Industry

      former president and CEO of Winn-Dixie Stores

    • Gerald Fels

      Business & Industry

      CEO and president of the Commerce Group

    • Joseph Petty

      Politics & Law

      mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts

    • Fred Friendly

      Entertainment & Arts

      former president of CBS News


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    Northeastern University

    Boston, Massachusetts

    Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts
    • 19,940 Total Students
    • 28% Acceptance Rate
    • 19% Enrollment Rate
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 50,523 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Northeastern University (NU) is a private university classified as a research university with highest research activity by the Carnegie foundation. The university was established in 1898 under the name of “Evening Institute for Younger Men”. In 1903, the university established the first school for Automobile Engineering in the United States. The college remained as an evening school till 1909 when it started offering day classes. In 1916, the college was incorporated by the Massachusetts Legislature under the name of “Northeastern College”. The college finally changed its name to its current name. In 1923, the university was recognized as a degree granting institute. In 1935, the university started offering liberal arts programs. In 1937, the university became an independent corporation administered by a board of trustees that includes 8 members from the YMCA in addition to 31 university members. In 1948, the university became completely independent from YMCA. The university became a coeducational institute after the World War II.

    The university main campus is located in Boston, Massachusetts covering 73 acres within the Fenway Cultural District. It offers several distinctive buildings and facilities including Barletta Natatorium, Blackman Auditorium, Cabot Physical Education Center, Cahners Hal, Cargill Hall, Churchill Hall, Cullinane Hall, Curry Student Center and Forsyth Building. The campus also offers 13 residence halls including Hastings Hall, Melvin Hall, Speare Hall, Kennedy Hall and the East Village. Additionally, the university has branch campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina; Seattle, Washington; San Jose, California and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Moreover, the university operates 63 research centers including George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security and Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy. The university has 18 athletic teams competing in NCAA Division I’s Colonial Athletic Association. The official colors of the university are black, warm grey and northeastern red while its mascot is called Paws.

    The university is divided into 9 colleges and schools including D’Amore-McKim School of Business and Bouvé College of Health Sciences. It follows cooperative education program that integrates classroom studies with professional experience provided by more than 3,100 partners around the world.

    NU School Facts

    • Years Estd.1898 (1898)
    • NicknameHuskies
    • MascotPaws
    • MottoLux, Veritas, Virtus (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.Light, Truth, Courage
    • ColorsNortheastern Red Warm Gray Black
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I – CAA, Hockey East, EARC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous NU Alumni

    • Robert A. Brooks

      Business & Industry

      founder and CEO of Brooks Fiber Properties

    • Mo Cowan

      Politics & Law

      U.S. Senator of Massachusetts

    • Dana Fabe

      Politics & Law

      Chief Justice of Alaska Supreme Court

    • George D. Behrakis

      Science & Medicine

      inventor of Tylenol

    • Gregory Jarvis

      Science & Medicine

      astronaut


  • Northpoint Bible College Seal

    Northpoint Bible College

    Haverhill, Massachusetts

    Northpoint Bible College in Haverhill, Massachusetts
    • 313 Total Students
    • 17 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • Yes Online Programs

    Northpoint Bible College (NPBC) is a private bible college located in Haverhill, Massachusetts. The college was established in 1924 by Rev. Christine Gibson at East Providence, Rhode Island under the name of “The School of the Prophets”. The college had close ties to the Zion Gospel Temple and was accordingly later renamed Mount Zion Bible School and was later named the Zion Bible Institute. In 1985, the college moved to the former campus of Barrington College in Barrington, Rhode Island. The main building on campus was the former Peck Mansion which is listed on the registry of historic sites. The building was later renamed the Gibson Memorial Building. In 2007, David Green, founder of the Hobby Lobby chain, donated the former campus of Bradford College in Haverhill, Massachusetts. The college moved to the new campus in the following year after performing repairs and renovations.

    The college campus covers 18 acres with several distinctive buildings including Denworth Hall, Academy Hall and Hasseltine Classroom Building. Full time students are required to attend chapel meetings which are held daily. Students are also required to attend monthly class prayers. Moreover, students have to complete 5 Student Participation In Campus Experience (S.P.I.C.E) hours per week. The college has several teams for extracurricular activity including “Dwelling Place” which is a travelling music team and “Appointed” which is a dramatic arts team. There are also “Missions Teams” dedicated to spreading the heart of missions to surrounding churches. All Northpoint students, with few exceptions, must live on campus in one of the residential halls including Tupelo East and West Halls.

    The college offers one year certificate programs, bachelor, master and associate degree programs. Several courses are also offered online. The college is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education.

    NPBC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1924
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationAssemblies of God Church

  • Tufts University Seal

    Tufts University

    Medford, Massachusetts

    Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts
    • 11,137 Total Students
    • 16% Acceptance Rate
    • 44% Enrollment Rate
    • 9 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 19,063 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Tufts University is a private higher education institute located in Medford, Massachusetts. It was established in 1852 by  Christian universalists. The university was named after Charles Tufts who gave 20 acres to help the church in building it. His share is now at the middle of the 150 acres of the current campus. The college received its charter in the same year from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 1885, the showman P. T. Barnum donated the stuffed hide of Jumbo the elephant to the university. It was there for 86 years in Barnum Hall (museum of Natural History) until 1975 when fire destroyed the whole building with its content. Since then, Jumbo became the mascot of the university. In 1933, the university established the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. During the World War II, the university participated in the the V-12 Navy College Training Program. In 2006, the university had the intent of raising $1.2 billion to provide a need-blind admission in which students could apply to the university regardless of their financial status.  In 2010 the goal was achieved as Tufts received $1.14 billion of fund.

    Tufts operates several campuses. The main campus is in located Medford and Somerville. Prominent buildings on campus include Packard Hall, East Hall, West Hall, Goddard Chapel, Goddard Hall, Barnum Hall, and Eaton Hall. Other campuses are located in Boston, Grafton and Tallories. The university athletic teams, who are nicknamed Jumbos, compete in NCAA Division III as members of the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

    Tufts is divided into 11 schools including Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, the Friedman School of Nutrition, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.

    Tufts University School Facts

    • Years Estd.1852
    • NicknameJumbos
    • MascotJumbo the Elephant
    • MottoPax et Lux (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.Peace and Light
    • ColorsTufts Blue and brown
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – NESCAC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Tufts University Alumni

    • Pierre Omidyar

      Business & Industry

      founder of eBay

    • Vannevar Bush

      Business & Industry

      inventor and science administrator, and founder of Raytheon

    • Daniel Patrick Moynihan

      Politics & Law

      U.S. Senator from New York

    • Joi Ito

      Business & Industry

      Japanese entrepreneur and Director of MIT Media Lab

    • Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.

      Entertainment & Arts

      Publisher of the New York Times


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    University of Massachusetts

    Amherst, Massachusetts

    University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts
    • 29,269 Total Students
    • 57% Acceptance Rate
    • 20% Enrollment Rate
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 40,130 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Counted among the major research universities of the country, UMass Amherst goes back to the year 1863 when it was founded under the Federal Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act and was called Massachusetts Agricultural College. The institute has a slow start in terms on enrolment and so expansion in its curriculum was also slow.

    By 1931 it became Massachusetts State College and by 1947 transformed into a university. In 2003 it was officially designated as the flagship campus of the UMass system. University of Massachusetts is based in Amherst, Massachusetts and is also a land grant institute.

    For active student involvement and fulfilling the commitment towards growth and opportunities, students at UMass Amherst find many activities to be part of. They run Student Government Association and learn practical leadership by serving in student interests. There are also more than 550 student run other organisations that serve as learning units outside of classrooms and also serve as leadership forums in many fields including academic, cultural, sports, media, advocacy and others. The campus also offers its Fraternities and Sororities for the students to be encouraged for achievement and growth. There are also Student Business Centers which provide students with the necessary training and support Students also get involved in advocacy and community service leading to a complete skill development for leadership and professional growth. They work with local community organisations or participate in on campus programs working towards community inclusion and welfare. There is also the University Programming Council, student run committee which brings fun, entertainment and traditional events throughout the year, including Big Chill, UMass Got Talent, UMass Night Out and others. Students are also part of athletics; the teams are called ‘Minutemen and Minutewomen’ competing at NCAA Division I. The official colors are Maroon, Black and White, and the ‘Sam the Minuteman’.

    Academic programs at the campus are six Associate, 112 Bachelor degree programs, 76 Master and 48 Doctoral programs. Its notable facilities/departments are Stockbridge School of Agriculture, Isenberg School of Management, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center, French Hall, Fernald Hall, Stockbridge Hall and Flint Laboratory.

    UMass Amherst School Facts

    • Years Estd.1863 (Amherst campus)1964 (UMass system)
    • NicknameUMass
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UMass Amherst Alumni

    • Ed Christie

      Entertainment & Arts

      Art director/designer for The Jim Henson Company and Sesame Street; also Emmy Award winner

    • Herbert Bix

      Education & Advocacy

      Historian and the Pulitzer Prize winner

    • Michael Blakey

      Education & Advocacy

      National Endowment for the Humanities Professor at the College of William & Mary

    • Gennaro Chierchia

      Education & Advocacy

      Professor and Department Chair of Linguistics at Harvard University

    • Catherine Coleman

      Science & Medicine

      Astronaut

    • Cynthia E. Rosenzweig

      Science & Medicine

      Senior Research Scientist at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

    • Wayne Chang

      Business & Industry

      Director of product strategy at Twitter

    • Anshu Jain

      Business & Industry

      Former Global co-CEO of Deutsche Bank

    • James Kallstrom

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Former assistant director of the FBI

    • Denise Andrews

      Politics & Law

      Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 2011 to present

    • Hina Rabbani Khar

      Politics & Law

      Pakistani Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2011 to 2013; the first female to hold this post


  • University of Massachusetts-Boston Seal

    University of Massachusetts-Boston

    Boston, Massachusetts

    University of Massachusetts-Boston in Boston, Massachusetts
    • 17,030 Total Students
    • 69% Acceptance Rate
    • 26% Enrollment Rate
    • 16 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 9,365 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UMass Boston is a present day public research university which had its start when it was established in the year 1964 as the second campus to the University of Massachusetts system. It traces its earlier beginnings to when in 1863 Massachusetts Agricultural College was founded under the Morrill Land-Grant Act.

    The need for higher education institute in the region forced the formation of UMass Boston campus which was established through a legislative act. Since then this institute based in Boston, Massachusetts has developed into this dynamic institute of education, learning, creativity and economic growth.

    As students become part of the University of Massachusetts-Boston they find themselves surrounded with a great number of opportunities. Student integration into the campus begins with the opportunity to be involved in more than 100 student led clubs, or be part of the Student Government Association and the Activities and Events Council. There is also the campus media which allows students to explore their potential and work on their skills. These also serve as leadership development opportunities through experiential learning platforms. For the students, there is also the campus center which serves as the main activity hub providing students with food and dining, space for holding meetings and workshops and planning and organise campus events. There is also a Game Room on the campus which serves as the relaxation spot. Further student activities consist of off campus community involvement through volunteering their time for working with community partners or campus designed programs. At the campus, students also get the chance to undertake internships and employment opportunities which helps them with career prospects. As for the athletics, the campus teams ‘Beacons’ compete at NCAA Division III. The mascot is ‘Bobby Beacon’ and the colors are UMass Boston Blue and White.

    Academic programs at the university are 100+ undergraduate programs, 110+ graduate programs including Masters degree and Doctorate. The notable facilities are McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, Healey Library, Harbor Gallery, McCormack Hall, JFK Presidential Library, Wheatley Hall and others.

    UMass Boston School Facts

    • Years Estd.1852 Boston State College1964 UMass Boston
    • NicknameBeacons
    • MascotBobby Beacon
    • ColorsUMass Boston Blue White
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – Little East, ECAC East
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UMass Boston Alumni

    • Tim Costello

      Education & Advocacy

      Labor and anti-globalization advocate and author

    • Daniel E. Bosley

      Politics & Law

      Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1987 to 2011

    • William Bratton

      Politics & Law

      Former Police Commissioner of the Boston, New York City, and Los Angeles Police Departments

    • Alton J. Brann

      Business & Industry

      Former President and CEO of Litton Industries

    • Amsale Aberra

      Entertainment & Arts

      Celebrity Wedding designer

    • Steve Sweeney

      Entertainment & Arts

      Comedian

    • Kelly Overton

      Education & Advocacy

      Animal rights activist

    • John Warner

      Science & Medicine

      One of the founding fathers of Green Chemistry; founded first PhD program in Green Chemistry


  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Seal

    University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

    North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

    University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
    • 8,916 Total Students
    • 76% Acceptance Rate
    • 25% Enrollment Rate
    • 18 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 7,591 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Today UMassD is one of the five campuses in the University of Massachusetts system, becoming part of the system in the year 1991. The roots of the university however go back to the two institutes chartered by the state legislature in 1895, as New Bedford Textile School and the Bradford Durfee Textile.

    The two institutes having grown were merged in 1960 to form Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute and by 1969 transformed into a university; later becoming part of the system. The university is based in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and is committed to providing a learning environment embedded in innovation, technology and advancement.

    The campus life is equally vibrant and supportive of student development. The Office of Student Affairs looks after the student activities and regulates them on campus. It offers the Career Development Center and the Counseling Center, both of which help students set the right academic foundation and set realistic goals for the future. There is also the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life assisting students in their spiritual development and maintaining their lifestyle. Further student involvement happens through SAIL: Student Activities, Involvement, and Leadership. Students find more than 180 student run clubs and organizations for students to be better and actively involved in learning and growth activities. Leadership development is considered essential for student growth and so there are leadership programs offered such as DCH Leadership Program which offers workshops for skill development and community service where students volunteer time for public engagement and social work. There is also the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement. For promoting diversity and inclusion, the campus offers Frederick Douglass Unity House which brings activities that promote cultural, racial and ethnic understanding and acceptance. The students also are part of athletic competitions at NCAA Division III. The teams are called ‘Corsairs’, the colors are Blue and Gold and the mascot is the ‘Arnie the Corsair’.

    Academic programs include 85 undergraduate programs, with 55 majors and 54 minors, 33 Masters degree programs, 13 Doctorate programs and the notable facilities/departments are Charlton College of Business and Claire T. Carney Library.

    UMassD School Facts

    • Years Estd.1895
    • NicknameCorsairs
    • MascotArnie the Corsair
    • ColorsBlue and Gold
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsOfficial site
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UMassD Alumni

    • Scott Ferson

      Business & Industry

      President Liberty Square Group

    • Brian Helgeland

      Entertainment & Arts

      Academy Award-winning screenwriter

    • Lawrence G. McDonald

      Business & Industry

      Former vice president at Lehman Brothers and author

    • Craig Rousseau

      Entertainment & Arts

      Comic book artist and co-creator of The Perhapanauts

    • Robert Leduc

      Business & Industry

      President of Pratt & Whitney from 2016 to present

    • Charles A. Dewey

      Politics & Law

      United States federal judge in Iowa's southern district

    • Antonio F. D. Cabral

      Politics & Law

      Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1990 to present

    • Edward M. Lambert, Jr.

      Politics & Law

      Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation


  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell

    Lowell, Massachusetts

    University of Massachusetts-Lowell in Lowell, Massachusetts
    • 18,047 Total Students
    • 56% Acceptance Rate
    • 27% Enrollment Rate
    • 17 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 10,689 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    UMass Lowell is the public higher education institute that traces its beginnings to two of the institutes founded in the region as early as 1894 as Lowell Normal School, and the Lowell Textile School, in 1895. The two institutes progressed serving the needs of the region by extending their academic offerings. It was in 1975 that the two institutes were then merged to form University of Lowell.

    By 1991 with the integration into the University of Massachusetts system, the institute came to be known as the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Based in Lowell, Massachusetts the university has become the place for knowledge and intellectual discovery working for student success, individually as well as professionally.

    The campus life is filled with extracurricular activities as well as programs that help students find their potential and develop their skills. The campus offers more than 250 student run clubs and organisations, which are the primary learning units as well as help with healthy socialising among students. For leadership development in students, these along with leadership development programs are offered such as the Woman’s Leadership Conference, STRIVE Program, Fall Retreat and others. There is also the Leadership in Motions incorporating learning with adventure. The campus has its Greek Life which encourages students to excel and become role models for other students. There is Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) working to promote intercultural and social values and perspectives. There are also facilities for the students to work towards improving their physical wellness and so they take part in spiritual, social, mental health and physical development activities. There is also athletic participation by the teams ‘River Hawks’ at NCAA Division I. The campus colors are Blue and Black and the mascot is ‘Rowdy the River Hawk’.

    Academics offered at the campus consist of 100+ Bachelors degree, 40+ Masters degree and 30+ Doctorate programs. Its notable facilities/departments are Manning School of Business, Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences, Francis College of Engineering, Kennedy College of Sciences, Cumnock Hall, Tsongas Center and others.

    UMass Lowell School Facts

    • Years Estd.1894 (1894)
    • NicknameRiver Hawks
    • MascotRowdy the River Hawk
    • ColorsBlue and Black
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA Division IAmerica East, Hockey East
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous UMass Lowell Alumni

    • Andre Dubus III

      Entertainment & Arts

      Author; Bestseller

    • Mitra Das

      Education & Advocacy

      Sociology scholar focused on Peace & Conflict Studies, Technology and Values, and Immigration and Food & Culture

    • Sean Garballey

      Politics & Law

      Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 2008 till present

    • Bonnie Comley

      Entertainment & Arts

      Broadway and film producer

    • Edson deCastro

      Business & Industry

      President and founder of Data General Corporation

    • Rich Miner

      Business & Industry

      Creator of Wildfire, co-founder of Android Inc., and investment partner on the Google Ventures team

    • Shelagh Donohoe

      Professional Sports

      Olympic Silver Medalist in Women's Rowing

    • Christopher J. Coyne

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Bishop of Burlington, Vermont

    • Jack Weinstein

      Social Advocacy & Service

      U.S. Air Force lieutenant general


  • Wentworth Institute of Technology Seal

    Wentworth Institute of Technology

    Boston, Massachusetts

    Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts
    • 4,576 Total Students
    • 67% Acceptance Rate
    • 21% Enrollment Rate
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 6,975 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    WIT is a private institute offering technical and design education and was founded in 1904 by a businessman in the region, Arioch Wentworth. However, it wasn’t until 1911 that the institute opened up for instructions; having well researched and investigated on the needs of their community during the years in between. Starting as an all-male institute, it took in its first female students in 1972.

    It evolved into Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1977 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts. The institute with its unique programs and creative educational experience prepares its students to be inspirational, driven and empowered to achieve their personal and professional goals.

    For the students at Wentworth, rich experiences await at the institute. The students find it easy to integrate into the campus life through the numerous students support services present at the Student Service Center helping them out with financial issues, commuting, health services, and center addressing diversity. There is also the campus center which offers recreation facilities and fitness center, campus radio and a lot of space to study, enjoy or relax. For further engagement and participation in activities, students can take part in more than 65 student organizations and clubs working on campus. These include academic clubs, student associations, special interest etc. For those interested in learning leadership skills have the opportunity to become a ‘Student Leader’. The campus also runs a ‘Campus Climate Committee’ which develops compliance standards and also provides trainings and resources regarding climate concerns. Sustainability concerns and climate standards are a huge concern at the institute and it also contributes towards ‘carbon commitment’. Through its sustainability programs, the institute also offers small student jobs for learning and research. Students could also volunteer. The institute as part of its tradition has a mascot called ‘Leopard’ and the colors are Gold, Black and Red.

    Its academic programs consist of 17 undergraduate majors, 15+ minors and seven graduate degree programs. Its notable facilities are Williston Hall, Flanagan Campus Center, Schumann Fitness Center, Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons and few more.

    WIT School Facts

    • Years Estd.1904
    • MascotLeopard
    • MottoHonesty, Energy, Economy, System
    • ColorsCardinal Red, Yellow, and Black
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsDivision III16 varsity teams
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous WIT Alumni

    • Joe Lauzon

      Professional Sports

      Professional mixed martial artist, competing in the UFC's Lightweight Division

    • Stephen F. Lynch

      Politics & Law

      US Representative from Massachusetts

    • Robert H. Swanson, Jr.

      Business & Industry

      Founder and chairman of Linear Technology

    • David Lovering

      Entertainment & Arts

      Musician, drummer for the Pixies

    • Vahe Aghabegians

      Politics & Law

      Technology adviser to the Armenian government

    • George Chamillard

      Business & Industry

      Former chairman and CEO of Teradyne, Inc.

    • John A. Volpe

      Politics & Law

      Governor of Massachusetts, United States Secretary of Transportation, namesake of the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    • Luther Blount

      Business & Industry

      Entrepreneur, prolific inventor

    • Russell Colley

      Science & Medicine

      Prolific inventor, NASA engineer, inventor of silver nylon space suit used in first manned space flight


  • Western New England University Seal

    Western New England University

    Springfield, Massachusetts

    Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts
    • 3,912 Total Students
    • 81% Acceptance Rate
    • 14% Enrollment Rate
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 6,207 Total Applicants
    • Yes Online Programs

    Western New England University is a private higher education institute that is based in Springfield, Massachusetts. Its roots go back to the year 1919 when it was established as the division for the Northeastern College and started with offering only evening classes in a few fields. It continued so until the year 1951 when it became Western New England College and received its charter.

    With further expansion in its academic offerings, it was transformed into a university in the year 2011. With a quality curriculum and faculty with expertise, the university prepares its students for present-day challenges, leadership and, personal and professional success.

    At the campus, an exciting life awaits the students. New and old students get familiar with each other as they become part of clubs and organizations of their interest. There are more than 70 of them present on campus. Student life is further made enjoyable through various activities and events held around the campus. Further interaction among students takes place as they work to make campus life better through mutual participation and cooperation in the Student Senate Organizations. This also brings a huge chance for them to understand leadership and develop their skills in the area. More chances for leadership development are available through the programs Leadership Summit, Leadership Series, etc. The campus is not without its spiritual life ad active participation in arts and creative activities. Diverse religious activities are conducted weekly while arts thrive in the form of theatre, music, film etc. Students also get to enjoy and be part of the unique campus traditions such as Painting the Rock, Midnight Madness, WNEpalooza and few more. There are also the athletic teams which compete at NCAA Division III. The campus mascot is the ‘Golden Bear’.

    As for the academics at WNE, these consist of around 50 undergraduate majors and more than 30 graduate programs including Doctoral and combined degree. The notable facilities are D’Amour Library, LaRiviere Living and Learning Center, Blake Law Center, the St. Germain Campus Center, George Trelease Memorial Baseball Park and Kevin S. Delbridge Welcome Center.

    WNE School Facts

    • Years Estd.1919*
    • MascotGolden Bear
    • MottoLatin: Scientia Integritas Servitium
    • Motto Eng.Knowledge Integrity Service
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous WNE Alumni

    • Anthony Katagas

      Entertainment & Arts

      Academy Award winning producer of 12 Years A Slave (film)

    • Lawrence F. Cafero

      Politics & Law

      Member of Connecticut House of Representatives and Republican House Leader

    • Michael Mori

      Social Advocacy & Service

      U.S. Marine Corps lawyer

    • Brigadier General Joseph S. Ward Jr.

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Comptroller, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

    • Joseph Rallo

      Education & Advocacy

      President of Angelo State University

    • Thomas S. Moorman Jr.

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Served as Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force

    • Rodney Smith

      Professional Sports

      Bronze medal winner in the 68 kg division of the Greco-Roman wrestling competition at the 1992 Olympic Games and also competed in the 1996 Olympic Games

    • Tommy Tallarico

      Entertainment & Arts

      Video game music composer and musician



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  • Amherst College Seal

    Amherst College

    Amherst, Massachusetts

    Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts
    • 1,795 Total Students
    • 14% Acceptance Rate
    • 39% Enrollment Rate
    • 8 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 8,568 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Amherst College began in 1821, when it was founded as Amherst Collegiate Institution with the collective efforts of the community. The idea was to train its youth for the ministry. Famed Noah Webster had a great influence on the progress of the institute and helped in raising funds for the institute. By 1825, the institute was chartered and made progress in leaps and bounds. Today, it has grown into a Private Liberal Arts institute based in Amherst, Massachusetts.

    When Amherst adopted its motto ‘Let them enlighten the lands’, it took every step to incorporate it. It opened its doors for African Americans and for minorities and underprivileged. The first Japanese to graduate from the college later founded Doshisha University in Kyoto, a sister institute to Amherst. Another of its proud achievement is one of its graduates went on to become 30th President of United States, Calvin Coolidge.

    Besides its achievements, there are many interesting facts and traditions unique to the college. As a sign of its love and support for its students, graduates at Amherst receive a cane symbolizing lifelong support. There are many student organizations and events at the campus such as dinners, cappella groups, bonfire event, which add fun to the campus. Athletics also form a major part of student life. The campus colors are Purple and White and the teams participate in NCAA Division III. As part of its contribution to sustainability, the college has a separate department and organizes events such as Annual Trash to Fashion Show. Amherst also has its own wildlife sanctuary, a 500 acre land containing wildlife as well as plantation being used for recreation as well as research activities.

    The academic offerings at Amherst are just as vibrant as its student life. It grants undergraduate degree with 38 majors and more than 850 courses in disciplines of humanities, arts, sciences, mathematics, information technology, languages and others. The most notable of college facilities are the art galleries located on the campus such as Beneski Museum of Natural History, Eli Marsh Gallery, Emily Dickinson Museum and the Mead Art Museum.

    Amherst School Facts

    • Years Estd.1821
    • MottoTerras Irradient (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.Let them enlighten the lands
    • ColorsPurple and white
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – NESCAC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Amherst Alumni

    • Joseph Hardy Neesima

      Education & Advocacy

      Founder of Doshisha University, Japan

    • Richard Glenn Gettell

      Education & Advocacy

      Served as the 13th president of Mount Holyoke College

    • Librarian Melvil Dewey

      Education & Advocacy

      Known for Dewey Decimal System founded the American Library Association

    • Scientist David Suzuki

      Science & Medicine

      Internationally honoured Canadian environmental scientist and also an activist

    • Alex Bernstein

      Professional Sports

      Played as offensive lineman with Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons

    • Uchimura Kanzo

      Social Advocacy & Service

      A Christian thinker who founded the Nonchurch Movement of Christianity in Japan

    • Antonis Samaras

      Politics & Law

      Present serving Prime Minister of Greece and President of New Democracy; also remained as Minister for Foreign Affairs

    • William Henry Lewis

      Politics & Law

      Assistant United States Attorney General, the first African-American appointed to a sub-cabinet position,

    • Uhuru Kenyatta

      Politics & Law

      Holding office as 4th President of the Republic of Kenya

    • John J. McCloy

      Business & Industry

      Was the second president of the World Bank; also remained a member of the Warren Commission and Draper Committee

    • Dave Freudenthal

      Politics & Law

      Twice Governor of Wyoming; also former U.S. attorney

    • Charles E. Merrill

      Business & Industry

      Founded the Merrill Lynch & Co.

    • Preston Bassett

      Science & Medicine

      A charter member of NASA; an inventor, engineer, known as the pioneer in instruments for aviation

    • Robert Brustein

      Education & Advocacy

      Author, theater critic, director, playwright; the founding director of Yale Repertory Theatre and American Repertory Theater


  • Bard College at Simon’s Rock Seal

    Bard College at Simon’s Rock

    Great Barrington, Massachusetts

    Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts
    • 329 Total Students
    • 89% Acceptance Rate
    • 66% Enrollment Rate
    • 6 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 199 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    A Private liberal arts college now, it only began as Simon’s Rock when it was founded by Elizabeth Blodgett Hall in 1964. Hall, having served as a headmistress and experienced it, felt uneasy with a high school curriculum. She believed the last two years would often involve students in reiteration of a lot of what had already been learned by students and so they should rather be given college level education. With this idea, she began an institution without categorizing it on academic level. The college was built on the farm provided by Hall’s family and opened its doors for instructions in 1966.

    Based in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, it now serves as ‘early college’ and is part of Bard College. Student choosing to study at the college are accepted earlier than graduation.  It takes pride in its innovative approach towards education, instilling the same creative approach in its students and involving them real time exchange of ideas and knowledge.

    Life at Simon’s Rock is all about interconnecting what students learn in class and to allow them to be liberative in their thoughts while also staying fun. This creativity is incorporated in everything they do, for instance taking part in community development by raising funds through dance and arts performances for church restoration, or continuing its long held tradition ‘Rock the community’ students working across the region to improve gardens, repair bridges or simply visiting the young and old. Other traditions consist of Mayfest, an event which is filled with food, social interaction and entertainment allowing students to relax and the Senior Thesis Prank where the faculty have to go through pranks, riddles and many other hurdles to get the thesis manuscripts of their senior students. Much like other institutes in the country, the college also has athletic and recreation activities and its mascot is the llama.

    Academic offerings at the college are wide however it only offers undergraduate programs. There are more than 35 disciplines to choose from. Its notable centers are Liebowitz Center for International Studies, Daniel Arts Center, Fisher Science and Academic Center and Kellogg Music Center.

    Simon's Rock School Facts

    • Years Estd.1964
    • MascotLlama
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Simon's Rock Alumni

    • Henry Ferrini

      Entertainment & Arts

      Documentary filmmaker

    • Ethan Coen

      Entertainment & Arts

      Filmmaker, Academy Award-winner

    • Michael (Mike) Marcotte

      Business & Industry

      Businessman, Technology CEO; also a philanthropist

    • Ben Goertzel

      Science & Medicine

      Artificial intelligence researcher

    • Mike Doughty

      Entertainment & Arts

      Singer/songwriter and founder of the band Soul Coughing

    • Raj Mukherji

      Politics & Law

      Legislator from New Jersey state; also technology entrepreneur

    • Zachary Mason

      Education & Advocacy

      Writer best known for his debut work 'The Lost Books of the Odyssey'


  • Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology Seal

    Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

    Boston, Massachusetts

    Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts
    • 596 Total Students
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • No Online Programs

    BFIT was born out of a plan devised by Benjamin Franklin, an inventor, an activist and a statesman, of his funds that he had allocated to Boston City. Boston was his birth city and he dedicated the funds to be used initially for 100 years as loans for young women and in the later years for public work. After the first hundred years, it was decided that the funds will be used in setting up a technical institute and with additional donation by Andrew Carnegie and the land donated by the city, the institute became operational in 1908 as Franklin Union.

    Based in Boston, Massachusetts and as Private and nonprofit institute, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is focused on providing education in the disciplines of engineering and industrial technology. Through its training focused curriculum, the institute aims at catering to the growing industry needs through partnerships in the industry and other resources that serve as comprehensive support.

    The campus life at BFIT filled with every activity that makes the academic journey of each of its students much more fulfilling. New students at the campus go through comprehensive orientation program which is aimed at introducing and inducting each student into the campus life. There are activities present on campus that include student run associations and programs such as Women in Technology, gaming club and others. It additionally offers leadership courses at the institute that teach and develop leadership qualities and roles in students. Students are involved in civic engagement programs; it has its own program which includes local community projects but also collaborate with external partners in bringing change. It has more than 30 projects and its partners include Habitat for Humanity, Castle Square Youth Education Program, Cradles to Crayons and more. Through its recreation center, the institute offers table tennis, foosball and various other games.

    Academic programs at BFIT consist of undergraduate programs, Bachelors degree programs, Associate and Certificates in 12 fields of study. These include Automotive Management, Electronic Engineering Technology, Opticianry, Construction Management and others. Its distinctive facility is the Lufkin Library.

    BFIT School Facts

    • Years Estd.1908
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Boston Baptist College

    Boston, Massachusetts

    • 85 Total Students
    • 92% Acceptance Rate
    • 92% Enrollment Rate
    • 8 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 13 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    BBC, a bible training center was set up in 1976 as Baptist Bible Institute East. It was founded by Dr. A.V. Henderson and Dr. John Rawlings, with Dr. A.V. Henderson also having served as the first president of the college. The churches in the Northeastern region of America needed workforce and leaders who were trained in their field and work and so with that mission, leaders from different parts of the country came together to bring about an institute which would focus on the fundamental Christian principles.

    By 1981, the institute had moved to its present location in Boston, Massachusetts and by 2002 had changed its name to the present name. The college has, since its founding, has been dedicated to serving the Baptist churches for their expansion, for the central responsibility which is placed on them for carrying God’s word.

    Campus life at Boston Baptist College caters to all the needs of its students, from personal spiritual connection, to connection with fellow students and connecting with the larger communities. Students are involved in small activity groups, worship and prayer groups with which they experience improvement in their spirituality and connection. Then there are student activities organised by the student government which include off campus trips, sports and intramurals and other events. They also organize community service activities. Students are also sent out in the world through Travel Abroad trips which send students to Rome, Athens, London and Jerusalem. BBC also holds Rev Days which provide a great insight into the life at college for those interested to join. Prospective students can visit the college, interact with the faculty and develop their spiritual connection during their stay.

    BBC offers three academic programs. These are Certificate in Biblical Studies, Associate in Science and Bachelor of Biblical Studies with eight minor options.

    BBC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1976
    • NicknameRevolution
    • MottoThink-Discover-Impact
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationBaptist

  • College of the Holy Cross Seal

    College of the Holy Cross

    Worcester, Massachusetts

    College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts
    • 2,729 Total Students
    • 37% Acceptance Rate
    • 30% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 6,595 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Holy Cross is a private liberal arts college that was the vision and result of the efforts of Benedict Joseph Fenwick, S.J. serving as the second Bishop of Boston. He first wanted to start an educational institute in Boston. After he failed to do so, he chose another site for his vision and with the land purchased; the college finally began in 1843. The college was named after Cathedral of the Holy Cross by Fenwick himself.

    College of the Holy Cross is based in Worcester, Massachusetts, and has its roots based in Roman Catholic, Jesuit tradition. As a present day liberal arts institute the college incorporates research, knowledge, reasoning and experiential learning methodology but centers all of its education on the positive contribution to life.

    The campus life at Holy Cross is all about array of opportunities. There are student clubs and organisations, over a hundred present on campus which bring students together for learning through each other, for interpersonal interaction and defining leadership roles. They involve sports, media groups, peer education, and many others. There is a great deal of performing arts on campus with students bringing theatre, dance and performing arts productions. The students also grow their spirituality through worship and prayer activities which bring everyone together. There are also religious events and interfaith dialogues that bring different perspectives to the campus; students are also educated about the Jesuit tradition. Students also get together to serve their communities, by participating in social justice programs, mentoring programs, or working with partner organisations such as Notre Dame Healthcare Center and Hospice, the Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center, and Abby’s House. There are college athletic teams that take part in the NCAA Division I. The campus color is Royal Purple and its mascot is the Iggy the Crusader.

    Academic programs at Holy Cross consist of undergraduate programs with over 55 majors, minors and concentration. Its notable facilities are St. Joseph Memorial Chapel, Fenwick Hall, Carlin Hall, Dinand Library, Fenwick Music Library, O’Callahan Science Library, the Rehm Library, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery and few more.

    Holy Cross School Facts

    • Years Estd.1843
    • NicknameCrusaders
    • MascotIggy the Crusader
    • MottoIn Hoc Signo Vinces (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.In this sign you shall conquer
    • ColorsRoyal purple
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA Division I – Patriot League AHA, ECAC, BSC
    • Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic

    Famous Holy Cross Alumni

    • John P. Hamill

      Business & Industry

      Former Chairman Sovereign Bank New England, Banco Santander

    • Kieran Suckling

      Science & Medicine

      Co-founded the Center for Biological Diversity

    • Bartlett Sher

      Entertainment & Arts

      Director of Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza

    • Bob Wright

      Business & Industry

      Chairman of the Board and former CEO of NBC Universal; Vice Chairman of General Electric; also co-founded Autism Speaks

    • John J. Farley, III

      Politics & Law

      Founding Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

    • Bernard E. Trainor

      Politics & Law

      Retired Marine Corps Lieutenant General, a bestselling author and also a military analyst for NBC

    • Jon Favreau

      Politics & Law

      Chief speechwriter for Barack Obama

    • John B. Anderson

      Politics & Law

      Former mayor of Worcester

    • Joseph E. Murray

      Science & Medicine

      Received Nobel Prize in Medicine for the first successful kidney transplant

    • Anthony V. Stankus

      Science & Medicine

      The country's most published science librarian


  • Eastern Nazarene College Seal

    Eastern Nazarene College

    Quincy, Massachusetts

    Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts
    • 1,101 Total Students
    • 61% Acceptance Rate
    • 16% Enrollment Rate
    • 14 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,129 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    ENC is a private coeducational college that traces its beginning to when a group of men came together to set up a collegiate institute rooted in Christian values. The vision was to set up an institute combining liberal arts education along with a seminary and so it began in 1900 as Pentecostal Collegiate Institute (PCI). Over the years the institute changed locations as well as made changes to its curriculum.

    It reached its present state in 1918 when it was chartered as Eastern Nazarene College, a degree granting liberal arts institute. The college has been engaged in providing quality education and reinforcing the purpose of life, of searching the truth while also working to produce leaders for progressive societies. It is based in Quincy, Massachusetts.

    At ENC students become part of a healthy community of faculty, teachers and students coming together for spiritual, academic, social and personal development. Students find a vibrant environment at the student center which is the hub of social activity. For spiritual growth, there is Office of Spiritual Development which brings development programs for the students by arranging activities such as student ministry organisations and Christian service organisation as well as participation in local church congregations. Some outreach activities involving spiritual development as well as community engagement involve mission trips and discipleship groups. Further community involvement takes place as students take part in social justice issues. This faith based college also ensures physical development of its students and offers recreation in the form of varsity sports and athletic participation. Its teams ‘Lions’ compete at NCAA Division III and CCC. Its campus colors are Red and White.

    As for the academic offerings, ENC provides two Associate degree programs, 55 Bachelors degree programs with 29 minors. The notable facilities are the college are Mann Student Center, Adams Executive Center, Gardener Hall, Bower-Grimshaw Center for Institutional Advancement, Nease Library and others.

    ENC School Facts

    • Years Estd.September 25, 1900 (PCI)June 14, 1918 (ENC)
    • NicknameLions
    • MottoVia, Veritas, Vita
    • Motto Eng."The Way, the Truth, and the Life"
    • ColorsRed & White
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsECAC, NCAA (CCC)
    • Religious AffiliationChurch of the Nazarene

    Famous ENC Alumni

    • Lawrence Yerdon

      Science & Medicine

      President of the Strawbery Banke Museum

    • Russell V. DeLong

      Education & Advocacy

      Served as President of Northwest Nazarene College, twice in Nampa, Idaho; also served as President of Pasadena College

    • Edward Thomas Dell, Jr.

      Entertainment & Arts

      Author; also the editor of The Episcopalian from 1968 to 1973, and founder of two magazines

    • Floyd Nease

      Politics & Law

      Democratic Party Majority Leader for the Vermont House of Representatives

    • Harold Palmer

      Entertainment & Arts

      President of Atco Records - division of Atlantic Records


  • Franklin W Olin College of Engineering Seal

    Franklin W Olin College of Engineering

    Needham, Massachusetts

    Franklin W Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts
    • 370 Total Students
    • 11% Acceptance Rate
    • 64% Enrollment Rate
    • 8 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 1,075 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Franklin W Olin College of Engineering is an undergraduate engineering institute established relatively recently in 1997. The college is founded and financially supported by F. W. Olin foundation. In 2005, the foundation transferred most of its budget to the college as a donation reaching approximately $460 million. The first employee and the first president of the college was Richard miller who worked several years before its inauguration. The college followed a distinctive program called invention 2000 to develop the curriculum of the college. Olin hired its first staff members and invited 30 students to participate in developing the academic program including assessment grading methods and experiments.

    Olin’s campus is composed of four buildings in addition to the East dormitory hall. There are plans to construct additional academic building. The college, with its very close proximity to Babson College, shares several services as the health and athletic facilities. The college chose the phoenix to be its mascot which is also commonly known as “Frank”.

    The college offers programs that are focused on design and hands-on project. Students start to learn working on their projects since their first academic year and need to complete two capstone projects to graduate. During their capstone projects, students are hired by companies, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurial ventures to work on real-life projects.

    Olin College offers three different engineering programs without having separate departments. Students graduating from Olin have access to accelerated master’s program at Babson College allowing them to finish their graduate degree in only one semester. The college programs are accredited by ABET and NEASC. All students enrolled at the college are offered a scholarship that covers half of the tuition fees. Olin has been ranked first by business insider among the list of top 20 college campuses in the US and it was ranked fourth for best undergraduate engineering program in “electrical/electronic/communications” programs.

    Olin School Facts

    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

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    Hampshire College

    Amherst, Massachusetts

    Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts
    • 1,410 Total Students
    • 70% Acceptance Rate
    • 26% Enrollment Rate
    • 10 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 2,071 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Hampshire College is a private liberal arts college that is one of the Five College Consortium. These five colleges were established in 1970 as an experiment for alternative education. It offers alternative curriculum, focuses on portifolio rather than requirements and uses narrative evaluation instead of the conventional grading system. The idea for the college started in 1958 resulting from the meeting between presidents of five colleges who set a committee to discuss practices of liberal arts education. In 1965, Harold F. Johnson, who graduated from Amherst College, donated $6 million and the Ford Foundation donated an equal amount for the foundation of an alternative education college. The first class started at the college in 1970. The college faced financial challenges since its establishment since it depended mainly on students’ tuition fees while lacking significant endowment. However, the financial state improved through the fund raising efforts of its presidents Adele S. Simmons and Gregory S. Prince, Jr.

    Hampshire campus is located on 800-acres piece of land in Amherst, Massachusetts. The campus includes several distinctive buildings as Dakin House dormitory, Emily Dickinson Hall, Cole Science Center, The Harold F. Johnson Library and the Yurt which is a small wooden building that is home to the student radio station. The official colors for the college are purple, blue, red, maroon and white.

    The college is divided into 5 schools. The curriculum is divided into 3 divisions which are equivalent instead of semesters or academic years. During the first division, students are required to attend at least one course in each of the 5 schools. In the second division, students are allowed to choose their courses with the supervision of the academic adviser. During the last division, students are required to deliver an original academic or artistic piece of work.

    Hampshire School Facts

    • Years Estd.1965
    • MottoNon satis scire
    • Motto Eng.To Know is Not Enough
    • ColorsPurple, blue, red, maroon, white
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology Seal

    Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

    Brookline, Massachusetts

    Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts
    • 193 Total Students
    • 9 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • No Online Programs

    Hellenic College-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is a Christian orthodox liberal arts college and seminary. The school was established in 1937 in Pomfret, Connecticut under the name of Holy Cross Theological School. The school relocated in 1946 to Brookline, Massachusetts. In 1966, the school was converted into a four college under the name of Hellenic college which was officially opened in 1968. By time, the college became one of the most important Eastern Orthodox Church in the western world.

    The college states its vision is to become the center for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America from intellectual, spiritual and educational prospective. It acts to prepare people to serve the church and the community.

    Hellenic campus covers 59 hilltop acres at Brookline, Massachusetts. The campus offers several distinctive facilities to the students including Archbishop Cavadas Administration Building, Archbishop Iakovos Library & Learning Resource Center, Condakes Cafeteria, Skouras Building, Pappas Gymnasium & Leadership 100 Fitness Center, Polemanakos Dormitory, Halki and Dendrinos Villages, Holy Cross Chapel and Maliotis Cultural Center.

    The college offers 6 undergraduate programs, 3 master’s degree programs in addition to a Certificate program in Byzantine Music. Also a Diaconate Program aiming at preparing students to become deacons of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Church in the United States. Additionally there are summer school programs and continuing education programs. The college is accredited since 1974 by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

    HCHC School Facts

    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationGreek Orthodox

    Famous HCHC Alumni

    • Gerasimos Michaleas

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Metropolitan Bishop of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco

    • Methodios Tournas

      Social Advocacy & Service

      the spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston

    • Savas (Zembillas)

      Social Advocacy & Service

      spiritual leader of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh

    • Philip Saliba

      Social Advocacy & Service

      leader of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

    • Nikitas (Lulias)

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Director of the Berkeley, California-based Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute


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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • 11,331 Total Students
    • 8% Acceptance Rate
    • 73% Enrollment Rate
    • 3 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 18,306 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private research institute located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The institute was established in 1861 two days before the beginning of the civil war. Accordingly, classes started at the institute for the first time only four years after its establishment. The institute followed the model of European polytechnic universities with emphasizing on practical laboratory teaching. Despite objections from the staff, students and alumni, MIT and Harvard College merged MIT after failing six times. The merge was motivated by the financial difficulties facing the institute, however, it was terminated in 1917 by a decision from the the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. In 1916, the MIT moved to a new more spacious neoclassical campus in along the Cambridge side of the Charles River. Establishment of the campus was funded by donations from George Eastman who founded Kodak. In 1934, the institute joined the Association of American Universities. During the World War II, the institute played a pivotal role in defense research. For example, researchers at the Radiation Laboratory helped the British Army to develop microwave radar. These projects continued after war including the development of guidance systems for Apollo Project and ballistic methods. In 2002, MIT started offering many of its courses through OpenCourseWare program in six different languages.

    MIT campus is located covers 168 acres offering many unique facilities and structures. For example, it has on-campus nuclear reactor, a pressurized wind tunnel and a towing tank for assessment of ships and marine structures. The campus is also known for the Infinite Corridor which is the main passage through the campus and the Great Dome on Building 10. Many of the campus buildings have innovative architecture including the Stata Center, the Simmons Hall, Lobby 7, Eero Saarinen’s Kresge Auditorium and The Zesiger sports and fitness center.

    The institute is divided into 5 schools divided offering 30 programs. MIT is ranked as the top university worldwide or at least among the top 10 institutes by most of the rankings as QS, Forbes, Times and U.S. News & World Report.

    MIT School Facts

    • Years Estd.April 10, 1861 (1861-04-10)
    • NicknameEngineers
    • MascotTim the Beaver
    • MottoMens et Manus (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.Mind and Hand
    • ColorsCardinal Red & Steel Gray
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous MIT Alumni

    • Ben Bernanke

      Politics & Law

      Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank

    • Kofi Annan

      Politics & Law

      Former Secretary-General of the United Nations

    • William R. Hewlett

      Business & Industry

      co-founder of Hewlett-Packard

    • Vaughn Beals

      Business & Industry

      CEO of Harley-Davidson

    • William Clay Ford, Jr.

      Business & Industry

      chairman of Ford Motor Company


  • Montserrat College of Art

    Beverly, Massachusetts

    Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts
    • 371 Total Students
    • 12 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • No Online Programs

    Montserrat College of Art is a four-year non-profit private college offering studies focusing on visual arts located in Beverly, Massachusetts. The college was founded in 1970 and was initially named Montserrat School of Visual Arts offering only a diploma program. It was established by the North Shore Community Arts Foundation which is a society that manages also the North Shore Music Theatre. The name of the college was changed in 1985 to the current one after receiving its accreditation as a college granting bachelor of fine arts degree. In 1992, the college was relocated to the Hardie Building which is the center of the current campus. In 2015, the college studied the possibility to merge with Salem State University, however the plan was cancelled later.

    The college states that its mission is to provide personalized educational programs that emphasizes on the personal and professional success of each one of the students. Its campus is located in downtown Beverly, close to the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of 12 buildings including the 301 Gallery and the Helena J. Sturnick Student Residence Village which was inaugurated in 2009. The college library is known as Montserrat’s Paul M. Scott Library which was established in 1979. It contains more than 15,000 books and provides the subscription to 90 periodicals.  The college hosts annually several international events including conferences and gallery exhibitions allowing extracurricular opportunities to the students. The official colors of the college are silver and blue.

    The college offers 12 undergraduate programs in addition to continuing education and precollege courses. It also offers several opportunities to the students to study abroad in Italy, Japan and Spain in addition to studying at neighboring institutes in the US. Montserrat is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

    Montserrat School Facts

    • Years Estd.1970
    • Motto"Where Creativity Works"
    • ColorsSilver and Blue
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Montserrat Alumni

    • Sigrid Olsen

      Business & Industry

      prominent fashion designer

    • Carlos Dorrien

      Entertainment & Arts

      American sculptor of Mexican descent

    • Carol Schlosberg

      Entertainment & Arts

      American painter

    • Giles Laroche

      Education & Advocacy

      children's book illustrator


  • New England College of Optometry Seal

    New England College of Optometry

    Boston, Massachusetts

    • 511 Total Students
    • No Online Programs

    New England College of Optometry is a higher education institute specialized in Optometry and located in Boston, Massachusetts. It was established by Dr. August Andreas Klein in 1894 making it the oldest continually operating institute of optometry in the United States. It was initially named the Klein School of Optics before changing its name in 1901 to the Massachusetts School of Optometry. In 1933, the college established an external clinic that offered the students opportunity to get practical experience. The clinic operated within the Harry E. Burroughs Newsboys Foundation. The clinic expanded to establish the Massachusetts Optometric Clinic on Commonwealth Avenue which became later the New England Eye Institute. The name of the school was changed again in 1950 to the Massachusetts College of Optometry before being changed in 1976 to its current name. The college became gradually the largest international program for optometry by making partnership agreements with institutes around the world in China, France, Italy, Spain, South Africa and Germany.

    The college states that its mission is to change the way people see the world by providing optometric education, research and clinical services. The college campus has been relocated several times till it finally reached its current location in Beacon Street. It includes classrooms, labs, administrative offices in addition to a 2-storey library that includes more than 11,000 volumes and 200 journals.

    The college is divided into 6 departments including a department for graduate studies. It offers 2 four-year degree programs preparing students to become doctor of optometry. Additionally, it offers a master’s degree program and two dual degree programs granting masters and PhD degrees. The college also has 2 international programs including one that requires the students to spend six months in Boston and 6 months at Wenzhou Medical College in China. The college is accredited by the American Optometric Association and the New England Association of School and Colleges.

    New England School Facts

    • Years Estd.1894
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Pine Manor College Seal

    Pine Manor College

    Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

    Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
    • 495 Total Students
    • 71% Acceptance Rate
    • 30% Enrollment Rate
    • 15 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 764 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    Pine Manor College (PMC) is a private higher education institute for liberal arts located in Boston, Massachusetts. The college was established by Helen Temple Cooke in 1911 under the name of Pine Manor Junior College. It initially started as a finishing college that was part of Dana Hall School that aimed at offering education to women of the social elite. The school initially operated in Wellesley, Massachusetts before relocating in 1965 to its current campus in Chestnut Hill area of Brookline. The campus was previously known as the Roughwood estate and was used as the residence of Ernest B. Dane. In 1977, the college grew into a 4-year college changing its name to the current one. In 1996, the college changed its mission to aim at offering education to underserved communities and ethnic minorities. This decision had drastic effects on the school enrollment which dropped to around one third that in turn affected the college financial status. The college was not able in 2011 to fulfill the financial benchmark set by its accrediting agency. After a couple of years, the college decided to sell 5.2 acres of its campus to Tom Brady to build a family home. In 2014, the college decided to become a coeducational institute. In the following year, the college was placed on probation with the possibility to lose its accreditation because of its financial status. In 2017, the town of Brookline decided to seize 7 acres of the campus under eminent domain to build an elementary school.

    PMC campus currently covers around 50 acres with several distinctive buildings as Dane Science Building, Haldan Hall, Ferry Administration Building and Ellsworth Hall Center for the Performing Arts. The college athletic teams are members of NCAA Division III competing as NCAA independents. Their official colors are green and white.

    The college offers undergraduate programs in 9 majors granting bachelor and associate degrees. It also offers 1 master’s degree program and also hosts English as Second Language (ESL) course which is offered by Kings Education Company. PMC is accredited since 1939 by New England Association of Schools and College.

    PMC School Facts

    • Years Estd.1911
    • NicknameGators
    • MascotGator
    • MottoAymez Loyaute (Love Loyalty)
    • ColorsGreen White
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III independent schools
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

  • Wellesley College Seal

    Wellesley College

    Wellesley, Massachusetts

    Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts
    • 2,510 Total Students
    • 30% Acceptance Rate
    • 43% Enrollment Rate
    • 7 to 1 Student to Faculty Ratio
    • 4,623 Total Applicants
    • No Online Programs

    An all women college, Wellesley is a private liberal arts institution that is also a member of the Seven Sisters Colleges. It was chartered in the year 1870 but did not open for instructions until the year 1875. Although starting small, it didn’t take long for the college to expand its academic curriculum and by the end of the 19th century, it had courses in all major sciences.

    Based in Wellesley, Massachusetts, the college continues to be the support behind making exceptional women, professionals and leaders who are ready to think, work, change and make meaningful contributions.

    At the campus of Wellesley College, the students are provided with every resource that will help them excel academically but also shape them personally and as a public figure. Students take part in activities and programs which come in the form of more than 150 student organizations and clubs. There are also government associations and boards running on campus where students can participate in learning leadership as well as management and public skills. Further leadership education and training are offered through the Blueprint for Leadership Program. Celebrating the diversity of its students, the college also presents cultural groups that bring together services such as advising, intercultural education, and support for other diversity issues. The campus also celebrates its various traditions, bringing fun and entertainment for the students; some of these are Lake Day, Class Colors, Tree Planting Day, Hooprolling and many others. Further growth and support services exist in the form of spiritual and religious life, TiPS Training (working towards substance/alcohol abuse prevention) and Career education. The college also has its athletic teams called ‘Blue’ which compete at NCAA Division III. Its campus colors are Wellesley Blue and Black.

    As for academics, it offers undergraduate programs with 50+ majors. Its prominent facilities include Keohane Sports Center, Houghton Chapel, Davis Museum, Galen L. Stone Tower and Margaret Clapp Library.

    Wellesley School Facts

    • Years Estd.1870 (chartered)1875 (commenced classes)
    • NicknameBlue
    • MascotNone
    • MottoNon Ministrari sed Ministrare (Latin)
    • Motto Eng.Not to be ministered unto, but to minister
    • ColorsBlue
    • LocationMassachusetts
    • AthleticsNCAA Division III – NEWMAC
    • Religious AffiliationNot applicable

    Famous Wellesley Alumni

    • Myrtilla Avery

      Education & Advocacy

      American classical scholar focused on Medieval art, former chair of Department of Art at Wellesley College and director of the Farnsworth Art Museum from 1930–1937. Introduced the first art history classes at Wel

    • Nannerl O. Keohane

      Politics & Law

      Political theorist. President, Wellesley College and Duke University

    • Ann Beha

      Education & Advocacy

      Founder and principal, Ann Beha Architects committed to historic preservation

    • Heather Higgins

      Politics & Law

      Nonprofit executive, political commentator

    • Susan Wagner

      Business & Industry

      Founder and former COO of BlackRock and board member of Apple Inc.

    • Priya Paul

      Business & Industry

      Chairman of Park Hotels, Head of Apeejay Surendra Group, also Trustee of Wellesley College

    • Jane Bolin

      Politics & Law

      First African-American woman to become a judge

    • Katie Johnson

      Politics & Law

      Personal secretary to President Barack Obama

    • Kavindya Thennankoon

      Social Advocacy & Service

      Sri Lankan youth activist

    • Geneva Overholser

      Education & Advocacy

      Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, director of the School of Journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication

    • Katherine Freeman

      Science & Medicine

      Geoscientist, chemist, editor-in-chief of the Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences


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