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Super Ranking List: Top New England Colleges 2012

Monday, March 05, 2012

 

From sprawling research universities to intimate liberal arts colleges, how do the 89 best schools in New England stack up in GoLocal’s 2012 super-ranking? GoLocal collected and assessed all the major national rankings and combined them with student-driven assessments on quality of life factors, from great professors to dorms and food.

The best colleges and universities in New England for 2012 are:

1. Yale University, CT
2. Harvard University, MA
3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
4. Brown University, RI
5. Bowdoin College, ME
6. Williams College, MA
7. Dartmouth College, NH
8. Amherst College, MA
9. Colby College, ME
10. Middlebury College, VT
11. Wellesley College, MA
12. Smith College, MA
13. Mount Holyoke College, MA
14. Wesleyan University, CT
15. Tufts University, MA
16. Boston College, MA
16. Boston University, MA
18. Bates College, ME
19. University of Connecticut, CT
20. College of the Holy Cross, MA
21. Trinity College, CT
22. Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, MA
23. Connecticut College, CT
24. Brandeis University, MA
25. Bentley University, MA
26. University of Vermont, VT
27. Northeastern University, MA
28. Champlain College, VT
29. United States Coast Guard Academy, CT
30. Clark University, MA
31. Babson College, MA
32. University of Massachusetts-Amherst, MA
33. Bryant University, RI
34. Providence College, RI
34. Quinnipiac University, CT
36. College of the Atlantic, ME
36. University of New Hampshire, NH
38. Emerson College, MA
39. Hampshire College, MA
40. Fairfield University, CT
40. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA
42. Simmons College, MA
43. Wheaton College, MA
44. Bennington College, VT
44. Saint Anselm College, NH
44. Saint Michael’s College, VT
47. Southern Connecticut State University, CT
48. University of Maine-Farmington, ME
49. Central Connecticut State University, CT
50. Johnson and Wales University, RI
50. Marlboro College, VT
50. University of New Haven, CT
53. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, MA
54. Eastern Connecticut State University, CT
54. Green Mountain College, VT
54. Keene State College, NH
54. Roger Williams University, RI
54. University of Southern Maine, ME
54. Worcester State University, MA
60. Emmanuel College, MA
61. University of Rhode Island, RI
62. Gordon College, MA
62. Maine Maritime Academy, ME
62. Massachusetts Maritime Academy, MA
62. Stonehill College, MA
66. Suffolk University, MA
67. Sacred Heart University, CT
68. Plymouth State University, NH
68. Rhode Island College, RI
68. University of Maine at Fort Kent, ME
68. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, MA
68. Western Connecticut State University, CT
68. Westfield State University, MA
74. University of Hartford, CT
75. Assumption College, MA
75. Bard College at Simon’s Rock, MA
75. Lesley University, MA
75. Merrimack College, MA
75. Regis College, MA
75. Salve Regina University, RI
81. Endicott College, MA
81. Franklin Pierce University, NH
81. Southern New Hampshire University, NH
81. Springfield College, MA
81. St. Joseph College, CT
81. University of Massachusetts-Lowell, MA
81. University of New England, ME
81. Western New England University, MA
81. Wheelock College, MA
 

Research: Ian Slater, Scott D. O'Leary, Tory Elmore, Leah Michaels

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Comments:

TOM LETOURNEAU

Anyone surprised that all of Rogues Island's Public Colleges and Universities are all in the lower half, down near the bottom of the list....that is with the exception of Salva Regina, a school I never really thought highly of and that will create a degree and a degree program for anyone willing to buy one! (No professions mentioned here....I'll leave it to everyone's imagination)

However, and while still in the lesser 50% the real shocker here is the fact that 'Hamburger' U (aka Johnson & Wales...so-called University) came in tied for 50th. If ever a Scam Educational Institution ever existed this is the joint! I remember them as a kid, when they offered nothing more then what amounted to 'Certificates of Professional Efficiency' in so-called professions such as becoming a 'Professional Filing Clerk' and as a High School Sophomore one of their 'Commissioned' recruiters tried to talk me into quitting high school and paying to attend J & W and take their Filing Clerk Course!

Todd B

Ranking colleges based on their quality of food or "quality of life" is useless. The question that needs to be asked is "What schools provides the best return on a student's investment?" Smart parents and students will compare schools on factors like starting salaries, employment rates, accomplishments of graduates, etc. A college's ability to provide a student with a decent "quality of life" for shouldn't be weighted while ignoring a college's ability to provide its' graduates with the preparation with the education necessary to ensure that they have a high quality of life for the 50+ years of life after they're no longer a college student.

watching providence

Babson beat Bryant! Perfect! Newsflash, When you pay $50K to go to Bryant, your paying for it's ridiculous Football and athletic program that only King Machtley wanted. But hey, they're Div 1 now, so it's all worth it.

Patrick Boyd

Rhode Island School of Design doesn't even make the list?




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