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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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