Study up on Boston’s best colleges and universities

Find out which schools made the Princeton Review’s annual list of top US colleges

The exterior of a historic chapel with stained glass and a large statue at Boston University

Marsh Chapel at Boston University, one of the 389 school selected for this year’s list

Photo by @snapshotzbysusan

The Princeton Review just released its annual report of the country’s best colleges and universities, and Boston’s got an impressive report card.

Of the 389 schools selected for the list, nine were located in Boston and the surrounding cities, including Cambridge, Medford, and Chestnut Hill.

The report is based solely on the experiences of over 165,000 students, who weighed in on topics like academics, administration, and student life.

Get acquainted with each school and their student stats below.

Boston College

  • Full-Time Enrollment: 9,484
  • Applicants: 40,346
  • Acceptance Rate: 17%

Boston University

  • Full-Time Enrollment: 18,459
  • Applicants: 80,796
  • Acceptance Rate: 14%

Harvard College (note: Harvard College is the undergrad program that’s part of Harvard University)

  • Full-Time Enrollment: 7,240
  • Applicants: 61,221
  • Acceptance Rate: 3%
A photo of a lush green lawn and a red bench at Harvard Yard

Harvard College is one of two Cambridge schools to make this year’s list

Photo by @hmacomber

Emerson College

  • Full-Time Enrollment: 4,117
  • Applicants: 11,568
  • Acceptance Rate: 45%

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Full-Time Enrollment: 4,657
  • Applicants: 33,767
  • Acceptance Rate: 4%

Northeastern University

  • Full-Time Enrollment: 20,980
  • Applicants: 91,000
  • Acceptance Rate: 7%

Simmons University

  • Full-Time Enrollment: 1,789
  • Applicants: 4,001
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%

Suffolk University

  • Full-Time Enrollment: 4,437
  • Applicants: 9,699
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%

Tufts University

  • Full-Time Enrollment: 6,815
  • Applicants: 33,628
  • Acceptance Rate: 10%

Shout out to Mount Holyoke College, which was named the seventh most beautiful college campus in the country, and Wellesley College + the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, who both cracked the top 10 of the best classroom experience list.