Best Colleges in America 2022

Best Colleges in the Northeast

The northeast has more ranked colleges than any other region, with more than 230 top colleges. Here are the best in the region.
Published on May 16, 2022. Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson’s, Money/Witlytic calculations.
College Name
Overall Score
Acceptance rate
Est. full price 2022-23
Est. price with average grant
% of students who get any grants
Graduation rate
Early career earnings
Rank College Name Overall Score
1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

100.00
100 7% $74,500 $21,100 64% 94% $111,220
2

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

98.46
98.46 6% $69,900 $19,700 61% 96% $95,690
3

Yale University

New Haven, CT

90.03
90.03 6% $81,600 $18,500 56% 97% $88,660
4

Williams College

Williamstown, MA

89.71
89.71 13% $68,400 $23,600 57% 95% $71,610
5

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

88.97
88.97 5% $78,000 $19,000 42% 98% $84,920
6

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, MA

86.07
86.07 91% $31,600 $18,600 43% 73% $91,670
7

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

85.99
85.99 8% $83,400 $25,500 51% 95% $103,250
8

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

84.50
84.50 8% $82,400 $25,900 52% 95% $91,630
9

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

84.13
84.13 11% $81,200 $29,100 47% 94% $91,180
10

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME

82.65
82.65 9% $73,900 $27,100 52% 95% $66,860
11

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY

82.42
82.42 5% $79,800 $23,400 59% 94% $89,870
12

Babson College

Wellesley, MA

82.04
82.04 26% $77,000 $33,300 43% 91% $106,600
13

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, NJ

81.81
81.81 73% $39,700 $19,400 69% 65% $80,040
14

Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, ME

81.45
81.45 45% $29,500 $19,800 67% 73% $72,840
15

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

81.10
81.10 32% $74,100 $30,700 52% 88% $95,030
16

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

80.54
80.54 22% $80,500 $22,800 60% 93% $66,530
17

Bentley University

Waltham, MA

80.40
80.40 47% $76,100 $45,200 75% 89% $107,970
18

Brown University

Providence, RI

80.29
80.29 7% $82,700 $29,200 46% 95% $78,940
19

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA

80.24
80.24 9% $75,800 $21,500 60% 94% $72,640
20

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MD

78.61
78.61 11% $69,600 $26,700 55% 93% $83,290
21

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY

78.35
78.35 16% $76,800 $25,300 56% 93% $74,340
22

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

78.07
78.07 34% $74,300 $33,900 64% 92% $84,650
23

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, NJ

77.73
77.73 40% $76,500 $42,600 95% 87% $98,160
24

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

77.64
77.64 27% $80,800 $31,900 48% 92% $93,020
25

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

New York, NY

77.61
77.61 15% $70,200 $26,400 98% 88% $64,160
26

Bates College

Lewiston, ME

77.58
77.58 12% $77,800 $27,900 44% 89% $64,710
27

The College of New Jersey

Ewing, NJ

77.44
77.44 49% $36,500 $26,000 43% 86% $65,480
28

Lafayette College

Easton, PA

76.92
76.92 31% $76,100 $30,300 55% 87% $84,940
29

CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College

New York, NY

76.68
76.68 43% $34,700 $4,100 71% 66% $67,140
30

Amherst College

Amherst, MA

76.24
76.24 11% $81,800 $19,900 60% 93% $71,570
31

Dickinson College

Carlisle, PA

76.15
76.15 40% $76,500 $39,400 80% 85% $69,560
32

Trinity College

Hartford, CT

76.00
76.00 33% $79,000 $27,700 51% 85% $68,320
33

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT

75.98
75.98 16% $80,900 $24,100 42% 89% $68,100
34

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

75.65
75.65 48% $76,500 $36,800 96% 82% $65,930
35

SUNY Maritime College

Throggs Neck, NY

75.39
75.39 74% $28,100 $19,500 55% 66% $84,440
36

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

75.16
75.16 15% $78,900 $39,100 51% 89% $100,000
37

University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT

75.03
75.03 49% $36,100 $23,500 65% 83% $72,460
38

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD

75.01
75.01 44% $28,600 $18,600 51% 85% $71,840
39

Towson University

Towson, MD

74.77
74.77 76% $29,500 $17,000 56% 73% $57,870
40

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA

74.70
74.70 49% $74,300 $48,400 94% 87% $89,410
41

Colby College

Waterville, ME

74.05
74.05 10% $78,600 $19,600 48% 91% $71,130
42

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA

73.71
73.71 66% $63,500 $30,900 85% 62% $67,810
43

Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY

73.59
73.59 75% $74,300 $32,000 96% 76% $81,360
44

Binghamton University

Vestal, NY

73.19
73.19 41% $28,400 $20,100 57% 82% $72,980
45

Franklin & Marshall College

Lancaster, PA

72.84
72.84 30% $80,200 $29,600 63% 83% $72,230
46

Simmons University

Boston, MA

72.71
72.71 73% $61,400 $30,600 95% 80% $56,050
46

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY

72.71
72.71 47% $77,900 $42,900 87% 86% $93,420
48

St. Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary's City, MD

72.60
72.60 84% $32,100 $21,400 85% 79% $55,340
49

University of Delaware

Newark, DE

72.48
72.48 71% $31,800 $20,900 64% 79% $67,300
50

Union College

Schenectady, NY

71.95
71.95 43% $78,100 $39,700 82% 87% $71,060