College Rankings - Friendliest Townies/Locals in Massachusetts

Sometimes, "townies," or residents who live in a college town, get a bad rap. But these colleges and universities have affable townsfolk who embrace students for their youth, willingness to learn, and—more importantly—their business.

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1
Smith College
Northampton, MA
9.20 / 10
2
Amherst College
Amherst, MA
9.10 / 10
3
Williams College
Williamstown, MA
9.07 / 10
4
Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA
9.07 / 10
5
Gordon College
Wenham, MA
9.07 / 10
6
Babson College
Wellesley, MA
8.99 / 10
7
MIT
Cambridge, MA
8.97 / 10
8
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA
8.89 / 10
9
Boston University
Boston, MA
8.87 / 10
10
Wheelock College
Boston, MA
8.85 / 10
11
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
8.84 / 10
12
Emerson College
Boston, MA
8.80 / 10
13
Hampshire College
Amherst, MA
8.79 / 10
14
Bard College at Simon's Rock
Great Barrington, MA
8.79 / 10
15
Pine Manor College
Chestnut Hill, MA
8.77 / 10
16
The Boston Conservatory
Boston, MA
8.75 / 10
17
Montserrat College of Art
Beverly, MA
8.75 / 10
18
Framingham State University
Framingham, MA
8.74 / 10
19
Lasell College
Newton, MA
8.72 / 10
20
Curry College
Milton, MA
8.70 / 10
21
Mount Ida College
Newton, MA
8.70 / 10
22
Regis College
Weston, MA
8.69 / 10
23
Bay Path College
Longmeadow, MA
8.69 / 10
24
Lesley University
Cambridge, MA
8.67 / 10
25
Nichols College
Dudley, MA
8.67 / 10