Smaller Private Colleges in the Northeast

More than half of all college freshmen are enrolled at a college within 100 miles of their permanent home. Only a small fraction venture further than 500 miles from home for college.

But knowing which colleges are in your region is important for several reasons. First, because of their location, these colleges provide you a good opportunity to visit the campus. Even if you move far away for college, seeing what is available nearby will help you decide which type of college fits you best. Also, colleges nearby may have state-funded merit aid programs that extend across state lines. So you may be able to pay in-state tuition for a college that is located across state lines.

These are the private colleges and universities with fewer than 2,000 full-time undergrads located in the Northeast: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Tuition listed is for one full academic year, based on 2007 data.

Smaller Private Colleges in the Northeast

College City State Full-time undergrads Tuition
Saint Joseph College West Hartford CT 868 $24,690
University of Bridgeport Bridgeport CT 1,428 $22,860
Albertus Magnus College New Haven CT 1,616 $21,114
Cambridge College Cambridge MA 320 $12,530
Pine Manor College Chestnut Hill MA 505 $17,750
Atlantic Union College South Lancaster MA 522 $16,080
Eastern Nazarene College Quincy MA 614 $20,788
Anna Maria College Paxton MA 748 $24,617
Wheelock College Boston MA 793 $26,080
College of Our Lady of the Elms Chicopee MA 845 $23,380
Regis College Weston MA 902 $25,990
Newbury College-Brookline Brookline MA 1,063 $20,000
Bay Path College Longmeadow MA 1,134 $22,073
Lasell College Newton MA 1,214 $21,850
American International College Springfield MA 1,266 $22,500
Mount Ida College Newton MA 1,328 $21,330
Becker College Worcester MA 1,368 $23,725
Hampshire College Amherst MA 1,402 $36,545
Lesley University Cambridge MA 1,414 $25,750
Gordon College Wenham MA 1,498 $25,748
Simmons College Boston MA 1,533 $28,302
Wheaton College Norton MA 1,595 $36,690
Amherst College Amherst MA 1,639 $36,232
College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor ME 296 $29,970
Unity College Unity ME 562 $19,595
Thomas College Waterville ME 641 $18,710
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine Standish ME 1,376 $23,300
Bowdoin College Brunswick ME 1,714 $36,370
Husson College Bangor ME 1,749 $11,970
University of New England Biddeford ME 1,861 $25,605
Thomas More College of Liberal Arts Merrimack NH 92 $12,250
Daniel Webster College Nashua NH 852 $25,741
Colby-Sawyer College New London NH 883 $28,010
New England College Henniker NH 1,030 $25,100
Rivier College Nashua NH 1,210 $22,160
College of Saint Elizabeth Morristown NJ 920 $22,547
Caldwell College Caldwell NJ 1,167 $22,000
Felician College Lodi NJ 1,363 $21,700
Georgian Court University Lakewood NJ 1,623 $22,078
Drew University Madison NJ 1,671 $34,790
Centenary College Hackettstown NJ 1,805 $23,950
Bloomfield College Bloomfield NJ 1,912 $18,000
Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken NJ 1,965 $35,100
Wells College Aurora NY 452 $17,810
Marymount College of Fordham University Tarrytown NY 471 $15,226
Russell Sage College Troy NY 671 $25,790
Concordia College Bronxville NY 726 $22,450
Sage College of Albany Albany NY 755 $18,440
Metropolitan College of New York New York NY 758 $16,720
Hilbert College Hamburg NY 797 $16,600
Saint Josephs College-Main Campus Brooklyn NY 832 $14,520
Cazenovia College Cazenovia NY 855 $21,500
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art New York NY 926 $33,050
St Francis College Heights NY 1,119 $14,920
Keuka College Keuka Park NY 1,188 $20,550
Roberts Wesleyan College Rochester NY 1,216 $21,352
Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville NY 1,314 $38,090
Dominican College of Blauvelt Orangeburg NY 1,346 $19,510
College of Mount Saint Vincent Bronx NY 1,370 $22,750
D’Youville College Buffalo NY 1,409 $17,800
Houghton College Houghton NY 1,415 $21,620
Daemen College Amherst NY 1,422 $18,750
Elmira College Elmira NY 1,465 $31,700
Saint Thomas Aquinas College Sparkill NY 1,475 $18,900
Hartwick College Oneonta NY 1,483 $31,035
Medaille College Buffalo NY 1,536 ,$16,590
Polytechnic University Brooklyn NY 1,582 $30,972
New York Institute of Technology-Manhattan Campus New York NY 1,641 $21,498
Marymount Manhattan College New York NY 1,668 $20,600
Nyack College Nyack NY 1,766 $15,950
Hamilton College Clinton NY 1,793 $36,860
Mount Saint Mary College Newburgh NY 1,848 $19,520
Manhattanville College Purchase NY 1,890 $29,680
Hobart William Smith Colleges Geneva NY 1,899 $36,718
Wagner College Staten Island NY 1,910 $29,500
Saint Bonaventure University Saint Bonaventure NY 1,935 $23,605
Bryn Athyn College of the New Church Bryn Athyn PA 119 $10,114
Rosemont College Rosemont PA 563 $22,535
Wilson College Chambersburg PA 608 $23,770
Chatham University Pittsburgh PA 738 $25,816
Valley Forge Christian College Phoenixville PA 836 $12,600
Philadelphia Biblical University-Langhorne Langhorne PA 966 $16,730
Haverford College Haverford PA 1,225 $35,390
Thiel College Greenville PA 1,270 $20,024
Chestnut Hill College Philadelphia PA 1,277 $24,900
La Roche College Pittsburgh PA 1,307 $19,252
Bryn Mawr College Bryn Mawr PA 1,323 $34,650
Saint Francis University Loretto PA 1,371 $23,494
Seton Hill University Greensburg PA 1,394 $25,006
Carlow University Pittsburgh PA 1,397 $19,514
Lycoming College Pittsburgh PA 1,409 $26,749
Juniata College Huntingdon PA 1,429 $28,920
Swarthmore College Swarthmore PA 1,465 $34,884
Peirce College Philadelphia PA 1,482 $13,750
Washington & Jefferson College Washington PA 1,506 $29,532
Westminster College New Wilmington 1,524 $25,530
Cedar Crest College Allentown PA 1,525 $25,340
Ursinus College Collegeville PA 1,575 $35,160
Waynesburg University Waynesburg PA 1,589 $16,420
Saint Vincent College Latrobe PA 1,620 $24,106
Geneva College Beaver Falls PA 1,665 $19,430
Lebanon Valley College Annville PA 1,676 $27,800
Holy Family University Philadelphia PA 1,771 $20,300
Gwynedd Mercy College Gwynedd Valley PA 1,775 $21,025
Cabrini College Radnor PA 1,778 $28,030
Marywood University Scranton PA 1,843 $24,090
Misericordia University Dallas PA 1,851 $21,950
Delaware Valley College Doylestown PA 1,899 $24,410
Alvernia College Reading PA 1,943 $21,614
King’s College Wilkes Barre PA 1,956 $23,450
Immaculata University Immaculata PA 1,980 $22,650
Woodbury College Montpelier VT 82 $16,050
Burlington College Burlington VT 134 $18,350
Goddard College Plainfield VT 138 $11,606
Marlboro College Marlboro VT 342 $30,680
Southern Vermont College Bennington VT 352 $16,800
College of St Joseph Rutland VT 465 $15,760
Bennington College Bennington VT 505 $36,800
Green Mountain College Poultney VT 714 $24,565
Norwich University Northfield VT 1,795 $24,430