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Cambridge Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Cambridge Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Cambridge, Massachusetts

There are at least 10 colleges in Cambridge, listed and described below. These schools represent 48,599 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 42,019 full-time students, and a reported 19,021 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lesley University and Cambridge College. For a prestigious selective school, you might want to look at Harvard University or Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

We also provide an extensive list of Massachusetts Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • Cambridge is notable for the large percent of its residents with college degrees.
  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Cambridge.
  • Housing and buildings in Cambridge tend to be older than other areas.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Cambridge.

Featured Colleges in the Cambridge Area (QuickSchools™)

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Lincoln Tech


Somerville, MA

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Tech.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma, Associate

Porter and Chester Institute


Woburn, MA

Discover the Advantages of Porter and Chester . At Porter and Chester Institute, we’re serious about preparing you for career success.

  • Program Categories: Engineering and Architecture, Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma

The Salter School


Malden, MA

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  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Certificate
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Cambridge Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Cambridge College
1000 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: educational administration, business, education, special education, school counseling, liberal arts and sciences, counseling psychology, elementary school teaching
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 5,355 students, 2,308 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Remedial services.

Colleges in Cambridge with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Episcopal Divinity School
99 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138-3494

  • Programs: ministry, theology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 108 students, 62 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 34 student capacity.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Harvard University
Massachusetts Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business, education, law, liberal arts and humanities, public administration, economics, political science, public health
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 25,690 students, 24,243 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 13,042 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 690-800. Math: 700-780. Writing: 690-790.
  • Flexibility: AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Lesley University
29 Everett St
Cambridge, MA 02138-2790

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: education courses, computer teaching, curriculum and instruction, elementary school teaching, mental and social health services, liberal arts and humanities, special ed, interdisciplinary studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 7,003 students, 5,164 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 665 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 490-600. Math: 460-560. Writing: 490-590.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Longy School of Music
One Follen St
Cambridge, MA 02138

  • Programs: voice, piano, music teaching, music performance, violin, guitar, and strings, music theory and composition
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's.
  • Student Body: 223 students, 198 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business, computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, biology, physics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 10,220 students, 10,044 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 5,280 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 660-760. Math: 720-800. Writing: 660-750.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Boston Colleges 37 589,141 126,895 28,595
Brookline Colleges 4 57,107 1,566 497
Malden Colleges 3 56,340 44  
Medford Colleges 3 55,765 10,202 3,396
Newton Colleges 7 83,829 18,696 10,094
Watertown Colleges 2 32,986 225  

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