|A View of Williams College* (c1884)|
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University ranked fifth and eighth, respectively. Wellesley College ranked twelfth.
Of course a list is hardly necessary: The fine quality of higher-education has long been recognized here in the Bay State - especially in Western Massachusetts - but it's still nice to see five of the top twelve of Forbes' ranking of over six-hundred colleges and universities are from the home team. Kudos.
Here's a link to the article at Forbes:
*Image from the book, Williamstown and Willliams College; author, Nathaniel H. Egleston; published 1884. Original caption: "The Old College Chapel, Griffin Hall, and Soldiers' Monument." Digitized version of the book available at the Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/details/williamstownwill00egle