99. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
UMass-Amherst, the flagship campus of the state's public university system, just breaks
into the top 100 at 99. The school boasts, among other things, a well-respected engineering program that has a polymer science center.
Endowment: $158 million
Acceptance rate: 67%
Pictured: University Gallery at UMass-Amherst
Globe Staff Photo / Nancy Palmieri