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Mount Ida College
Newton, MA
Mount Ida, founded in 1899, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 85-acre campus is located in Newton Centre, eight miles west of Boston.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,320
   Women 888 (67.3%)
   Men 432 (32.7%)
Graduate Students 37
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 63% of 2,319 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 2.60
SAT Math 433 average
380-490 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 434 average
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 18 average
15-19 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $49,892
  Tuition and Fees $33,820
  Room and Board $13,000
Average Percent of Need Met 66%
Average Freshman Award $25,304
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W   -   2
Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 64
Regular Class Size Not reported
Newton Population 87,971
Nearest Metropolitan Area Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 86% of freshmen, 63% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Mustang
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. Not reported
International Students Not reported
First-Year Students Returning 59.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported