Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Boston, MA

The Massachusetts College of Art and Design, founded in 1873, is a public college. Its five-acre campus is located in the Fenway area of Boston.

Website: www.massart.edu/

Public
Co-ed
1,931
Undergraduate
Students
(70.4%) 1,359 Women
(29.6%) 572 Men
134
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
71% of 2,386 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.45
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $30,200
Out-of-state: $53,400
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $13,200
Out-of-state: $36,400
Room and Board
$13,500
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
$8,187
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,792
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
117
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 64% of classes
20-29 students: 10% of classes
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Campus Life

Boston Population
625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
41% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.7% Asian
5.0% Black/African-American
11.1% Hispanic/Latino
1.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.1% White
7.9% Unknown
International Students
3.8% from 45 countries
First-Year Students Returning
87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
57.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 2  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History    
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
621 Huntington Avenue
City, State, Zip
Boston, MA 02115-5882
Phone
(617) 879-7222
Fax
(617) 879-7250
E-mail
admissions@massart.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
January 5

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Portfolio of 15-20 pieces of artwork completed in the last 2 years required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
71% of 2,386 applicants were admitted
Women
74% of 1,765 applicants were admitted
Men
62% of 621 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
537 (32%) of 1,686 admitted students enrolled
Women
392 (30%) of 1,303 admitted students enrolled
Men
145 (38%) of 383 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
80% of 588 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
4
Students Accepting Wait List Position
4
Students Admitted From Wait List
4

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.45
3.75 and Above
27%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
13%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $30,200
Out-of-state: $53,400
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $13,200
Out-of-state: $36,400
Room and Board
$13,500
Books and Supplies
$2,100
Other Expenses
$1,400
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002180
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
329 (63.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
237 (90.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
237 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$8,187
Need-Based Gift
Received by 209 (88.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,690
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 194 (80.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,319
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 182 (8.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
28 (12.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,265

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,314 (96.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,079 (82.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,079 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$7,948
Need-Based Gift
Received by 856 (79.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,086
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 902 (83.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,463
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 782 (9.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
443 (28.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,880

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
76%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,792
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Most Popular Disciplines
Education, Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
117
Part-Time Faculty
173
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 64% of classes
20-29 students: 10% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
 
Sophomore Standing
Not reported

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
280,458
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
370
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
 
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Design, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Architecture

Master's Programs of Study

  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Photography
  • Textile Design

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Boston Population
625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
5 acres

Weather

Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 76.3 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Boston

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
41% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
59%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
security lighting, self-defense workshops

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, cross-country running, field hockey, ice hockey, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, international students' club, design research unit, spectrum, film society, event works
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,931
Women
1,359 (70.4%)
Men
572 (29.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,662
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.7% Asian
5.0% Black/African-American
11.1% Hispanic/Latino
1.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
65.1% White
7.9% Unknown
International Students.
3.8% from 45 countries
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
134

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
57.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
69.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
73.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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