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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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,835
   Women 1,304 (71.1%)
   Men 531 (28.9%)
Graduate Students 147
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 71% of 1,531 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.45 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $28,900
Out-of-state: $49,500
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $12,200
Out-of-state: $32,800
  Room and Board $13,100
Average Percent of Need Met Not reported
Average Freshman Award $11,838
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 115
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 67% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
Boston Population 625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 89% of freshmen, 38% of all students
Athletic Conferences  
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.4% Asian
4.3% Black/African-American
10.9% Hispanic/Latino
1.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.6% White
5.9% Unknown
International Students 4.3% from 45 countries
First-Year Students Returning 90.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 55.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 10.0%