Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Boston, MA
location
Public
type
Urban
setting
70%
30%
student ratio
1,931
total students
Tuition Cost $13,200 | $36,400
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $10,741
February 1
fall application deadline
70%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
Not
Reported
sat math
Not
Reported
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
Not
Reported
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Architecture
    • Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication technologies
    • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Design and Visual Communications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fashion/Apparel Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial and Product Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Intermedia/Multimedia
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Metal and Jewelry Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Painting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Photography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Printmaking
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sculpture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

70% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,386
    • Accepted1,686
    • Acceptance Rate70%
    • Enrolled1,931
    • Female Applicants1,765
    • Females Accepted1,303
    • Female Acceptance Rate73%
    • Male Applicants621
    • Males Accepted383
    • Male Acceptance Rate61%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $70
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      portfolio of 15-20 pieces of artwork completed in the last 2 years
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.45
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer February 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$13,200
    • Out-of-state tuition *$36,400
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$13,500
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$10,741
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$11,838
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,277
    • Average Grant Aid:$6,373
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$9,310
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,931
    • Male Student Percentage30%
    • Female Student Percentage70%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino10.65%
    • Black or African American4.8%
    • White or Caucasian62.42%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.22%
    • Asian8.33%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.11%
    • Two or more races1.77%
    • Unknown or International Student7.62%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout4.08% representing 45 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students32% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 41%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations International Students' Club, Design Research Unit, Spectrum, film society, Event Works
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other security lighting, self-defense workshops

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty290
    • Full-time Percentage40%
    • Part-time Percentage60%
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty RatioNot Reported

Location & Contact

621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5882
USA

Lauren Wilshusen

Phone: 617-879-7222
Fax: 617-879-7250
Email: admissions@massart.edu

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