1,931
Students
Financial aid thermometer
10,436
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
70
1686/2386
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a Comprehensive institution located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA  02115
United States
Contact Lauren Wilshusen
Email: admissions@massart.edu
Phone: 617-879-7222
Fax: 617-879-7250

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics And Special Effects Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Ceramic Arts And Ceramics Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Design And Visual Communications Checkmark
Fashion/apparel Design Checkmark
Fiber, Textile And Weaving Arts Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Intermedia/multimedia Checkmark
Metal And Jewelry Arts Checkmark
Painting Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
Printmaking Checkmark
Sculpture Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,386
Applied
1,686
Accepted
1,931
Enrolled
71%
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Female Admissions

1,765
Females Applied
1,303
Females Accepted
74%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

621
Males Applied
383
Males Accepted
62%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
3.45
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Other requirements exist (see below)
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3
Other requirements: Portfolio of 15-20 pieces of artwork completed in the last 2 years

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan December 1st January 5th
Transfer February 1st Not reported

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

13,200
In-state
36,400
Out-of-state
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Fees

13,500
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No

Financial Aid

10,436
Avg. Financial Aid Package
11,504
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,189
Avg. Loan Aid
4,245
Avg. Grant Aid
7,298
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid

Student Body

1,931
Total undergrad students
4%
International Students
32%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.65%
Black or African American 4.8%
White or Caucasian 62.42%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.22%
Asian 8.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.11%
Two or more races 1.77%
Other 7.62%

Gender

Male (29.62%)
Female (70.38%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 41%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
All School Show, Annual Holiday Sale and Service Learning Day

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
International Students' Club, Design Research Unit, Spectrum, film society and Event Works

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
security lighting, self-defense workshops

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No

Faculty

290
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 117
Part-time - 173