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Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Boston, MA

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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
Dean of Admissions/Enrollment Management
Email: admissions@massart.edu
Phone: 617-879-7226
Fax: 617-879-7250

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Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Architectural And Building Sciences/technology Checkmark
Architecture Checkmark
Environmental Design/architecture Checkmark
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
Crafts/craft Design, Folk Art And Artisanry Checkmark
Design And Visual Communications, General Checkmark
Fashion/apparel Design Checkmark
Fiber, Textile And Weaving Arts Checkmark
Film/video And Photographic Arts, Other Checkmark
Illustration Checkmark
Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Intermedia/multimedia Checkmark
Jewelry Arts Checkmark
Painting Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
Printmaking Checkmark
Sculpture Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,677
Applied
1,881
Accepted
1,770
Enrolled
70%
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Female Admissions

1,965
Females Applied
1,462
Females Accepted
74%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

712
Males Applied
419
Males Accepted
59%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
3.44
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 2nd
Transfer March 1st May 1st

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

1,030
In-state
26,630
Out-of-state
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Fees

13,170
Full-time student fees
14,800
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

12,403
Avg. Financial Aid Package
12,432
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,454
Avg. Loan Aid
2,757
Avg. Grant Aid
7,181
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
96% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
59%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
9%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,770
Total Undergrad students
4%
International Students
23%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.32%
Black or African American 4.48%
White or Caucasian 55.86%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.06%
Asian 7.54%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.24%
Two or more races 4.12%
Other 11.49%

Gender

Male (26.55%)
Female (73.45%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 25%

Student Activities

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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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Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
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

288
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 115
Part-time - 173
Male - 137
Female - 151
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