Massachusetts College of Art

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5882
(617) 879-7222
Fax: (617) 879-7250

Contact: Kathleen Keenan
Associate Vice President for Planning and Enrollment
Main Address
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 879-7000

www.massart.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 2,199
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 276
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,692
Graduate enrollment: 150

Setting
Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Out-of-state application fee: $65

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 51%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 87%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $7,450 $7,900 $8,400 $9,000 +7.14%
Books and Supplies $2,000 $2,000 $2,100 $2,100 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $11,140 $11,220 $11,288 $11,750 +4.09%
Other $1,560 $1,280 $1,312 $1,350 +2.90%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $12,230 $11,770 $12,070 $11,750 -2.65%
Other $1,560 $1,280 $1,280 $1,350 +5.47%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $22,150 $22,400 $23,100 $24,200 +4.76%
In-state Off Campus $23,240 $22,950 $23,850 $24,200 +1.47%
In-state with Family $9,450 $9,900 $10,500 $11,100 +5.71%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $18,450
In-state Student Fees $0
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $18,450
Out-of-state Fees $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 208 75%
Grant or scholarship aid 111 40% $812,908 $7,323
• Federal grants 55 20% $254,041 $4,619
• Pell grants 52 19% $195,416 $3,758
• Other federal grants 40 14% $58,625 $1,466
State/local government grant or scholarships 64 23% $118,788 $1,856
Institutional grants or scholarships 104 38% $440,079 $4,232
Student loan aid 186 67% $1,196,758 $6,434
• Federal student loans 185 67% $965,377 $5,218
• Other student loans 48 17% $231,381 $4,820

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 392 48 24
Architecture and Related Services 14
Environmental Design/Architecture 14
Education 24 12 4
Art Teacher Education 24 12 4
Visual and Performing Arts 354 36 20
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 20
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics 5
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 19
Commercial and Advertising Art 9
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry 5
Design and Visual Communications 13 6 1
Fashion/Apparel Design 32 8
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts 8
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other 20 11
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 4
Fine/Studio Arts 19
Graphic Design 36
Illustration 35
Industrial and Product Design 15 2
Intermedia/Multimedia 19
Metal and Jewelry Arts 8
Painting 41
Photography 43
Printmaking 13
Sculpture 18

Above data represent first majors only.

(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Environmental Design B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Ceramics B
Design/Visual Communications B
Fashion Design B,C
Fiber/Textile/Weaving Arts B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B,C
Industrial Design B,C
Metal/Jewelry Arts B
Multimedia B
Painting B
Photography B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B

Education

Art Teacher Education B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (617) 879-7000
Website: www.massart.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online: www.massart.edu/Admissions/Undergraduate_Students.html
Address: 621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115-5882
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,087
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 72%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,051 (98% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $13,200
Out-of-state Tuition: $36,400
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $7,345

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 11
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Education 11
Precision Production 1
Visual and Performing Arts 4173
Grand total 5196

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $13,200
Out-of-state $36,400
Books and supplies $2,100

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $23,400
Out-of-state $23,400

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 413 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 397 94% $7,345
Student loan aid 293 69% $10,038

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,431 74% $8,619
Federal student loans 1,087 56% $6,811

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Massachusetts College of Art and Design students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,566 685 1,881
Percent admitted 100% 54% 72%
Percent admitted who enrolled 14% 13% 15%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 2,087
Undergraduate enrollment 1,954
Graduate enrollment 133

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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