Tuition & Fees

$13,200

$36,400

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

30%

male

70%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,686
Declined + 700
Total Received 2,386
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Public

1,931

undergraduate students

134

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Illustration
  2. Graphic Design
  3. Animation
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Codes

SAT 3516
ACT 1846
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Location

School Facts

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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 2,065
Established in 1873
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Boston, MA

Five-acre, urban campus in Boston (population: 673,184). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates shuttle service within limited range of campus. Public transportation serves campus.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
41%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Not used

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,686
Declined + 700
Total Received 2,386

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Important

State residency

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores

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Admissions Right Now

Admissions Contact

Christopher Wright
Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management
P: 617 879-7222
F: 617 879-7250
admissions@massart.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 617 879-7850
F: 617 879-7880
aurelio.ramirez@massart.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Aurelio Ramirez
Director of Financial Aid
aurelio.ramirez@massart.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
soccer
tennis
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Cross-Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Animation
Architectural Design
Architecture
Art Education
Art History
Ceramics
Design
Fashion Design
Fibers
Film
Film/Video
Fine Arts/Three-Dimensional
Fine Arts/Two-Dimensional
Glass
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design
Interrelated Media/Studio
Metals
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Illustration
  2. Graphic Design
  3. Animation

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

2,065

total students

67%

in-state

33%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

94%

1,931
students

Female
70%
1,359

Male
30%
572

6%

134
students

Female
58%
78

Male
42%
56

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

1,662
students

Female
72%
1,187

Male
28%
475

14%

269
students

Female
64%
172

Male
36%
97

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

67%

Transfer applicants accepted

53%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: February 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

69

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

51

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 30
Countries most often represented China
Japan
Mexico
Russia
South Korea
Turkey
Special services offered for international applicants

International Student Contact

Admissions
617 879-7222

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