Massachusetts College of Art and Design

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621 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

Phone: (617) 879-7000
2013-2014 Tuition
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Feb. 1
application deadline

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Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a public institution that was founded in 1873. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,172, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 5 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its in-state tuition and fees are $11,000 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $28,600 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Established in 1873, Massachusetts College of Art is a four-year independent public college of art, located at the heart of Boston's Fenway Cultural District. The College offers broad access to a high quality professional arts education, accompanied by a strong general education in the liberal arts. Twenty-two concentrations in fine arts, design, media and art education lead to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Students participate in small classes and work on independent projects with faculty members who are professional, working artists. State-of-the-art studio facilities foster creative exploration and enable students to experience art making processes from the traditional to the most modern.

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School type public, coed college
Year founded 1873
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $13,009,026


When applying to Massachusetts College of Art and Design, it's important to note the application deadline is February 1, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 1. The application fee at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is $50. It has an an acceptance rate of 70 percent and an early acceptance rate of 76.1 percent.

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Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 70.0%
Application deadline February 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by February 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is 10:1, and the school has 84.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 88.5 percent.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 10:1
4-year graduation rate 43%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Massachusetts College of Art and Design has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,172, with a gender distribution of 32 percent male students and 68 percent female students. At this school, 38 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 62 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 2,326
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Massachusetts College of Art and Design offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Massachusetts College of Art and Design also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Students who have cars on campus 0%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 63.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,209.

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In-state tuition and fees $11,000 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $28,600 (2013-14)
Room and board $12,600 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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