Mount Ida College

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777 Dedham Street

Newton, MA 02459

Phone: (617) 928-4500
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#37 Overall Score: 28 out of 100. Regional Colleges (North)

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Mount Ida College is a private institution that was founded in 1899. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,368, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 72 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Mount Ida College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 37. Its tuition and fees are $29,377 (2013-14).

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

Mount Ida College provides a diverse community of learners a challenging education that blends the liberal arts with professional preparation. We dedicate our energy, imagination, and resources to empowering all students to achieve academically and contribute responsibly in a changing world.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1899
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $11,732,330


When applying to Mount Ida College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Mount Ida College is $45. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 67.9 percent.

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Selectivity least selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 67.9%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Mount Ida College is 14:1, and the school has 71.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Mount Ida College include: Business Administration and Management, General; Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant; Interior Design; Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects; and Fashion Merchandising. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 33%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 20%
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 13%
Interior Design 11%
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 10%
Fashion Merchandising 7%

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Student Life

Mount Ida College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,368, with a gender distribution of 36.8 percent male students and 63.2 percent female students. At this school, 64 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 36 percent of students live off campus. Mount Ida College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,389
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Mount Ida College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Mount Ida College 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, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Mount Ida College, 40 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Mount Ida College.

Students who have cars on campus 40%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Mount Ida College, 81.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,970.

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Tuition and fees $29,377 (2013-14)
Room and board $12,500 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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