Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Boston, MA, USA
3.59 Average Rating

Founded in 1873, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) is the first freestanding public college of art and design in the country and the first to grant a degree. Located in Boston’s hub of arts and culture along the Avenue of the Arts, MassArt has a legacy of offering an accessible, excellent education to all with the talent and the will to succeed. The College is committed to equity and inclusion now more than ever, and seeks to create a more just society by preparing its diverse student body to be artists, designers, and educators—and to shape our communities, economies, and cultures for the common good.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
67%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2020 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2021 June 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
66%
Out-Of-State Students
32%
14%
Submitting ACT
87%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1086
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
2,087
Total Number of Undergrads
1,954
Academic Calendar

Semester

See your fit
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
88%
20-39 Students
11%
0
100
55%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
72%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$25,188
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$14,200
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$39,800
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,100
Books and Supplies
$2000

Aid & Grants

0
100
59%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,345
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,842
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,400

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
69%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,038
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$270

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
28%
72%
Student Organizations
30
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
43%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Lions
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
New York
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Providence
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$40,700

What Students Are Saying

3.59 Average Rating

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