Montserrat College of Art

Beverly, MA, USA
3.62 Average Rating

Montserrat College of Art was founded by working creative professionals and operates on the tenet that “the practice of art, design, research, and creative enterprise has intrinsic value.” Montserrat confers Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFAs) in a variety of concentrations, from Book Arts to Animation + Interactive Media. The college offers Intensive Art Travel Programs during the winter and summer breaks, as well as a Semester Mobility Program in the US and Canada. The four galleries on the Beverly, Massachusetts, campus feature emerging and established art from across the globe and are always free.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

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, 2019
Fall Regular Decision August 15, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
48%
Out-Of-State Students
52%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
368
Total Number of Undergrads
368
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
43%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
50%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$28,400
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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.
$33,400
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.
$33,400
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.
$11,900
Books and Supplies
$1700

Aid & Grants

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.
39%
Average Aid Per Year
$16,530
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.
39%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,985
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$13,555

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.
100%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$11,835
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.
$24,248
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.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
26%
74%
Student Organizations
9
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
44%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

School Colors
Blue/Silver
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
New York
Providence
Portland
Los Angeles
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$28,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.62 Average Rating
A small cozy school for students interested in learning any form of art. Based more on classical art than digital, but offer excellent programs in both, simply have more in fine arts. Very supportive staff and friendly environment.
Akvile from Rivervale, NJ
I'd give it an A+, BUT I can't say Montserrat is perfect- It's an established school with a good curriculum, but it isn't as intense as an art school should be, in comparison to RISD. I still struggle with basic techniques that should have been reinforced since Freshmen/Sophomore year. But, Professors are easy to talk to and are fantastic resources - if you ask for it.
Ethel from Worcester, MA
Montserrat College of Art is a small tight community. The staff is so helpful and supportive to everyone. The college accepts you as a whole person not just a student.
Daniel from Westfield, MA
Montserrat is dedicated to seeing their students succeed during school and after graduation. There are a variety of classes and majors to focus on and plenty of real world connections students can make by talking to and working with professional artists. Being a small school, it is a very supportive environment for students.
Bronte from Monroe, CT

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