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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    A+
  5. Student Life
    C+
  6. Location
    B+
Massachusetts Bay is a public college located in Wellesley, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,539 undergraduate students. The Massachusetts Bay acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic). Graduating 22% of students, Massachusetts Bay alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,200.
About Massachusetts Bay Community College...
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division III
Athletic Conference
Address
50 Oakland St
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$11,787/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,397/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
59%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,539Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,090
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    83%
  • Stressed
    17%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
22%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%

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My experience at Massbay so far is a pleasurable experience except for a couple of reasons. What I like about Massbay is that they offer a co-op experience in my auto-tech degree program that allows a student who loves working on cars to gain real world experience as well as make money that can be saved to pay off their education. Students always come back to class smarter and more professional after their two-three month co-op experience. The teaching styles of the automotive instructors are very effective. They do an amazing job discussing about how a system works and helping out in the shop on how it works in the car so the student can make the connection of what they learned in class. Besides this, the academic side isn't the best. I've had a couple instructors show up late on a constant basis and don't stick to their own syllabus'. Besides this, the school is a wonderful place!
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I am currently a second semester freshman at MassBay! I have really enjoyed the classes I have taken here so far. My professors are all extremely understanding and will try to work with you as much as they can. They definitely aren't going to chase you down if you need any help which is why self advocacy is a really important skill to start using here. The classes are a decent size, it's big enough to have group work and still have it be manageable. . Advising has been on and off for me, I definitely think the transfer advisor has helped me the most. Clubs are a thing but it's hard to find them. It definitely is just a classic commuter school. You know people, but it's mostly a "go there for class then leave" kind of attitude sometimes. Though MassBay definitely tries to get everyone involved with rolling out a weekly student activities for all their campuses. They even had massage chairs on finals week! I really have enjoyed getting my higher education started at MassBay.
I am studying Communications here currently, about to go into my fourth semester, and I have attended mainly the Wellesley Hills campus. The campus is very safe, and there are a ton of resources. The faculty are extremely helpful and really want you to succeed. Because there aren't many students, getting one on one tutoring or help in a subject is very easy. While there isn't a ton of student involvement, there are still ways to get involved and make the most out of your 2 or 3 years here. There's Student Government, as well as clubs. The reason for three stars is some of the professors. While most of mine have been good, a lot of the math professors are seriously lacking. Also, the class selection isn't great when you get into your later semesters. I would definitely recommend Massbay to anyone looking to save money on education. Overall, it's been a great experience.