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  1. Professors
    C
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Life
    B-
  6. Location
    B+
MassBay is a public college located in Wellesley, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,471 undergraduate students. The MassBay acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 26% of students, MassBay alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,200.
50 Oakland St
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division III
Athletic Conference

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$9,322/ 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
$4,981/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
64%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
78%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
9
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
4
Online Associates Programs
5
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    16%
  • On Campus
    73%
  • Online
    11%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,471Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,897
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%

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Did CIS, Professor Riggs by far the best teacher I've had. Great school that allowed me to grow as a person, have fun while at school, and establish were I wanted to be in life.

Since this is a review and a bit ciritcal I'll say this. The student counclers that help you choose classes, establish graduation requirements, and in general help you need to be taken with a grain of salt. There are tons of people that are totally helpful in the department but there are also lazy dumb people who don't know what they are talking about so try to learn how to organize and manage school yourself like picking classes and knowing your degrees graduation path.

Speak to the assistant Deen when necessary on important matters. If there are any issues involving a teacher and student let them know to give guidence. Or help you when your stuck with a graduation requirement.

I cannot stress this matter but, TAKE PART IN THE CLUBS!

No more space to write but good luck everyone
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I am enrolled in the Interior Design certificate program. I am finishing up my first semester.

Going back to school, after having graduated from college 45 years ago, has been an unparalleled event for me. It has been quite a challenge since my classes are remote. However, Mass Bay has been there every step of the way. Everyone, and I mean everyone, at the school is there to provide support and guidance. Their mission is to see that each and every student succeeds, from the president to the advisors to the professors. You’re in good hands here!
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!