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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
About Massachusetts College of Art & Design...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
621 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
From Massachusetts College of Art & Design

Makers, artists, creators, disruptors, listeners, searchers, collaborators, activists in pursuit of remarkable, color-drenched futures: We are here for you.

We’ve been here for 145 years, pioneering, sustaining, and refining a world-class education in art and design, and sending skilled and experienced scholar-artists out into the world as professionals, ready to shake-up and shine on local and global stages.

Our graduates are near and far. They are innovators changing the way we interact with the world, art educators working with students across the globe and around the corner, industrial designers, medical device pioneers, entrepreneurs, contestants on Project Runway, famed photographers, renowned painters, Academy Award-winning set designers, and savvy media pioneers. MassArt is a community of change-makers and forward thinkers. We invite you to be part of the process, and part of the future. We’re redesigning the world but we can’t do it alone. We want you to join us.

Massachusetts College of Art & Design Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Acceptance Rate
71%
SAT Range
970-1160
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$21,695/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,749/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,460/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,801/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,320/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,614/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
43%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,560Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Creative
    57%
  • Open-minded
    24%
  • Distinct
    14%
  • Diverse
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
Poll
87%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Creative
    70%
  • Inspiring
    17%
  • Friendly
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Thorough
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
61%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses
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Massachusetts College of Art & Design Reviews

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Thus far, I would say that my experience has been relatively satisfying. I've had excellent professors that were very helpful and understanding of any set-backs I had during the year. Many classes are challenging, but not impossible. It requires a lot of dedication and hard work. Also, the people there are very friendly, making it easier to deal with the work load. However, I think there are too many students enrolled, too many for the college campus to handle. This makes applying for classes difficult as they fill up quickly and leads to a lot of frustration if a student is not aptly prepared. In addition, many students were left on waiting lists. The college bit off a little more than they could chew. Overall, I've enjoyed my Freshmen year and I am excited to continue in Sophomore year.
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Currently a Junior at MassArt. Strength: being a freshman at MassArt helped me find friends and led me stay connected with all types of people through it’s activities such as ‘Breakfast at Midnight,’ as well as its small campus. I have also found myself closely connected to my professors. This only applies to within my majors' department, my professors have been very helpful in giving me advices as well as recommendations.Error: MassArt, being in the city, you would think that the school would be more diverse. But unfortunately that is not the case, too many times, throughout MassArt, I have found myself being the only racial individual in the class. I have also noted more females than males, which I find to be difficult to get the most of critics because of the lack of diversity. MassArt has not been helpful in connecting students to the city of Boston. Being new to the city, I was not able to further from campus because I had no initial introduction to the city from the school.
It is an amazing school! I would like to see more counseling programs however. The food is okay, but it is not recommended for anyone who cannot eat meat or gluten. The overall campus life is very wonderful and everyone is very kind.