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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B+
  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
$22,043/ 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
$9,665/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
41%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,658Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
275
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Creative
    57%
  • Open-minded
    22%
  • Distinct
    13%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.33 responses
Poll
87%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.54 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Creative
    72%
  • Inspiring
    16%
  • Friendly
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Thorough
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $36,200/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    73%
    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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    MassArt embodies a community that feels inclusive; and I know that the word 'inclusive' might sound too political, but I believe it is the word that can describe how cohesive MassArt is. MassArt definitely has its flaws, like the food and the elevators (at least one breaks every month, no joke). The food in particular bothers me, as I believe that there should be options that accommodate to most of the students' eating lifestyles. As of housing, MassArt deserves five stars; truly, the living spaces are high-quality and safe. Overall, I believe MassArt still has work to do, but its pros ultimately win over its cons.
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    The school provided insight on parking with the area and an excellent presentation. The students who gave us a tour were very enthusiastic, and answered any questions that were asked. The school had a beautiful campus, and is placed in a great environment. The opportunities they offer are amazing, and seem endless. The commute through Boston is bearable and has an array of things to do. They have the Boston Red Sox ,Celtics, and Bruins near by. The dorms were beautiful, and they were roomy enough for roommates. The dinning options are extremely affordable, and if you prefer outside school that is great as well. They have a plethora of establishments bordering the schools perimeters. Overall a great school to attend.
    My current experience with MassArt is this: administration claims to protect and care about their students, but they do not. The food has given someone I know food poisoning 3 times in a month, and a professor has seen roaches in the cafeteria. A girl with an allergy to laxatives was even warned not to eat the food there. The police officers aren’t armed- which means in a crisis situation, we’re screwed. They claim to be diverse but MassArt is 99% white women. Students are cliquey and cold- if you don’t find friends in the first week, good luck. Smith Hall, in which I reside currently, is a glorified prison. It has brick walls and the room I got stuck with is long and narrow and is the size of the closet at my house. The only things that would stop me from giving this school 1 star are the professors and acedemics. The professors I’ve met so far are incredible people and are truly passionate about their craft, and are very understanding and helpful.