306 reviews
  1. Newton, MA
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B+
Mount Ida College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Address
777 Dedham Street
Newton, MA 02459

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
SAT Scores Range
780-990
ACT Scores Range
16-21
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Mount Ida College

Cost

Net Price
$27,920/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,725/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,555/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,069/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,944/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,382/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,198Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Average
    80%
  • Dumb and trashy
    13%
  • Interesting
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life.24 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.23 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Close-knit community
    53%
  • Expensive athletes first, and money talks.
    24%
  • BORING
    12%
  • Different than home
    6%
  • Some of each of these answers
    6%

After Mount Ida College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses

Mount Ida College Reviews

306 reviews
All Categories
Aside from helpful and accepting staff and faculty, nothing really stands out about this campus. Despite being a small community, students do not tend to support each other but instead form cliques. The school does not seem to enforce all its policies and has relatively low standards. However, professors are very knowledgeable and academic support is easily accessible.
The school is good academically but if you have the option, do not live on campus. The people here are rude and disrespectful. Pay thousands to live with a bunch of animals. RAs and Res Life do not help at all. It is a small campus so there isn't much to do but it's nice that the city is so close. Not worth it if you are going for a more popular/common major found in other schools.
I honestly like the program at my school, but that's it. Everything else at this school is pretty horrible. I am not satisfied with how my money is being spent. There's rarely anything going on around campus, the people aren't that friendly, the bathrooms are always dirty, and the food is horrible. I want to go to a school where I can be comfortable and say hi to anyone and always get a smile in return. I want to have good food, and have a school that I can call my second home.