C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    NG
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A
School of the Museum of Fine Arts is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
230 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Website

School of the Museum of Fine Arts Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
92%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$41,554/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $35,912/ year
  • $30-48k
    $34,423/ year
  • $49-75k
    $36,531/ year
  • $76-110k
    $40,702/ year
  • $110k+
    $45,291/ year

Academics

Professors
C
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Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
287Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
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The SMFA directive is "Make big work. Get into museums. Put our name out there."
Professors had clear favorites. As an older student, I was invisible. You have to fight for attention, studios etc. The quality of instruction varies in extremes. I loved the dedicated staff, however. They are terrific.

Although I practiced art throughout my life, the SMFA took the passion right out of me.
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I feel that this school has made it extremely hard for me to hold onto the passion and love that I have for the arts. I was so excited for a place that marketed itself as a small and tight knit community of driven students who strove for their own excellence as well as encouraging that of those around them. Faculty are often times unhelpful and lax distracted by whatever else holds their passion more than their job. I think thats fine but the school has a tendency to hold on to these faculty and dismiss the faculty that challenges the mediocrity that is encouraged in the school environment. It's taken all that's in me to even want to continue and just finish out my education. The only thing keeping me going is that it will end soon. There have been a few professors and peers who have made my time there at least worthwhile enough to stay and try to change the environment but this has been so discouraged by the community at large that I struggle just to hold onto my love for creative arts and what I know it can do for people when effective.
Being at SMFA has been a learning experience... Sexual orientations cover everything under the sun, as do political beliefs. There are international students from pretty much everywhere.. it's a very diverse campus!