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Massachusetts College of Art and Design Overview

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a public institution located in Boston, Massachusetts. The location of Massachusetts College of Art and Design is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Massachusetts College of Art and Design Known For?

1,658 Full-Time Undergraduates
$23,131 Avg Cost After Aid
71% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Massachusetts College of Art and Design may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 9 to 1.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest one a student can attain at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 88% of the faculty were full-time.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Rankings

Massachusetts College of Art and Design landed the #547 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. It is also ranked #39 out of 68 schools in Massachusetts.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Massachusetts College of Art and Design has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for International Students 498
Best Colleges 547
Best Colleges for the Money 1,178
Best Colleges for Veterans 1,454
Best Colleges for Diversity 2,024

Where Is Massachusetts College of Art and Design?

Location of Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Contact details for Massachusetts College of Art and Design are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115-5882
Phone: 617-879-7000
Website: www.massart.edu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MassArt

How Do I Get Into Massachusetts College of Art and Design?

You can apply to Massachusetts College of Art and Design online at: www.massart.edu/Admissions/Undergraduate_Students.html

Admission Requirements for Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Massachusetts College of Art and Design?

71% Acceptance Rate
77% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is 71%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 23% of accepted students are men and 77% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 62%, and the acceptance rate for women is 74%.

Can I Afford Massachusetts College of Art and Design?

$23,131 Net Price
69% Take Out Loans
5.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Massachusetts College of Art and Design is $23,131. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Massachusetts College of Art and Design

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,319 $21,589 $22,819 $24,814 $26,761

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Massachusetts College of Art and Design, approximately 69% of students took out student loans averaging $10,038 a year. That adds up to $40,152 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is 5.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,658 Full-Time Undergraduates
71% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,933 undergraduate students at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, with 1,658 being full-time and 275 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Massachusetts College of Art and Design

There are also 131 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,658 full-time undergraduates at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 29% are male and 71% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Massachusetts College of Art and Design students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Massachusetts College of Art and Design Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 142
Black or African American 83
Hispanic or Latino 186
White 1,068
International Students 73
Other Races/Ethnicities 106

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 39 countries are represented at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Massachusetts College of Art and Design

0 Took All Classes Online
36 Took At Least One Class Online
45.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 36 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Massachusetts College of Art and Design has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Massachusetts College of Art and Design

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Massachusetts College of Art and Design was 45.8%. This is the #523 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Massachusetts College of Art and Design regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Majors

In 2017-2018, Massachusetts College of Art and Design awarded 682 undergraduate degrees and 116 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry 0 3 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 138 8 0
Environmental Design 0 14 11 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 80 8 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 92 18 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 4 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 14 9 0
Total 0 682 116 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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