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Massachusetts College of Art and Design Stats, Info and Facts

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2,446 Students

71% Admitted

  • 2,064 full time
  • 661 part time
  • 612 men full time
  • 1,173 women full time
  • 1,447 applied
  • 913 admitted
  • 312 enrolled

1,933 Undergraduates

$12,200 Tuition/Year

  • 187 Graduates
  • 434 Non-Degree
  • $12,200 in state
  • N/A fees
  • $13,500 room & board
  • $2,100 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: New England Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Gold and royal purple (Emerson)
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Jackson from Newburyport, MA
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  • The only free-standing public art school in the US! Good community in a nice city, and most students are very driven and focused. Pretty cheap school, but stingy with financial…

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  • Alex from Allston, MA
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  • The institution is exceptional in terms of faculty and facilities. There are many opportunities for collaboration and advancement of thinking through work. I have also found a way to pursue…

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  • Krista from Uxbridge, MA
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  • MassArt has amounted to everything I wanted and more. I've made so many great connections with people here and I've built friendships that will last forever. I've only been here…

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  • Sarah from Bedford, NH
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  • A great art school in the middle of an even greater city. I've only been here for one semester and I've already noticed great improvement in my skills. One of…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Dana from Uxbridge, MA
  • I am a current student here

    The experience of living in Boston is really an intense one. I have really learnt a lot about being in an urban setting and it has certainly opened my mind even further than it ever has been. I have met several new friends who share the same interests and I have learned a lot about myself through the projects in classes and just by being in a different area of the world. I have experienced new activities in art and I have been exposed to more education in the arts through different people and different activities.

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  • 5
  • Samantha from Edgecomb, ME
  • I am a current student here

    Coming from a small town in Maine, Boston is a big change for me, but it's definitely the place to experience college. Living around artists evokes inspiration, and there is always something going on in Boston if you're interested in having an active social life. Personally, I suggest really calculating your priorities before deciding to come to Boston simply for the social aspect; the curriculum is CHALLENGING and demands many hours of work outside of classes.

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  • 4
  • Shannon from Nashua, NH
  • I am a current student here

    MassArt is located within the heart of Boston. That being said it is no hard task to find something to do. The city is alive with concerts, events, clubs, shopping plazas, restaurants, movie theaters, museums, natural landmarks and anything a student could want. With the transit system in place it provides unlimited access to the entirety of the city. Be warned though that the winters get extremely cold, and the snow and ice storms can be severe.

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  • 5
  • John from Mass.
  • I am a current student here

    Yes and No. make sure you got: LIFE, FAMILY, FINANCE, ART, FRIENDS, WORK in check and even the extra stuff. Remember the simple things in life.

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  • Yesenia from Woonsocket, RI
  • I am a current student here

    Cheaper tuition than most but they make up for it by hidden charges that crop up out of nowhere at the worst time. I just got charged $100+, went to the office and had it explained, paid it, then came back to a bill for nearly $500. There was no mention of this beforehand and I got it 2 days before the due date and my schedule can be withheld for the Spring as well as a $200 late fee charged, Happy Holidays to you too Massart.. This is the norm. They send things out as late as possible, then God forbid you're even a day late. They swindle money out of you at any given moment. Not only did they screw up my admissions, they also didn't have a dorm for me even though I sent paperwork promptly. After going back and forth, they put me in a studio (several thousands of dollars more) with 2 other girls. We barely have walking room. THEN they have the gall to tell me they'll charge me as if I were in a single, not forced double(cheaper), if my third roommate transfers(thankfully she didn't). When asked to explain that jump of logic, they just kept telling me to look at their maze of a website where you can only find things if you have prior knowledge of it. When I finally found the pdf, it still didn't make sense. That's another thing. They pretend like you know everything even though it's your first year there. Unless you go into the compass program(they select you) or have an upperclassman for a roommate, you won't find anything or know anything about departments, resources, etc. The campus map is a general map...basically exterior view/blocks of buildings huddled together, no mention of what floor has what or where entrances are. A nuisance considering some buildings you have to enter by going through other buildings. The cafeteria website is basically a farce, the scheduled meals are always empty and any holiday change to the schedules are not put up unless asked for. A lot of times you'll get really snotty cafeteria servers as well, although there are a select few that are friendly.

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