Boston, MA
Tuition (in-state)
$27,500 ($10,400)
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Reviews 291 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: very close to classes, super clean

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: the busses from certain areas can be unreliable. lots of frat parties

College Freshman

Academics: I haven't yet declared my major, so I'm not sure. The freshman program is very manageable and exciting.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Academics aren't the main focus seeing as the school is basically a trade school, but the classes offered are very good.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love it here! I have made many great friends and the classes are wonderful.

3 College Freshman

Weather: There's a huge variety of weather in Boston, but if you dress for it you should be fine.

College Freshman

Greek Life: There is no Greek life to participate in at this school.

1 College Freshman

Athletics: We have only one Basketball team, but it's kind of a joke. It's art school! There's not much demand for athletics. However there are options available to play for the teams in neighboring schools.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Boston! There's always something to do. The campus is intertwined with that of Wentworth and Mass College of Pharmacy, so there's a lot of different types of people around to interact with (as well as from the many other schools in the city)

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1 College Freshman

Parking: In the middle of Boston there is NO parking. Occasionally you can find a spot by the Isabella Gardner museum, but that is only an option for visitors. As a student, there is nowhere to park. On the other hand, Boston has an excellent transport system so commuting is still an option.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: As far as college dining goes, Massart's food is above average with a great selection.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: MassArt is part of the "Colleges of the Fenway". This is a massive group of colleges all within walking distance of one another. By being part of this group, you can cross-register at ANY of them, use the facilities at any of them and participate in clubs with other colleges. It is a totally unique scene here in Boston.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: So far my program has been teaching me that there are endless possibilities in the art world. The workload is manageable if you have any kind of time management skills. The facilities could use a little work, but they are working on that now and should have a new building up and running in the next 2 years. As far as job opportunities, they are endless, and the student help center is a great resource.

5 College Freshman

Academics: There are so many more majors in art then i had ever imagined. The professors so far have been excellent. Most of them are very free thinking, modern, alternative people who relate with the students on a different level then any other college I have visited. The grading system here is pass/fail. MassArt does not believe that work should be graded with a letter, but based on merit and effort.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Mission Hill and BU are both great areas to find a house party and there are many bars in the neighborhood. The T runs to all the locations in Boston so getting there is never a problem.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are many computer labs and all of them are open late during the week and on weekends. Bringing a computer to school is not something you will need to do. Depending on your major, you are hardly sitting at a computer.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus.

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College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I have a boyfriend from previous to coming to school, I am not interested in the boys/girls here.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Its a college cafeteria so you shouldn't expect a 5 star restaurant, but for what it is, its pretty good.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many places to grab a bite to eat within 10 minutes of the college and the college itself has a pretty good cafeteria. Finding food is never a problem

1 College Freshman

Parking: Similar to most of Boston, parking is a commodity most can not afford. MassArt has no specific parking so most people commute or live on campus. I walk to school everyday because parking is NOT an option.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The aesthetics of MassArt are very gritty. That being said, it is an art school, not a med school. Artists get dirty, painting, building, creating. It shouldn't be sterile, it should be a place where you can go to make a mess and feel good about it.

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: The instructors here are amazing. The fact that all of them are working artists and most of them went to MassArt themselves makes it more encouraging as a student looking to do the same type of work. I would recommend this school over and over again.

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are no sports. Minus the small basketball team that no one cares about.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have cops all over the place. I always feel safe on campus. Especially after the city shutdown during the Boston bombing.


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Daria Bukesova
Architectural Design
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 MassArt is a small school. The size of most classes here allows students and teachers to get to know each other and communicate on more personal level. The education in arts here is wonderful; however, MassArt lacks organization. Often they don't give students enough information, when it comes to registering for classes. A lot of times, even for freshman, people at the registrar's office just assume that the students know when and where to get their registration packets with all the requirements. Unfortunately, some students come here because they expect art school to be easy, but soon they realize that this is not the case. Students here probably have a bit more control than other schools over how hard it is, but that doesn't make it easy.  

With all the advantages that art school can offer, the setbacks seem unimportant. MassArt is in a great location, which allows teachers to have classes at the Museum of Fine Arts. Student life here is fun and full or strange and very interesting art projects. Taking risks, thinking outside the box, and exploring the unknown is what students do and enjoy doing here. 

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