Massachusetts College of Art & Design

436 reviews
  1. Boston, MA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Massachusetts College of Art & Design is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
621 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Massachusetts College of Art & Design Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
950-1190
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$21,798/ 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
    $17,383/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,437/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,285/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,567/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,995/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,628Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Creative
    56%
  • Open-minded
    31%
  • Distinct
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
Poll
87%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.47 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Creative
    67%
  • Inspiring
    22%
  • Friendly
    6%
  • Thorough
    6%

After Massachusetts College of Art & Design

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
61%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses

Reviews

436 reviews
  • Excellent
    49
  • Very Good
    173
  • Average
    152
  • Poor
    37
  • Terrible
    25
DO NOT COME HERE IF YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF NORMAL. You will be surrounded by people with tails, mysterious animal-like ears, and piercings up the wazoo... don't even get me started on the tattoos. I am transferring as this places makes making friends close to impossible. There is absolutely no social scene. The scarce events that the school does host are altered to the gay community. Though the dorms in the treehouse are really nice, you will spend most of the time in the bathroom due to the stuff at the dining hall that they label as food.
  • Freshman
  • 3 months ago
MassArt has many quirks, some that make it better and some that can deter from the learning experience. The people at MassArt are eclectic, passionate, fun-loving, and creative. My teachers have made the experience what it is for me; I am learning and gaining experience from working professionals in my field, and that experience is beyond valuable. Many people here are devoted to and serious about their work, but some tend to care less about it, which is extremely frustrating to those who work incredibly hard and get the same amount of recognition as those who slack off.
  • College Senior
  • Nov 8 2015
I think MassArt is very underrated. For its cost alone, it is undoubtedly the best value for an art school in the entire country. Though its strengths are graphic design and illustration, all of the programs within the school are dedicated, hardworking, and try their best at providing the most in-depth education possible. The location is excellent- right in Boston, surrounded by at least 5 other colleges. The community is great, and I've never been happier than I am here.
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 21 2015