Mount Ida College

304 reviews
  1. Newton, MA
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B+
Mount Ida College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Address
777 Dedham Street
Newton, MA 02459

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
SAT Range
780-990
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$27,920/ 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
    $22,725/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,555/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,069/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,944/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,382/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,198Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Average
    80%
  • Dumb and trashy
    13%
  • Interesting
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life.24 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.23 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Close-knit community
    53%
  • Expensive athletes first, and money talks.
    24%
  • BORING
    12%
  • Different than home
    6%
  • Some of each of these answers
    6%

After Mount Ida College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses

Reviews

304 reviews
  • Excellent
    32
  • Very Good
    80
  • Average
    138
  • Poor
    31
  • Terrible
    23
Suberb Ethnisity and City Cuisine – Newton, where Mount Ida College is a close suburb of Boston MA. In Newton alone there are different ethnic food places to eat as well as your American food restaurants. Newton has a direct T Stop that goes straight into Boston where your taste buds can be pleased at any type of restaurant or hot dog stand. Boston is a college, young, and exciting city, restaurants thrive of college students and deals being promoted for drinks. The Greatest Bar has great food as well as three floors of different excitement on each floor. Any Boston Red Sox fan can catch themselves at Remy's Bar and Grill to watch the games right on the Boston Harbor. Craving late night Chinese? Go to the Red Latern and order your meal on your own iPad that they provide! Near Mount Ida of 10 miles down the road no college student goes hungry!
  • College Senior
  • June 28 2012
Great College – I've always wanted to attend Mt Ida and I'm so happy I chose to come here. The dorms can get a little crazy/loud at night because some people are disrespectful of others, which makes it hard to study or sleep but the RA's do a pretty good job of keeping pple under control.The profs are really cool and most of them treat their students like adults.The Bursarr's office is a nightmare! If you ever have questions about your acct forget calling them cause they dont answer their phones. The financial aid process can be really confusing but their office is really nice especially the secretary. She always goes above and beyond to help even when its something to do with the Bursarr. The cafe food isnt the greatest - really processed but what do you expect. Mt Ida is in a great location & the campus is beautiful!
  • College Sophomore
  • Mar 7 2012
I understand that the school and campus security is trying to keep us safe but sometimes they are way to overbearing when it has to do with allowing visitors, parking, and noise control. Visitors are only allowed to be checked in within a small span of hrs during the weekdays and only a few times a month. Under certain circumstances they may take away guest privelegs totally. Also, with all these people stuck in little dorm rooms of course it will get noisy, so a lot of people get in trouble for being &quot;too loud&quot;. You really have to watch your rooms noise level or else they will find you fast!
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 26 2012