School of the Museum of Fine Arts

70 reviews
  1. Boston, MA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  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
    NG
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A
School of the Museum of Fine Arts is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
230 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
90%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$39,340/ 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
    $31,971/ year
  • $30-48k
    $35,141/ year
  • $49-75k
    $38,361/ year
  • $76-110k
    $39,648/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,536/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.4 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.4 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
342Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
73%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.8 responses
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After School of the Museum of Fine Arts

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.3 responses

Reviews

70 reviews
  • Excellent
    15
  • Very Good
    15
  • Average
    21
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    5
If you are wealthy or have some way of paying $1700+/month for a studio, you can have a nice place to yourself in nice neighborhoods near school. Looking to pay less than $1200? That will get you a tiny box or maybe something rat-infested in a bad neighborhood. Even with roommates, renting here is extremely costly. Realtors will try to lock you into "split" apartments which usually just means someone rooms in the living room with a partition or curtain. Parking is virtually impossible in most neighborhoods, so if you have a car, expect to pay $100
+/month for a private spot or just pay oodles for all the tickets you will acquire. Because Boston is such a college-centered town, there is a mad rush to get into apartments on Sept. 1st. I recommend starting your search far earlier than you feel you need to, look for Aug. 1st or other dates to move in if possible, and plan ahead for the pandemonium that is Boston's move-in day!
  • College Junior
  • Mar 13 2013
You Know You're at Art School – Almost everyone that attends SMFA either has their own personal style or they are extremely fashionable. The biggest factor of how interesting you are is how weird or well you dress, anything from foosball earrings to half your hair shaved off dyed lavender blond will go here.
A huge percentage of the student body are girls, there are guys but not too many, but the great thing is that your surrounded by other schools, MassArt is a block away, Northeastern is down the street, Wentworth in the MassArt area, and MPHS which is down the street from MassArt dinning.
If your looking for a friendly warm student body, SMFA is not necessarily the place to be, most everyone does their own thing and not too many of the students are overly friendly. The teachers on the other hand are very friendly and welcoming, if your looking for a mentor, you'll definitely be able to find someone that can help you in your specific area of study!
  • College Freshman
  • Oct 22 2010
I gave it a C, mostly because this question is really about where you stand on the issue. Practically everyone here smokes cigarettes, and you'll see the cloud wafting out from the front commons as you walk by. Mixed with the cigarettes you'll see plenty of joints being passed without reservation. Teachers are mostly lenient about smoke breaks, and students walk to the park to smoke marijuana over lunch break. You'll occasionally have critiques where teachers allow students to bring in wine/booze. Final review boards often have alcohol present. There is plenty of off-campus drug-usage, but thats not really the responsibility of the school. SMFA offers on-site drug/alcohol counseling.
  • College Junior
  • Mar 13 2013