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Massachusetts College of Art and Design

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Massachusetts College of Art and Design (also known as MassArt) is a publicly funded college of visual and applied art, founded in 1873. It is one of the oldest art schools, the only publicly funded free-standing art school in the United States, and was the first art college in the United States to grant an artistic degree. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. MassArt is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design and the Colleges of the Fenway, a collegiate consortium in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area.

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Fast Facts

  • Public, Four or more years
  • students
  • $26,400.00 avg tuition

621 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115-5882
(617) 879-7000

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Areas of Study:

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Education
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Applied 1,447
Admitted 913 63%
Enrolled total 312
Full Time: 312
Part Time 0
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 480 600
SAT Math 480 590
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 490 590
ACT Composite 20 25
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 90%
4-year graduation rate 44%
6-year graduation rate 67%
Application Deadlines:
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Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
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Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Required
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $9,700.00 $9,700.00 $26,400.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $260.00 $260.00 $260.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $21,600.00 $21,600.00 $21,600.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $720.00 $720.00 $720.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
(with family)
Room and Board $12,150.00 $12,150.00 $5,400.00
Other Expenses $1,350.00 $1,350.00 $5,400.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $50.00
Graduate Application Fee $75.00
Books and Supplies $2,100.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 87%
Percent receiving grant aid 65%
Avg amount of grant aid $7,685.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 75%
Avg amount of student loan aid $6,554.00

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Environmental Design/Architecture X X
Art Teacher Education X X
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics X
Cinematography and Film/Video Production X
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry X
Design and Visual Communications, General X X
Fashion/Apparel Design X
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts X
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other X X
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X
Graphic Design X
Illustration X
Industrial and Product Design X
Intermedia/Multimedia X
Metal and Jewelry Arts X
Painting X
Photography X
Printmaking X
Sculpture X

Scholarships for Students in Massachusetts

Name Amount Deadline
Karen Jacobs Scholarship Up to $500 October 26, 2017
Massachusetts Public Service Grant 100% of tuition May 01, 2017

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