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Massachusetts College of Art

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1873
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,136
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $58,622
Admissions Address

621 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Website

http://www.massart.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@massart.edu


 

QuickFacts
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Lydia Polanco-Pena
Admissions office telephone: (617) 879-7222
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: April 15
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 3 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: January 5
Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $500 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 2 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 2 N/A
History 2 N/A
Academic electives 2 N/A
Total academic units 17 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: March 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Important
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: N/A
Overall acceptance rate: 60%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 73%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 59%
Total applicants: 1,327
Total acceptances: 791
Total freshman enrollment: 338
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 12%
Male applicants: 432
Male acceptances: 233
Male freshman enrollment: 110
 
Female applicants: 895
Female acceptances: 558
Female freshman enrollment: 228
Out-of-state freshmen: 36%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 52
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 47
Students enrolled from waiting list: 11

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 19%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 47%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 87%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 56%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 96%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 515 – 620
Math: 475 – 580
Combined: 990 – 1200

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 5.0% 2.0%
600-699 27.0% 21.0%
500-599 50.0% 45.0%
400-499 17.0% 29.0%
300-399 1.0% 3.0%
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: N/A
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 35.0% N/A N/A
18-23 59.0% N/A N/A
12-17 6.0% N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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