Massachusetts College of Art and Design Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#4261 of 14,131 In the World
#1203 of 2,597 In North America
#1129 of 2,496 In the United States
#51 of 88 In Massachusetts
#13 of 24 In Boston

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
70%
Aid receiving
90%
Undergraduates
1,770
Graduates
124
Male:Female Ratio
27:73
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
massart.edu

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 70% 59% 74%
Applicants 2,677 712 1,965
Admissions 1,881 419 1,462
Freshmen enrolled full time 331 78 253

1,877 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 1028 (54%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 251 (13%)
Hispanic 224 (12%)
Asian 138 (7%)
Nonresident Alien 93 (5%)
Black or African American 79 (4%)
Two or more races 76 (4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 4 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$8,100
Students receiving aid
90%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $1,030$24,000
Tuition in-state $1,030$24,000
Tuition out-of-state $26,630$24,000
Fee in-district $13,170
Fee in-state $13,170
Fee out-of-state $13,170

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 919
Combined charge for room and board $14,800

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Illustration 62
Film & Video and Photographic Arts, Other 39 3
Graphic Design 41
Painting 33
Fashion & Apparel Design 28
Art Teacher Education 18 6
Photography 23
Industrial and Product Design 21
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 19
Environmental Design & Architecture 13 4
Fine & Studio Arts, General 14
Intermedia & Multimedia 14
Printmaking 10
Sculpture 8
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics 6
Design and Applied Arts, Other 6
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 5
Crafts & Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry 4
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 3
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts 3
Jewelry Arts 3
Grand Total 350 36
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 74% 76% 73%
  • Full-time retention rate - 73%
  • Part-time retention rate - 60%

Publications & Citations

Publications
55
Citations
189

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
34 / 108
Art & Design
25 / 45
Illustration and Concept Art
10 / 10
Computer Science
10 / 63
Art History
10 / 10
Sociology
9 / 13
Painting and Drawing
7 / 7
Sculpture
7 / 7
Literature
6 / 2
Aesthetics
5 / 6
Performing arts
5 / 7
Fashion Design
5 / 10
Math Teachers
5 / 85
Psychology
5 / 117
Mathematics
5 / 85
Political Science
5 / 1
Engineering
4 / 11
Media Studies
4 / 1
Communications and Public Relations
3 / 3
Business
3 / 7
History
3 / 0
Graphic Design
3 / 3
Gender Studies
2 / 5
Creative Writing
2 / 0
Computer Graphics
2 / 0
Journalism and Digital Media
2 / 0
Human-Computer Interaction
2 / 0
Biology
2 / 11
Education Majors
2 / 75
Law
2 / 6
Cognitive Science
2 / 38
Data Science
1 / 0
Acoustical Engineering
1 / 10
Development Studies
1 / 0
Library and Information science
1 / 0
Demography
1 / 0
Geography and Cartography
1 / 0
Oncology and Cancer research
1 / 9
Animation
1 / 0
Music
1 / 10

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 0
1992 1 0
1993 0 1
1994 1 0
1995 1 1
1996 0 0
1997 2 0
1998 0 0
1999 0 2
2000 1 3
2001 0 3
2002 1 0
2003 0 2
2004 1 3
2005 0 1
2006 2 3
2007 4 5
2008 3 4
2009 4 8
2010 3 5
2011 3 13
2012 4 14
2013 2 15
2014 2 22
2015 3 15
2016 5 23
2017 3 13
2018 4 12
2019 3 14
2020 4 17
2021 4 26

Massachusetts College of Art and Design alumni

  1. Katya Zamolodchikova

    Katya Zamolodchikova
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    comedianactorInternet celebritydrag queen
    Biography

    Brian Joseph McCook, known by his drag persona Yekaterina Petrovna Zamolodchikova (Russian: Екатери́на Петро́вна Замоло́дчикова), or mononymously as Katya (Russian: Ка́тя), is an American drag queen, actor, author, recording artist, and comedian. Katya is best known for placing fifth on the seventh season of RuPaul's Drag Race and placing as runner-up on the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, as well as for appearing in the World of Wonder web series UNHhhh and the Viceland series The Trixie & Katya Show with co-host and fellow season 7 alum Trixie Mattel. In June 2019, a panel of judges from New York magazine placed Katya 13th on their list of "the most powerful drag queens in America", a ranking of 100 former Drag Race contestants.

  2. Hal Hartley

    Hal Hartley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    screenwriterauthorfilm directorfilm producercomposer
    Biography

    Hal Hartley is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and composer who became a key figure in the American independent film movement of the 1980s and '90s. He is best known for his films The Unbelievable Truth, Trust, Simple Men, Amateur and Henry Fool, which are notable for deadpan humour and offbeat characters quoting philosophical dialogue.

  3. Kelly Wearstler

    Kelly Wearstler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    interior designerPlayboy Playmatemodel
    Biography

    Kelly Wearstler is an American designer. She founded her own design firm Kelly Wearstler Interior Design (or KWID) in the mid-1990s, serving mainly the hotel industry, and now designs across high-end residential, commercial, retail and hospitality spaces. Her designs for the Viceroy hotel chain in the early 2000s have been noted for their influence on the design industry. She has designed properties for clients such as Gwen Stefani, Cameron Diaz and Stacey Snider, and served as a judge on all episodes of Bravo's Top Design reality contest in 2007 and 2008.

  4. Charlie Hides

    Charlie Hides
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    costume designerdrag queentelevision produceractorjournalist
    Biography

    Charlie Hides is a British-American drag queen, impersonator, actor, and comedian. Hides is known for his YouTube channel, and his participation in the ninth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Following live performances in London clubs, Hides started a YouTube channel in March 2011. He has produced hundreds of videos satirizing popular culture, and impersonating celebrities such as Cher, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Lana Del Rey.

General info

Alternative names MCAD
Founded 1873
Academic Calendar September to May. Also Summer Session (June - August)
Total FTE staff 427
Carnegie Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

Location and Contacts

Address 621 Huntington Ave
Boston, Massachusetts, 02115-5882
United States
City population 693,000
Phone 6178797000
Fax +1 (617) 566 4034

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