Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Boston, MA 02115-5882

Admission Requirements

71%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,531 applications and 1,085 students were granted admission. Massachusetts College of Art and Design is at the #69 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 14% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 87% submitted SAT scores.

Fall 2016 Admitted Students ACT Scores

Out of the total 374 enrollees 53 students submitted ACT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
English 0 0
Math 0 0
Composite 21 26

Fall 2016 Admitted Students SAT Scores

Out of the total 374 enrollees 325 students submitted SAT score. Below is the score ranges of the submitted test scores.

25% 75%
Critical Reading 500 590
Math 470 570
Combined (Math + Reading) 970 1160

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

Massachusetts College of Art and Design uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.

Required

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Neither required nor recommended

  • Secondary school rank
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in Massachusetts College of Art and Design, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 439 1,092 1,531
Admitted students 264 821 1,085
Enrolled students 94 280 374
Acceptance rate 60.1% 75.2% 70.9% 69%
Yield 35.6% 34.1% 34.5% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Accepted
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Accepted
Credit for life experiences

Application Fee

$70
Undergrad students
$90
Graduate students

Admission Deadlines

January 5

  • Early action applicants will be notified

February 1

  • Priority application
  • Fall application
  • SAT Reasoning / ACT scores
  • Transfer application (regular)

May 1

  • Students must reply to acceptance offer
  • Housing deposit

December 1

  • Early action application

Campus Location

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