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Massachusetts College of Art and Design Admission Requirements

Boston, Massachusetts

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Chances of getting into Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
70%
Admission Difficulty for Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Massachusetts College of Art and Design and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is 70%.  It ranks #35 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 1,881 out of 2,677 applicants were admitted.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 3.44. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Massachusetts College of Art and Design application fee is $70 and applications are due by Feb 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
-
SAT Scores for Massachusetts College of Art and Design
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Massachusetts College of Art and Design
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Massachusetts College of Art and Design ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
-
ACT Scores for Massachusetts College of Art and Design
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Massachusetts College of Art and Design
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Massachusetts College of Art and Design GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA 
3.44
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Massachusetts College of Art and Design?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Massachusetts College of Art and Design was 3.44 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #28 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Massachusetts College of Art and Design accepts 70% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Massachusetts College of Art and Design students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 12.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 15.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 17.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 21.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 17.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 17.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Massachusetts College of Art and Design admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,965 712 2,677
Accepted 1,462 419 1,881
Acceptance Rate 74% 59% 70%
Enrolled 253 78 331
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 19% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
61

Applicants have 61 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Massachusetts College of Art and Design is $70.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Massachusetts College of Art and Design and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Application Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Massachusetts College of Art and Design
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166674 IPEDS survey data for Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into Massachusetts College of Art and Design?

70% of those who apply are granted admission to Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.