Mount Ida College in Newton

Newton, MA

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Mount Ida College offers 87-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 68%. The most popular test is SAT - 88% of students submitted it in comparison to 16% of students who submitted ACT. 34.3% are women, and 65.7% are men. 7% percents of international students. Mount Ida College is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Mount Ida College is 26906$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $33719 and $46019 per year. 40% of full-time Mount Ida College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $34,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Mount Ida College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Mount Ida College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$22,725
$30,001 - $48,000$25,555
$48,001 - $75,000$27,069
$75,001 - $110,000$27,944

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 13000


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1195 of Mount Ida College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 93 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Mount Ida College number 50 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

Students at Mount Ida College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Mount Ida College.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Member of other national athletic association not listed above
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Mount Ida College graduation rate is below the national average.

40% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Mount Ida College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

5 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Mount Ida College acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 63%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 5% only.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Mount Ida College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 3% only.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Mount Ida College full-time retention rate is 59% and part-time retention rate is 50%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Mount Ida College students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1190 - 1510

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 400 - 510
Math: 400 - 500
Writing: 390 - 500

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Mount Ida College students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
16 - 22

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 0 - 0
Math: 0 - 0
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Mount Ida College is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Mount Ida College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Mount Ida College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Massachusetts.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 777 Dedham St address in Newton, Massachusetts.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Mount Ida College with 2.8% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Mount Ida College offers 87 programs in total: 72 are for Bachelor's degree, 12 - for Associate's degree, and 3 are Master's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 43 universities in Middlesex county. Mount Ida College is one of the few institutions in Middlesex that offers an Associate's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Massachusetts state average data to help you compare.


Mount Ida College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1218 students with 36546 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 20 with 483 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Mount Ida College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Worked there from 76 to 80 as a cooks helper. Great times at Shaw and Brown . Hope all the friends I made there are doing well.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

THis place is deadass a joke te teachers don’t care about your own education they don’t try to help you whatsoever, the teachers are basically telling the students there is no hope and they all think that grades determine how smart you are,that’s not how it works, the system in mount ida is the worst I have ever seen, if I could put no stars I would

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Tiny, unprofessional, profit-seeking college. Professors don't care about the students, administrative just want to have more ppl in order to get money. This college is a joke, students are not learning anything and you can smell weeds everywhere. Dorms are outdated, library has teeny tiny bit amounts of books, there's only one computer lab. If you just want to get a piece of paper saying you went to a random college, go ahead.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Honestly the school wasn't for me. To start off the administration is bad. They deal with situations without telling you which also they have no exact way of dealing with things no written form that tells you what happens if you get in trouble. They either charge you with a lot of money or you get kicked out. Also they have kept saying since 2014 that there will be a lot of new buildings when in fact there have been no updates. The freshmen building is awful. There is always trash everywhere and the floor are gross. Ones of the other buildings floods. There are few good things like the area and the people. Also they have a good bet tech and dental but that's about it. The other majors are not up to par. Also the Caf food. There are a lot of problems with the cafeteria at Mount Ida. The food package that they have is the lowest one you can get. The cheapest in other words. The food has hair in it sometimes and bugs. Also the forks and bowls are sometimes not clean. There have been protests by the students but they haven't done anything. Just wasn't for me. Hopefully my new college will give me a better experience.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Mount Ida has given me the opportunity to study abroad, be part of a community, and of course, has prepped me for my career. The graphic design program here is intense and the work is hard, but my graduation portfolio is filled with quality work to show employers. Like anywhere, the college isn't perfect but has recently been making tons of changes in administration and academics to improve the overall experience here.The campus is small, so its easy to get around, and its very pretty in the Spring. Because the school is so small, class sizes are ideal for getting one on one time with your professors, which I prefer because I can get direct feedback on my work. Another major plus is that the career services department is excellent, so finding an internship or a job is easy.For anyone coming in as a freshman, I'd also recommend looking into global connections and seeing if you can take a faculty-led travel course or study abroad for a semester. I've been on two trips and seen 3 countries while at Mount Ida and they were the best parts of my experience.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 777 Dedham Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6179284500

Institution is active in current year: 1

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