New England School of Photography in Boston

Boston, MA

(Rating 3.4 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

New England School of Photography offers 3-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 4:1. Acceptance Rate is 94%. 34.2% are women, and 65.8% are men. 4% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at New England School of Photography is 42805$, that is above national average. 76% of full-time New England School of Photography students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $30,200, 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 New England School of Photography 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).

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$42,805
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, New England School of Photography students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$40,731
$30,001 - $48,000$44,287
$48,001 - $75,000--
$75,001 - $110,000$44,287
$110,001+$44,287

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record

Recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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51%

Types of financial aids

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17 of New England School of Photography undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 24 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes New England School of Photography number 165 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

Students at New England School of Photography awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal student loans.

Salary After Attending

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$30,200

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

Students services

Career

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

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

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.

Graduation Rate

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76%
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New England School of Photography graduation rate is above the national average.

76% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to New England School of Photography 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 index doesn’t take into consideration 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 schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

3 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record

Recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

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

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94%

In comparison to National Average

New England School of Photography acceptance rate is above 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 31%.

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94%
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In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $40k - $70k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 54%, so New England School of Photography acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 40%.

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94%
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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.
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59%

Total

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59%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

68%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The New England School of Photography full-time retention rate is 68% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

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 included in the retention rate.

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

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at New England School of Photography is 4:1, that means that for every 4 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

4:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

3
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4%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In New England School of Photography the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at New England School of Photography and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

New England School of Photography offers 3 programs in total: 3 are for 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 37 universities in Suffolk county. New England School of Photography is one of the few institutions in Suffolk that offers a 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate program.

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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.

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New England School of Photography provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 73 students with 65700 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for New England School of Photography

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

I have been taking workshop classes at NESOP intermittently over the past 7 years, first at their Kenmore Square location and now in their new space in Waltham (which I much prefer; no more Game Day parking / transit nightmares! Located in close proximity to many great restaurants and an evolving artistic scene).The quality of instruction I receive there as a hobbyist is excellent, and the level of engagement from the teaching faculty is sincere and supportive. I find the classes very reasonably priced, especially as they allow you to access the same facilities and equipment as the students in the professional program while your course is running. I am very much looking forward to the opening of their new darkroom setup in January 2018, and really appreciate their continued support of film as a photographic medium (please keep expanding these offerings!).As with most educational opportunities, a lot of what you get out of an experience comes from what you put into it. NESOP has not made me a famous professional photographer, but it has given me a technical and stylistic toolkit that I can use to pursue my love of taking pictures. I have been and will continue to be an advocate for what they offer the community with regard to artistic opportunities.

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In my 2 years here, there was a change in academic directors, brand new courses were added, alterations were made to the majors and minors offered, and now the fine art program has been changed. This was a school going through changes and so it was easy to feel like this was unfair. Since newer students will have a different experience than me, I can't tell you how your time at the school will be.I also want to mention that the fashion study here is only offered as a minor, meaning its 10 weeks shorter than all the other courses you can choose in your 2nd year. I don't understand the reasoning behind this and the solution to making it a full, 3 term study is probably easier said than done, but its unfair nonetheless.I will praise some of the faculty here however, who've offered knowledge and implemented workflows that will, if you use their advice, help you that much more.

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Overall Rating:

Financial aid does not cover all the costs here. The school offers a 4k loan, and then you have to cough up another $7500.00 for the required cameras and computers ( so 2k for a Mac laptop)(and 4k for a Nikon that also does movies.). So the first year you take financial aid ( 20,500.00 + 4k from the school each year - that's about 50,000 for two years ).You have 5 years to pay the school back it's $8000.00,( on top of financial aid) They have cut all "film" courses, they are cutting out all the darkroom (b&w and colour) work. Security is nonexistant - the door is wide open - in Kenmore Sq. The place is a shambles. There used to be a lot of people there, the professional photography program is not 150 people but less than 50. All the other photography schools are covered fully by financial aid. In these bad financial times, this school is NOT a good deal.

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Overall Rating:

NESOP is an awesome place to learn photography. They have traditional darkrooms as well as digital facilities. Their evening workshops for adults are flexible and frequent throughout the year.

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Overall Rating:

I went here as a full-time student. I learned so much the first two terms with some amazing teachers provided (Amy, Adam, Nick, Luis). It made me very anxious to go out and shoot and be creative! However, a certain teacher should not be working there. He is not a teacher and does not know how to talk to students professionally and politely. Because of him I barely want to touch my camera anymore (coming from a 19 year old who has already been working professionally for 2 years successfully). You'll learn it's not a secret in the school that this "teacher" needs to go asap. Not quite sure why he's still there, his personal work (amateur porn) doesn't reflect what he tries to instruct.For the most part the office staff is okay. The front desk usually has a bad attitude. The academic director should be replaced with someone who knows what they are doing and someone who actually cares about the students and is less full of themselves. I don't understand the attitude considering he personally has a barely functioning website with low quality work.The best thing about this school are all the resources (stock room). There's everything you need right at your disposal and the stock room staff are great people.After my year here, I don't think I'd recommend going here as a full-time student, especially with the outrageous tuition bill and the amount they demand you spend on equipment which is all required. You'll easily spend a total of $50,000 just for the first year.I'd definitely recommend going here as a workshop student or finding another institution. You'll save tons of money and you'll save having to deal with all the downsides of this school.Luckily, I've been offered a few different full-time professional jobs and internships because of my own hard work, no thanks to NESOP. Really disappointed.

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Location & Website

Address: 537 Commonwealth Ave

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Trimester

General Phone Number: +6174371868

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: https://NESOP.edu

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