School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston in Boston

Boston, MA

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Overview

School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston offers 21-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1. Acceptance Rate is 90%. 26.9% are women, and 73.1% are men. 15% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston is 37241$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $50748 and $59798 per year. 56% of full-time School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $27,300, 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 School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston 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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$37,241
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$31,971
$30,001 - $48,000$35,141
$48,001 - $75,000$38,361
$75,001 - $110,000$39,648
$110,001+$42,536

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Admission test scores
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 10950

  • 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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13%

Types of financial aids

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269 of School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 70 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston number 88 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

Students at School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending

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$27,300

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

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services

10%

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.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for 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.

Graduation Rate

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56%
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School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston graduation rate is above the national average.

56% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston 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 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

10 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • 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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90%

In comparison to National Average

School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston 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 27%.

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90%
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In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $30k - $40k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 64%, so School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 26%.

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90%
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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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17%

Total

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15%

Full time

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2%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

76%

Part-time retention rate

100%

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston full-time retention rate is 76% and part-time retention rate is 100%.

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 demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston is 8:1, that means that for every 8 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

8:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

92
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15%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston 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 School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston 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

School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston offers 21 programs in total: 6 are for less than 1-year certificate programs, 6 - for Master's degree, 3 - for Bachelor's degree, 3 - for 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs, and 3 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 37 universities in Suffolk county. School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston is one of the few institutions in Suffolk that offers a Bachelor's degree 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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School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 380 students with 11411 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 212 with 5080 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Exquisite

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I love the MFA. Now that I no longer live in Boston, I love and miss the permanent collection here. It's a great museum, perfect in size with a great blend of antiquities and modern works.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

This was a pretty good school. The faculty really cared about doing new and innovative stuff. Very supportive. And if you they didn't have the right equipment, they could get it for you. If you want to explore a variety of media and approaches to art, this is a great school.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The MFA really is a world-class museum, in a city that thinks its world class.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Great art, best with a guide! Free admission for college students often.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 230 The Fenway

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6172676100

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: smfa.edu

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