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Massachusetts College of Art and Design Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Massachusetts College of Art and Design? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 908 out of 1,273 applicants or 71% were admitted making Massachusetts College of Art and Design a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. Massachusetts College of Art and Design typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 956 317 1,273
Accepted 710 198 908
Acceptance Rate 74% 62% 71%
Enrolled 225 68 293
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 34% 32%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Massachusetts College of Art and Design and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 945. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1175 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 88 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1060 1290
SAT Reading 550 660
SAT Math 510 600
ACT Composite 21 26
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >81%
1175 to 1290 Avg + 71%-81%
1060 to 1175 Avg - 59%-71%
945 to 1060 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 945 Low <46%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need 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 3.37 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. 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 71% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 18% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Good
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 23% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 20% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Massachusetts College of Art and Design and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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