School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts

230 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts

Combine the power of a prestigious art school with a world-class academic institution to offer an unparalleled interdisciplinary education through the unique partnership between School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Tufts University. With guidance from faculty advisors, who are professional artists, students build a path of study informed by their individual aspirations, creative vision and academic interests. As one of two schools in the United States affiliated with a major museum SMFA, students have access to the MFA’s collections, as well as exclusive exhibition opportunities and internships. Partnerships with Northeastern University, the Pro-Arts Consortium, and other top-ranked colleges in Boston provide additional academic opportunities for degree-seeking students. With a student body comprised of motivated artists from all over the United States and 25 countries, the SMFA values cultural, artistic, and intellectual diversity. The School presents an annual schedule of notable visiting artists, public programs, and professional development resources. This is the school for students seeking to break boundaries and be the future of contemporary art.

DEGREES OFFERED: Dual Degree (BFA+BA), BFA+MAT, MAT, BFA & MFA Degrees in Interdisciplinary Studio Art and the Areas of Study are Listed Below Under "Majors Offered"
ACCREDITATION: NASAD, NEASC
N/A

UNDERGRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE 2016-2017
FULL-TIME DEPENDENT  
TUITION $ 41,326
MANDATORY FEES 1,346
BOOKS & SUPPLIES 2,000
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 14,850
OFF-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 14,850
OTHER 3,000
FINANCIAL AID 2015-2016 FULL-TIME FRESHMEN *
AID CATEGORY AVG PER RECIPIENT 1st YR RECIPIENTS
INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS4 $16,223 100%
FEDERAL/NATIONAL GRANTS 5,640 33%
STATE & LOCAL GRANTS 1,100 13%
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS 5,274 70%

AVERAGE AMOUNT RECEIVED PER RECIPIENT: $23,832
100% OF FULL-TIME FRESHMEN RECEIVED AID

* Most recent financial aid data available

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 82%

Acceptance Rate = The percentage of students admitted out of applications received in a given year.

ATTENDANCE RATE: 23%

Attendance Rate (also know as yield) = The percentage of admitted students who enroll in a given year.

ENROLLMENT: FALL 2016

UNDERGRADUATE FTE1 = 248

UNDERGRADUATE

FULL-TIME 242
PART-TIME 16

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
APPLICATION: Required
ONLINE APPLICATION: Recommended
HOME EXAM: Not Required
INTERVIEW: Recommended
ESSAY: Required
SAT / ACT: Optional
PORTFOLIO: Required

TRANSCRIPTS

HIGH SCHOOL: Required
COLLEGE: Required, if transferring
FACULTY: 2016-2017

FACULTY FTE1 = 51

FULL-TIME 35
PART-TIME 64
 

STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: FALL 2016
6.9 TO 1
FTE STUDENTS PER FTE FACULTY1

RETENTION

FRESHMAN RETENTION2

FALL 2014 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2015
78%
 
FALL 2015 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2016
77%

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE2

FALL 2009 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
44%
 
FALL 2010 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
57%

UNDERGRADUATE ETHNICITY

FALL 2016

UNDERGRADUATE GENDER DISTRIBUTION

FALL 2016
74% FEMALE
26% MALE

NEW STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION3

FALL 2016
OTHER PROGRAMS

Studio Diploma
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Continuing Education
Weekend Classes
Summer Classes
Classes for High School Students
Evening Certificate Programs (Graphic Design, Illustration)
Pre College Summer Programs

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Degree Programs with Tufts University
Exchanges (AICAD Exchange Program, Pro Arts Consortium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Foreign Programs)
Internships
Career Resources
Traveling Fellowships and Exhibiting Opportunities for Alumni
Grants for Travel and Independent Study

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc. NOTE 2: Retention and graduation rates for Art Center College of Design are calculated using the entire new student population entering Spring, Summer, and Fall terms (including a large population of transfer students), and not only "First-Time, Full-Time Freshmen" as required by the U.S. Department of Education. Thus these numbers are different than the retention and graduation reported to the U.S. Department of Education. NOTE 3: Geographic distribution is reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. NOTE 4: Includes all institutional scholarships and grants, but does not include College Work Study or third party awards. NOTE 5: Data presented is drawn from the most recent school year available. NOTE 6: All $-amounts are shown in US dollars. Canadian $-amounts were converted to US dollars using exchange rate at the time the data were collected ($1 Canadian = $0.70 US).