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School Of The Museum Of Fine Arts Boston

Overview of School Of The Museum Of Fine Arts Boston

School of the Museum of Fine Arts is located in Boston, MA (a large city). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by School of the Museum of Fine Arts is the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in fine arts.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts Selectivity

School of the Museum of Fine Arts does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 510. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 580.

Faculty

School of the Museum of Fine Arts maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Body

The school had 797 enrolled students in 2007-2008.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is to provide an education in the fine arts for undergraduate and graduate artistsùinexperienced and advanced artists of widely ranging age groupingsùthat is interdisciplinary, self-directed, always evolving. It has special features: it values cultural, artistic, and intellectual diversity; it must include a wide range of media; it stresses the development of individual vision; it values art making more than adherence to curricular rules; it stays deeply in touch with the external world of art. If the mission is constant, its practice is always emerging."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting School of the Museum of Fine Arts

School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston
230 The Fenway
Boston , MA 02115-5596
General Phone: (617) 267-6100
http://www.smfa.edu

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School of the Museum of Fine Arts Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Fine Arts216fine arts
Education and Teaching24art education
Design8graphic design, illustration

Number of programs and degrees for School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Bachelor's degree1552
Master's degree442
Award of less than 1 academic year82
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years51
Postbaccalaureate certificate361

School of the Museum of Fine Arts Student Body

In 2007-2008, School of the Museum of Fine Arts had a total enrollment of 797 students (749 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 31%
Women 69%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 61%
Black 2%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 21%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 26%
20-21 28%
22-24 18%
25-29 11%
30-34 4%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

School of the Museum of Fine Arts Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 82 %
Part-Time 100 %

School of the Museum of Fine Arts Room and Board (2007)

School of the Museum of Fine Arts offers campus housing for 60 of its 749 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Boston, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total77269991%14120%
Men21719188%4423%
Women55550892%9719%

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal510610
SAT Math450580
SAT Writing485600
ACT Verbal2025
ACT Math1824
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPArequired
Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT80%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT16%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

School of the Museum of Fine Arts Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 29,610
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 29,610
Room and board $ 14,720
Room charge $ 11,720
Books and supplies $ 1,600
Other expenses $ 3,600

Financial Aid:
School of the Museum of Fine Arts participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 466700)

School of the Museum of Fine Arts Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1917

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year19$59,05717$64,396
All faculty totalcalendar year19$59,05717$64,396

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year4$46,75011$43,219
All faculty totalacademic year4$46,75011$43,219

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts Degree Programs (2007)

Design
Graphic Design
Illustration

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

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