Montserrat College of Art

23 Essex Street, Beverly, Massachusetts

Montserrat College of Art is a small, private, residential, undergraduate college of 400 students located in historic, coastal Beverly, MA, 30 minutes from downtown Boston. Montserrat’s personalized education is focused on developing each student’s individual creative vision, and helping them acquire expertise in the tools to express it. Students build strong critical thinking, communication, critique, and creative problem-solving skills - all core leadership competencies. Employing design thinking, this process prepares students for success in the booming creative economy of today and the jobs of the future. A variety of concentrations in the fine and applied arts are offered, with minors in art history and creative writing. All students complete a required internship and a thesis project/exhibition evaluated by experts in the field. Montserrat College of Art is "Where Creativity Works."

DEGREES OFFERED: BFA, Diploma of the College
ACCREDITATION: NASAD, NEASC
MAJORS OFFERED:

Animation + Interactive Media*
Art Education*
Book Arts*
Graphic Design*
Illustration*

 

Interdisciplinary Arts*
Painting and Drawing*
Photography*
Printmaking*
Sculpture*

MINORS OFFERED:

Art History*

 

Creative Writing*

* UNDERGRADUATE ONLY

FOUNDATION PROGRAM
Montserrat’s Foundation Program launches students into their arts education through both intensive studio courses, as well as the experiential “FX” seminar to hone the studio and critical thinking skills you’ll need to succeed over the next four years.


This program is Residential.

UNDERGRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE 2015-2016
FULL-TIME DEPENDENT  
TUITION $ 28,250
MANDATORY FEES 1,300
BOOKS & SUPPLIES 1,600
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 10,400
OFF-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 7,800
OTHER 3,500
FINANCIAL AID 2014-2015 FULL-TIME FRESHMEN *
AID CATEGORY AVG PER RECIPIENT 1st YR RECIPIENTS
INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS4 $10,992 100%
FEDERAL/NATIONAL GRANTS 4,951 36%
STATE & LOCAL GRANTS 1,233 28%
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS 5,757 92%

AVERAGE AMOUNT RECEIVED PER RECIPIENT: $23,093
100% OF FULL-TIME FRESHMEN RECEIVED AID

* Most recent financial aid data available

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 96%

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

ATTENDANCE RATE: 27%

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

ENROLLMENT: FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE FTE1 = 360

UNDERGRADUATE

FULL-TIME 353
PART-TIME 18

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: 2015-2016

FACULTY FTE1 = 45

FULL-TIME 16
PART-TIME 47
 

STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: FALL 2015
8.06 TO 1
FTE STUDENTS PER FTE FACULTY1

RETENTION

FRESHMAN RETENTION2

FALL 2013 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2014
65%
 
FALL 2014 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2015
72%

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE2

FALL 2008 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
56%
 
FALL 2009 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
50%

UNDERGRADUATE ETHNICITY

FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE GENDER DISTRIBUTION

FALL 2015
70% FEMALE
28% MALE

NEW STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION3

FALL 2015
OTHER PROGRAMS

Adult Summer and Winter Immersive Workshops
Continuing Education
Initial Licensure in Art Education
New Opportunities in Art Program
Summer Pre-College Program

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Required Internship Program
AICAD Mobility Program
AICAD New York Studio Residency Program
Study Abroad Programs in Africa, Italy, Japan and Spain
Articulation Agreements with colleges in Massachusetts, New York, Maryland, and Japan
Student Organized Gallery, The Bear Gallery

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).