From the School

Since its founding in 1876, SMFA has educated some of the most influential artists and creative leaders, fostered important artistic movements, and continues to evolve educational programs to blend creativity, critical thinking, and academic rigor.

SMFA's mission is to provide an education in the arts-for undergraduate and graduate students-that is interdisciplinary and self-directed. It is an education that values cultural, artistic and intellectually diversity. Choose from BFA, BFA+BA/BS, Studio Diploma, Post-baccalaureate, MFA or MAT programs. With guidance and advice from advisors, mentors, and faculty (who are all practicing artists), students are encouraged to explore classes across SMFA's 13 studio disciplines and craft their course of study based on individual interests and passions.

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Overview

Applicants
371
Acceptance Rate
83%
Average HS GPA
3.49

GPA Breakdown

29%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
6%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
23%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
6%
1.00 - 1.99

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Test Scores


Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — December 1


Other Admission Factors


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
8:1
Total Faculty
89
with Terminal Degree
74

62
Women
27
Men
11
Minority
1
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics.
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other.
  • Drawing.
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other.
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Illustration.
  • Intermedia/Multimedia.
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts.
  • Painting.
  • Photography.
  • Printmaking.
  • Sculpture.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Diploma
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Cy Twombly
Painter

Ellsworth Kelly
Artist

Nan Goldin
Photographer

Mike and Doug Starn
Artists

Omer Fast
Video Artist/Filmmaker

Thom Solo
Shoe designer

Ellen Gallagher
Artist

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,591

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,663

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,282

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
69%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,176

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$26,423

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$39,928
Required Fees
$1,300
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,600

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,990
Transportation for Commuters
$1,000

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
349
Foreign Countries Represented
19

Demographics

3.24%
Asian
2.16%
African-American
11.87%
Hispanic
48.20%
Caucasian
18.35%
Unknown
11.87%
International

71% female
29% male
53% are out of state
77% are full time
23% are part time

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
14%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
62%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
12
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
0

Sports

Athletic Division
Other


Student Services


Sustainability

61/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Any Admissions Office Staff member
Admissions Representative

Address
230 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Phone
617-369-3626

Email
admissions@smfa.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Classrooms and Studios
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Galleries and Exhibition Spaces
Museum and School Libraries
"Art in progress - everywhere you look"
Many tours are customized for you, the prospective students. Admissions representatives take you and your family to areas of SMFA that most interest you.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Institute of Contemporary Art
Galleries: Newbury Street, Sowa District
Tufts and Northeastern Universities
Fenway Park
For more information on Boston, please visit: http://www.boston.com

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 12:30pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The closest airport is Boston's Logan airport. The School is easily accessible by taxi or by the T, Boston's subway and bus system.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Please visit the web site: http://www.smfa.edu/directions

Local Accommodations
Museum School visitors can stay at one of several Boston hotels that offer discount rates. Guests should ask for the Museum of Fine Arts Special Rate when booking their rooms. Additional information is on the website under the "Where to Stay" link.


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