Montserrat College of Art: Narrative Description

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23 Essex St., Box 26
Beverly, MA 01915
Tel: (978)922-8222; 800-836-0487; Admissions: (978)921-4242; Fax: (978)922-4268; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, 4-year, specialized, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 10-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $580,622. Educational spending 2002-03: $4704 per student. Total enrollment: 386. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 389 applied, 83% were admitted. Full-time: 361 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 25 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 56% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 63% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 62% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Northeast Consortium of Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts, Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.25 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, portfolio. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: SAT I or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/20.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Tuition: $17,200 full-time, $717 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $640 full-time, $21 per credit Part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room only: $4950. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run radio station. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Council, Language Partners, peer leaders, Fashion Show Committee, coed intramural sports. Major annual events: Global Holiday, Halloween Party, Tropical Party. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. 273 college housing spaces available; 229 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Paul Scott Library plus 1 other with 12,134 books, 78 serials, 50,031 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $144,273. 98 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Just 30 minutes north of Boston, Beverly is a residential city with a population of 52,000. The historic rocky coast of the north shore of Boston offers a contemplative setting with its harborside parks and beaches, access to the nearby fishing and yachting harbors of Gloucester, Marblehead and Rockport, and to the historic city of Salem, immediately adjacent to Beverly. The environment of the north shore is offset by the accessibility to a large metropolitan city with galleries, museums, cultural events, and nightlife.

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