School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Narrative Description

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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Administratively affiliated with Tufts University; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1876. Setting: 14-acre urban campus. Endowment: $17.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $7300 per student. Total enrollment: 780. Faculty: 158 (51 full-time, 107 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 770 applied, 82% were admitted. Full-time: 594 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 70 students, 79% women, 21% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 26 other countries, 52% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 3% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 18% 25 or older, 9% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Pro Arts Consortium, Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, portfolio. Required for some: recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 2/1. Notification: continuous until 3/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Tuition: $22,490 full-time, $1410 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1800 full-time, $400 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and program. College room only: $10,600. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organizations: Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Alliance, Student Body, Inc., film, video and animation screening nights, Chess Club, Animation Club. Major annual events: juried and unjuried art exhibitions, Halloween Costume Contest, Open Studios. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 60 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. William Morris Hunt Memorial Library plus 2 others with 280,000 books, 47 microform titles, 497 serials, 274 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $202,527. 46 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Boston University.

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