Overview

Category

Independent, nondenominational college focused on communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Classified as a comprehensive, MA I institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Founded

1880

President

Lee Pelton

Location

Boylston and Tremont streets on Boston Common in the heart of the city’s Theatre District

Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education


Tuition & Fees 2020-2021

Tuition

$50,240/year for a new full-time undergraduate student

Room & Board

$18,768 /year (double room)

Per Credit

$1,570

Financial Aid

Approximately 80% of students receive financial assistance in the form of scholarships and grants, low-interest loans, and part-time employment. 

Financial Aid Distributed

$48,000,000


Academic Programs


Admission Demographics

Freshman Admission Profile (Fall 2020)

Applications

13,324

Admitted

5,410

Enrolled

940

Gender

Women

65%

Men

35%

Ethnicity

International Students

13%

African American

4%

Asian/Pacific Islander

5%

Caucasian

58%

Hispanic

12%

Multiracial

4%

Race Unknown/not reported

2%

Geographic Distribution of First–Year Undergraduate Students

New England

27%

Mid Atlantic

23%

Midwest

6%

South/Southwest

16%

West

15%

International & U.S. Territories

13%


Standardized Test Scores, GPA & Class Rank

SAT

Middle 50% Composite

1220-1380

Middle 50% Critical Reasoning

600-700

Middle 50% Math

600-700

ACT

Middle 50% Composite

27-32

Grade Point Average

3.64 (unweighted, 4.0 scale)

Class Rank

Graduated in the top 10 percent

26%

Graduated in the top quarter

59%

Graduated in the top half

93%

*28% of secondary schools reported a rank in class


English as a Second Language

If English is not your first language, a minimum iBT TOEFL score of 80 or IELTS score of 6.5 is required.


Transfer Admission

We welcomed 150 transfer students this fall. They came from other four-year colleges and universities as well as two-year community colleges. Some transfers had a semester or a full year of coursework, while others had earned an associate’s degree and were seeking to continue in a four-year program.

Applied

790

Accepted

511

Enrolled

155

Gender

57% female / 43% male

College GPA Average

3.5 (4.0 scale)


Co-curricular Activities

More than 90 student organizations and performance groups, student publications, and honor societies


Athletics

14 NCAA Division III men’s and women’s teams