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 76% of students receive financial assistance in the form of scholarships and grants, low-interest loans, and part-time employment. 

Financial Aid Distributed

$40,000,000


Academic Programs


Admission Demographics

Freshman Admission Profile (Fall 2018)

Applications

12,941

Admitted

4,613

Enrolled

900

Gender

Women

63%

Men

37%

Ethnicity

International Students

16%

African American

4%

Asian/Pacific Islander

5%

Caucasian

56%

Hispanic

14%

Multiracial

4%

Race Unknown/not reported

1%

Geographic Distribution of First–Year Undergraduate Students

New England

20%

Mid Atlantic

22%

Midwest

6%

South/Southwest

16%

West

18%

International & U.S. Territories

18%


Standardized Test Scores, GPA & Class Rank

SAT

Middle 50% Composite

1220-1380

Middle 50% Critical Reasoning

610-690

Middle 50% Math

590-700

ACT

Middle 50% Composite

27-31

Grade Point Average

3.72 (unweighted, 4.0 scale)

Class Rank

Graduated in the top 10 percent

28%

Graduated in the top quarter

69%

Graduated in the top half

94%

*30% 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 over 175 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

935

Accepted

525 (56% accept rate)

Enrolled

175 (33% yield rate)

Gender

57% female / 43% male

College GPA Average

3.4 (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