Mount Ida College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Mount Ida College
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Mount Ida College Admissions Overview:

Mount Ida College has an acceptance rate of 68%. To apply, interested students will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, and a personal essay. SAT and ACT scores are optional. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the admissions office for more information.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Mount Ida College Acceptance Rate: 68%

Mount Ida College Description:

Founded in 1899, Mount Ida College is a small private college with career-focused programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. The suburban campus is located in Newton, Massachusetts, just 10 miles from downtown Boston. The campus has seen many recent upgrades and expansions including a new campus center and fitness center. Students can choose from 24 baccalaureate programs offered by the college's four schools: the School of Applied Sciences, School of Business, School of Design, and School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Business Administration and Veterinary Technology are the most popular majors. Academics are supported by a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio.

The college takes pride in the individualized attention students receive to promote both their academic and career success. The college emphasizes practical, career-centered, hands-on learning experiences. Many faculty members have real-world professional experience, and students are encouraged to participate in practicums and internships.

Campus life is active, and Mount Ida students can choose from a range of student clubs, organizations, honor societies, and intramural sports. On the intercollegiate front, the Mount Ida Mustangs compete in the NCAA Division III Great Northeast Athletic Conference for most sports. The college fields 16 intercollegiate sports including football, equestrian, basketball and cross-country.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,394 (1,357 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 31% Male / 69% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $33,820
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,000
  • Other Expenses: $2,072
  • Total Cost: $49,892

Mount Ida College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 84%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,173
    • Loans: $9,647

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Dental Hygiene, Fashion Merchandising & Marketing, Interior Design, Veterinary Technology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 66%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 32%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 43%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, Volleyball
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Softball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Field Hockey

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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