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Mount Ida College

Mount Ida College is a private college in Newton, Massachusetts offering professional undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Location

Address
777 Dedham Street
City
Newton
State
MA
Zip/Post Code
2459

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1261
Total Graduate enrollment
11
In State Tuition Fees
28162
Out State Tuition Fees
28162
ACT Score
18
SAT Score
1295
Grade Point Average(GPA)
2.6
Male Female Ratio
34:66
Acceptance Rate
74%
Student Faculty Ratio
14:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
Mount Ida College blends career-relevant education with broad-based learning in the arts, sciences and humanities to prepare students to succeed in a changing world.
Mascot
Mustangs
Colors
Forest Green And White
Conference
Great Northeast

College History

History

The Mount Ida School for Girls was a private all-female high school founded in 1899 by George Franklin Jewett, named after the hill on which it was located in Newton Corner, Massachusetts. The first junior college level courses were offered at Mount Ida in 1907, but the first associate degrees were not awarded until 1967. After encountering severe financial difficulties, it was forced to close during the Great Depression, but was purchased by William Fitts Carlson in 1939 and relocated to its present location in Oak Hill section of Newton. The school was later renamed as Mount Ida Junior College, and became a co-educational institution in the Autumn of 1972. Several Boston-based institutions also merged with Mount Ida on the Newton campus, including Grahm Junior College (1979), the Boston operations of Bryant & Stratton College (1979), Chamberlayne Junior College (1988), New England Institute of Funeral Service Education (1989), and Coyne Electrical and Technical School. A senior college division awarding bachelor's degrees was added in the 1980s, with an emphasis on career and professional education. In 2012 Barry Brown was appointed president of the college.

College Specialty

Specialty

Mount Ida College blends career-relevant education with broad-based learning in the arts, sciences and humanities to prepare students to succeed in a changing world.

Alumni

Alumni

Marlene M. DeChane, a New Hampshire State Representative from Strafford County, New Hampshire from 1994 - 2007, is a 1976 graduate of Mount Ida College. Thomas Menino, Mayor of Boston from 1993 � 2014, earned his associate degree in 1963 from Chamberlayne Junior College, which later became part of Mount Ida College. Wine critic Gary Vaynerchuk is also a graduate of Mount Ida College. Tony Frias, a professional soccer player, and Enid A. Haupt, a publisher and philanthropist attended Mount Ida. Chris Cortez of Tommy Hilfiger's, The Cut.

Campus

Campus

Suburban

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