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Mount Ida College

Needham, Massachusetts, United States
Success happens here. Founded in 1899, Mount Ida College is a small, private college in Newton, Massachusetts, just minutes from Boston. Mount Ida provides career-focused programs built upon a strong foundation in the social sciences, humanities and the arts, all developed and implemented to prepare our students for success in their chosen fields of endeavor.

Master's Programmes



Mount Ida College can help you reach your goals – whether you’re a current college student looking to pick up a few more credits over the summer, a working adult from the Boston area looking to switch careers or add new skills or a local senior interested in learning something new.Mount Ida’s continuing education programs are open to the public, so you do not need to apply for traditional admissions. Our friendly continuing education staff can answer any questions and help you choose and sign up for classes.


Internships and career planning play an integral part of your professional education at Mount Ida College. In fact, many of our degree programs require internships to ensure you have the opportunity to use what you learn in a real employer setting. This link between the classroom and the professional world builds your resume and gives you the time and opportunity to gain valuable work experience. In turn, Career Services and your career-connected faculty mentors help employers, by connecting them with smart, well-trained interns and employees like you.

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Student services

Whether you are just beginning your college search, are considering applying to Mount Ida College, or are an admitted student, we encourage you to contact a member of our Admissions staff to learn more about all the opportunities that await you at Mount Ida.

Our admissions staff is here to guide you through the admissions process. The members of our admissions team have a wide variety of interests and backgrounds. 

Housing services

Residence  Life is housed within the Office of Campus Living, along with Community Standards. Approximately 60% of Mount Ida College students choose to live on campus. Living in a residence hall at Mount Ida connects you to a vibrant and dynamic residential community, providing meaningful opportunities for you to engage with one another, explore new experiences and to develop outside of the classroom.We are here from the day you move in to help you adjust to your new life on campus and to help you throughout your stay in our on-campus community. 

Library services

The library staff is here to help you with your own research and with your students' research needs.  Below are a list of links to some resources that we think will be most helpful in getting you started.  Feel free to ask us for helping finding specific resources.

  • A-Z Database List
  • Films on Demand
  • Minuteman Library Network Catalog
  • Ebrary

ICT services

Information Technology at UMass Amherst provides comprehensive support and services for technology use on campus. In addition to accessing central IT services, members of the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst have specific on-site services available in the Learning Center/Wadsworth Library. 

Student Life

Campus life

Our residential campus, nestled in Newton, Massachusetts, just minutes from Boston, is the perfect place to live and study during your college career. We offer a number of residential options on campus.Our on campus rooms include free wireless internet, access to cable television, and mostly free laundry rooms (we charge a nominal fee for hot and warm water, keeping our community more sustainable).

Sports facilities

The Mount Ida College Athletic Center is the pulse of the campus for all co-eds, faculty and staff.  It serves as the home of the Mount Ida College Athletic Department.  In addition to offices for the staff, the facility features a weight room, athletic training room, locker rooms, a classroom and the College's gymnasium.

The main gymnasium is perfect for playing basketball, volleyball, and other receational sports including intramural athletics on our magnificent court that is big enough for several teams to compete on at once.  The athletic center is home to our women's volleyball, men's volleyball, men's basketball, and women's basketball teams.

Needham, Massachusetts, United States