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Message from the President

Welcome to Mount Ida College

Let's begin your journey to success together

Dear Students, Families, and Friends:

Let me extend to each of you, my welcome to Mount Ida. Through a century of change and challenge, Mount Ida College has provided transformative education leading to meaningful and successful careers.

We continue to provide that opportunity today to young women and men who seek their future on our beautiful campus.  Over the past five years, the College has grown from approximately one thousand to over 1500 students, who advance their education in our four distinct undergraduate schools: each with its own faculty, Applied Science, Business, Design and Humanities and Social Sciences, each school dedicated to critical learning and career success.

Together, we are a transformative center of higher education, committed to small classes with high levels of faculty contact, to multiple intern and externships during a student’s years of study, to exciting athletics, to civic engagement, to college supported, faculty led, foreign travel and to active and enriching experiences on our campus for student organizations.  Mount Ida adheres to the view that learning is not limited to our classrooms, but occurs on every part of our campus, each and every day.

We believe in community, and to this end, our faculty and administrators engage with our students to form an environment where ideas and opinions are explored in a culture of respect for each individual.

Please join me on our beautiful campus, close to Boston, one of America’s great centers of culture and the arts and the home of many colleges and universities. Experience our classes and laboratories, meet our coaches at home games on our lighted turf field, and spend time in our student center and state-of-the-art fitness center. Engage in conversation with our faculty in the arts, humanities, social sciences, business, design, and applied sciences.

Once you do, I believe you will join generations of students who have recognized the qualities of this unique college-the best place to begin a lifetime of learning and success.

With best wishes,

Barry Brown


Learn more about President Barry Brown, Mount Ida College's eighth president.

Community and Published Writings

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