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Mount Ida College

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About Mount Ida College

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.

With a tight-knit, inclusive community, a diverse student body, winning NCAA Division III sports teams, a beautiful and safe suburban campus and a vibrant school spirit, Mount Ida is the place where students become the best version of themselves.

Campus information

Our campus renovation and construction projects are focused on creating more comfortable and functional living and learning spaces for our residential and commuter students, upgrading campus amenities and renewing our historic buildings for a new age:

  • New, state-of-the-art biology and chemistry laboratories
  • Reconstruction of Malloy Hall – our school’s largest residence hall
  • New student fitness center, added to the existing Athletic Center
  • Expansion of key academic facilities, including the Dental Education Center & Community Dental Clinic
  • Restoration of 100-year-old Shaw Hall as the campus centerpiece

Mount Ida College is a small, private college in Newton, Massachusetts, just minutes from Boston.


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).

Wingate Hall

Home to approximately 260 students, Wingate Hall is four stories, offering single gender and co-ed floors. In addition, CONNECT, a Living Learning Community for first year students in selected majors, and Women in Science Experience (WISE), a living learning community for female students enrolled in the School of Applied Science, are located here. With lounges on the first and third floors, you and your friends have convenient space for study groups, socializing and residence hall programs. You can get your laundry done on either the basement, second or third floors. We have eight resident assistants in Wingate; two resident assistants per floor. One professional staff member also lives in Wingate Hall.

Brown Hall

Brown Hall houses approximately 65 students. All of the floors in Brown are single gender, and the third floor is also Academic Intensive, which means that it has 24 hour quiet hours. Brown’s laundry room is in Chapman Hall, next door. We have three resident assistants living in Brown, one on each floor. One professional staff member lives in Brown Hall.

Chapman Hall

Chapman Hall is co-ed residence hall and home to approximately 40 students. You can hang out to study or socialize in our large lounge located in the basement, which also is the home to Chapman’s laundry room. We have two resident assistants staffed in Chapman.

Malloy Hall

Renovated in 2013, Malloy Hall is the college’s largest residence hall, housing approximately 320 students and offering two Living Learning Communities: Design and Lambda (gender-inclusive).

Amenities include student common living and learning areas, including a student lounge and café. Malloy offers both single rooms and suite-style living in double or triple rooms for groups of 12 students who share private bathrooms. Suites are single gender, co-ed and gender neutral, depending on location. You can spend time with friends in our common area lounges on every floor and do your laundry in our large laundry facility on the first floor. There are nine resident assistants in Malloy, in addition to three professional staff members.

New Hall

Built in 2008, New Hall houses 133 upperclassmen and features a “pod” design. Each of the pods has three floors with each floor having a small, co-ed community of 22 students who live in different types and sizes of rooms surrounding two common bath areas. Ample lounge space is located throughout the building, as well as three common area kitchens, and a laundry room in the basement. New Hall also offers an Academic Intensive pod with 24 hour quiet hours on the third floor. Three resident assistants staff New Hall, one per floor, in addition to two professional staff members.


Courses available 10

Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Business, Management 2 Creative Arts & Design 3 Humanities & Social Sciences 2 Law 2 Mass Communication & Media 1


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