Pine Manor College is a private liberal art college that offers Bachelors’s, Associate, and Master of fine arts degree programs. Instituted in 1911 as women’s college, Pine manor has a legacy of over a century.
PMC is located in Brookline, Massachusetts. Pine manor is one of the most ethnically diverse colleges of the US with students from over 25 states and 60 countries coming to study in the USA. The college offers 18-degree programs at the undergraduate and associate level.
The college strategically located near Boston which makes it more alluring for international students. The college is popular for its mission of ‘Individualized education’. Recently the college has gained sudden recognition for its first-generation student success designation.
|Type of university||Private|
|Number of Undergraduate Seats||500|
|Annual Acceptance Rate||74%|
|Basic Tuition Fee for International Undergraduate Students||30,660 USD|
|Test Scores Accepted||TOEFL, IELTS, StepEiken|
PMC offers admission to international students in undergraduate majors, minors and graduate programs. The college has a plethora of courses in over 30 areas in 9 undergraduate majors. It also offers a graduate program on ‘Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing’.
All the bachelor courses being 4-year long, students can also choose associate degree instead which is 2 years shorter.
Irrespective of degree, all the first-year students will be auto-enrolled to the seminar and general education courses.
Pine Manor College has a wooden campus widespread over 50-acres of land and 5 miles away from Boston. Boston is the most rapidly emerging city, with over 250,000 students pursuing their higher education in the US.
With over 50% of international students, PMC is among the top 5 colleges of the U.S which are most ethnically diverse. Few of the on-campus facilities offered by the college are:
Pine Manor College has 5 residential halls in which first-years live in West Village. It also provides a learning environment that includes first-year seminar classes, with a mentor and a residential advisor at accommodation itself.
These halls can provide housing in the US for around 600 students on a whole. Students can apply for ‘Resident Assistant’ to be a leader in their residence halls.
The admission policy of the college is it accepts admissions all along the year with no virtual deadlines to apply. Management also recommends international students to apply as early as possible for fall and spring semesters. Here are a few steps one has to follow while seeking admission at Pine Manor College:
Where to apply: International students get to apply for fall and spring semesters on the college website.
Application fee: 25 USD
International students have to meet subsequent criteria to step into the college:
|IELTS||Overall band of 6|
|Cambridge||B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency: 169|
With the support of Alumni and friends of the college, the management has tried to keep the costs as reasonable as possible for its students. Here are a few expenses the international students have to bare after getting into Pine Manor College.
|Expenses||Fall semester||Spring semester|
|Tuition fee||15,330 USD||15,330 USD|
|Accommodation(single)||6,915 USD||6,915 USD|
|Accommodation(double)||8,075 USD||8,075 USD|
|Deposit||250 USD||250 USD|
|Health Insurance||1,260 USD||782 USD|
|Extra fees||500 USD||500 USD|
*These expenses don’t include books and travel.
*Accommodation is only valid if the person is confined to staying in a college residence.
PMC is among the most affordable private colleges in the country. All the students receive on-going financial-aid consultation and assistance which might include need-based scholarships, grants, loans, and even work-study. There is a caveat here, students joining in the fall semester cannot avail of any scholarships.
College's Founders Scholarship offers students up to 80,000 USD during the complete course, for their academic performance.
Students are also allowed to avail work-study program which is both on-campus and off-campus. All the students are evenly paid here.
The college promotes third part scholarships like Nextstudent, FastAID, and Scholarships.com, etc. International students can also look for external scholarships or educational loans to fund their college tuition.
Being a century-old and a women college initially, most of its prominent alumni are women; some of them are mentioned below:
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$30,660 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Pine Manor College Enrollment||543|
|Average Graduation Rate||25.9%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$30,660 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$12,500 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$800 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$13,430 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$2,000 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$11,000 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$2,000 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$4,000 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$1,000 / Year|
|New England Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary