B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
College for Creative Studies is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
201 E Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202

College for Creative Studies Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
46%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
18-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for College for Creative Studies

Cost

Net Price
$34,419/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $29,757/ year
  • $30-48k
    $27,616/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,479/ year
  • $76-110k
    $34,196/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,695/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
39%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,120Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Talented.
    60%
  • Hard working and enjoy the campus and classes
    20%
  • Very motivated
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
60%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.26 responses
Poll
90%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.39 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • "Next generation art and design."
    67%
  • Challenges what you think you know
    20%
  • "Insane, but well worth it."
    7%
  • Never earn your degree with how expensive it is!
    7%

After College for Creative Studies

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses

College for Creative Studies Reviews

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I love this school even though it can kind of be awful. The resources are fantastic, the technology, the wood shop, metal shop, foundry, ceramic studio, glass shop, just so many great things! It is a very challenging institution, particularly during the freshman year. It is a small school, so it is easy to form a bond with a lot of the students, especially since the students tend to be quite like-minded. The school can kind of stink depending on what major the student chooses. It is a great design school, fantastic for product designers, but the majors that are not so design based kind of get the short end of the stick. I have lived in the student housing for 4 years. They are improving it and renovating it, but unfortunately I have had to live in the construction. The campus is safe, the professors are great (usually), and it is a very inspiring place to be.
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College for Creative Studies is devoted to art and design. Throughout my past two years, I have come to know the school well. Academics are rigorous. Most of the professors work part time in their fields, and are available to provide constructive criticism. Majors differ vastly, but my department, Fashion Accessories, is new to the school. There are positives, including the fact that there is a combination of making and design. However, the program is extremely disorganized. The head of the department has limited knowledge about how design works in the United States. In terms of campus life, there are a variety of activities offered. Students are mainly very passionate , however I have found it to be overwhelming, as conversation revolves around schoolwork, projects, and portfolios. It can be hard to take a mental break. Academic facilities are incredible. The school is not for everyone, but it has been a good fit for me as a student.
This school lives up to its name of "the bootcamp of art school". Tuition is high and the work load is relentless. However, it allows me to learn a lot. Going through foundation classes allows you to be experienced in a variety of different trades while focusing on one major. Classes are small which allow for individualized learning. I am impressed with the resources the school offers as well. The school seems to do a pretty good job with directing students to internships and career opportunities, but I do see a large amount of alumni teaching courses here, so it probably could be better.