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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
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A-
CCAD is an above-average private college located in Columbus, Ohio. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,001 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the CCAD acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Commercial and Advertising Art, Illustration, and Animation, Video Graphics and Special Effects. Graduating 61% of students, CCAD alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,700.
About Columbus College of Art & Design...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
60 Cleveland Ave Columbus
Columbus, OH 43201
Website

Columbus College of Art & Design 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
70%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1200
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$25,397/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$18,943/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
25%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,001Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
24
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Diversely creative
    47%
  • Artsy
    32%
  • Quirky
    11%
  • Carcass
    5%
  • Well Intended
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
79%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.23 responses
Poll
81%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Artsy
    45%
  • Creative
    30%
  • It's extremely close knit community
    20%
  • PAINting
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
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Overall this school is wonderful. Every college has it's bad stuff, so trust me when I say this school isn't perfect. As an Illustration major, it took until my third year to really get into what the field is about and the variety opportunities available to us which is frustrating. Some of the not-so-great qualities is the parking, the safety isn't always great on the far side of campus, (though safety is great on the main section,) and the cost is way too high. These details can be frustrating at times but there are ways to make the most of it. You can live off campus to save a ton of money, you can join the wonderful clubs they have available, definitely take part of as many free events as possible because of the free food, there is great free counseling, plus this is a very accepting school for LGBTQ+!
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This is my first year at CCAD. As a transfer student from a small community college located in a neighboring state, I find CCAD is exactly what I was looking for! While it is a small campus, its Academics/Professors are exceptional! The knowledge which I am receiving is preparing me for positions after graduation, and I feel that I will be able to obtain a position relating to my major without an issue.

Columbus, as a whole, is growing by leaps and bounds; therefore, there is always something to do. The only negative thing that I can say about CCAD is relating to the campus food which is not the greatest for the amount paid; however, there are plenty of other options within the general area of the campus to eat/shop!
This college is such a beautiful place! The area is nice, the students are friendly, and professors feel like friends. I have only been here for a few weeks, and I feel as if I have already learned so much! I recommend this college to everyone who has a passion for art and design.