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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  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 999 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the CCAD acceptance rate is 76%. 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 $25,500.
About Columbus College of Art & Design...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
60 Cleveland Ave Columbus
Columbus, OH 43201
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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
76%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1200
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$23,486/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,325/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,310/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,238/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,482/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,385/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
26%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
999Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Diversely creative
    44%
  • Artsy
    33%
  • Quirky
    11%
  • Carcass
    6%
  • Well Intended
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
59%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
Poll
80%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.30 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Artsy
    47%
  • Creative
    26%
  • It's extremely close knit community
    21%
  • PAINting
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,100/ 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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I really like Columbus College of Art & Design. The people are very friendly, the professors are extremely helpful and teach you without being pushy, and you're encouraged to pursue creative freedom. Almost all of the projects explore things that I haven't yet learned about, and that's exciting because then I can really get into it. Hanging out on campus can get a little dull, but the surrounding area is certainly full of fun things to do. I've only been attending this school for less than a year, and I'm already learning so much about my major, and really delving into the design world, and I feel like you wouldn't get the same experience as here at any other college. I am also currently involved with the Animation Student Collective, which always has fun, major-related activities for us to do, and it's great!
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Attending Columbus College of Art & Design is one of the best decisions I've ever made! I knew I wanted to work in the graphic design field before I graduated high school and I wanted to attend a school that would teach me everything I needed to know to be a successful designer. Not only does Columbus College of Art & Design have amazing staff but they set you up for a job/internship in your field before graduation. Columbus College of Art & Design has an amazing campus that supports and welcomes everyone with open arms and makes you feel like you're a part of a family.
I overall love the how the food is hand cooked by faculty AND students! I also love how our teachers are all inclusive when it comes to pronouns and/or trigger warnings for those who have those. I also love how immersive the courses are and how big the campus is, since it's in the heart of the city.