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
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A
Columbus College of Art & Design is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
60 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

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
89%
SAT Scores Range
980-1200
ACT Scores Range
19-25
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Columbus College of Art & Design

Cost

Net Price
$25,945/ 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
    $26,881/ year
  • $30-48k
    $29,865/ year
  • $49-75k
    $33,179/ year
  • $76-110k
    $35,603/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,132/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
28%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,150Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Diversely creative
    41%
  • Artsy
    35%
  • Quirky
    12%
  • Carcass
    6%
  • Well Intended
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
75%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.21 responses
Poll
79%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.29 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Artsy
    50%
  • Creative
    28%
  • It's extremely close knit community
    17%
  • PAINting
    6%

After Columbus College of Art & Design

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
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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I love my school, I am currently enrolled and appreciate the fact that the classes are small. It allows for more one on one time with the teachers. Most teachers that I have encountered are great, patient, and understanding. Especially in the Interior Design field. There are a lot of on campus activities to get people more involved, one thing I really appreciate is that my school ID is also my bus pass, it saves me a lot of money during the school year, so if you commute by bus it is a good thing to have. Campus food is pretty good, their lunch, dinners, and special meals change daily. There are other places for food close by for when you need a change of food. Lastly, the campus is small so no one can get lost which I liked.
There are about two building within the campus. The Schotts building is the oldest building within the college. I have my fair share in the place. There isn't much room, but it's enough to bring whatever necessary stuff you need. Plus, you get close to your roommate, getting to know them, and the students in the building are friendly so you'll get along great. Design Studio Building or DSA is very spacious. So, there is a lot of room to store many belonging. But I heard that not a lot of students interact with each other since they have their own space.