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Columbus College of Art & Design
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  • 4 Year
  • COLUMBUS, OH

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Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade unavailable
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

60 CLEVELAND AVE.
COLUMBUS, OH 43215
Athletic Division
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Athletic Conference
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From Columbus College of Art & Design

Welcome to Columbus College of Art & Design. We’re one of the country’s top art and design colleges, and we’ve been here for quite a while — more than 141 years, to be exact. But while we’re proud of our history, we’re even more excited with where we are today and where we’re headed next.

At CCAD, you’ll find state-of-the-art facilities, a faculty composed of industry professionals, and a student body of artists and designers who, like you, have creative ambition, talent, and a desire to change culture and commerce for the better. You’ll pursue your passion in the midst of a campus that supports healthy creativity and the development of students as individuals as well as artists and designers. And our campus’ size is small enough for you to build close, meaningful connections with other students, faculty, and staff in and outside of your major — but it’s also large enough to attract a diverse student population from around the world.

We can’t wait to see what you do here.

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Columbus College of Art & Design Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
93%
SAT Range
970-1220
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$28,470 / 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
$19,744 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
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
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 25 responses
28%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 25 responses

Majors

Animation

Animators, rejoice! Columbus is crawling with opportunities to draw from real life, thanks to Cafe Sketch, a class that partners with the world-famous Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Plus, you can stop by Malt Adult Animation Nites around town, hosted by grad Sarah Schmidt.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    59%
  • On Campus
    41%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,026 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
22
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
No data available  
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Diversely creative
    48%
  • Artsy
    30%
  • Quirky
    13%
  • Stressed
    4%
  • Well Intended
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
76%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 28 responses
Poll
78%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
  • Artsy
    44%
  • Creative
    28%
  • It's extremely close knit community
    16%
  • Fast-paced
    8%
  • PAINting
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
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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