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  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
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  11. Student Life
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Compass College is a private college located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 113 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Compass College acceptance rate is 68%. The only major offered is Cinematography and Video Production. Compass College graduates 94% of its students.
41 Sheldon Blvd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Compass College of Cinematic Arts Rankings

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Compass Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
830-1120
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$20,397/ 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
$5,152/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

Academics

Professors
C-
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Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
113Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
16
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
National
83%

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Compass has changed my life for the better. I grew up in the theatre world. I wanted to be a stage manager or an Assistant Director, but learned there isn't many jobs in that field. This led me to Compass. There were only 24 students in each corhort allowing you to have lots of one on one with the instructors who are amazing. By the time you get done with your 4 years you will have spent over 1000 hrs onset. I highly recommend Compass.If you work really hard and have a good GPA they will fight to get you amazing internships. I had 3 amazing internships. I got to work closely with Harold Cronk (Gods Not Dead) and Edgar Struble and Micah Tyler. I now own myown production company called Entertainment For All Network. I couldn't do that without Compass. They have helped me so much with getting my production company up and running.
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Compass College is a great place to be for students interested in film production. The classes focus on all aspects of the field of study; behind the scenes, production, acting, and business. The professors there have worked professionally in the industry and know what it takes to make it. They are always open to talking to the students about bettering our skills. We have access to equipment used by professionals, giving us the best hands on experience out of any college in the area. It could improve in terms of the campus itself. The building is shared with another company, there is no available parking lot immediately outside the school. The only food there is the vending machine, that being said, its a short walk from many great local restaurants in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Overall, Compass College is a good place to be if you can get past the atmosphere and focus on your work.
Compass College is a great place to get a film and media education. It's affordable, provides over 1,000 hours of hands-on experience for BFA students, and connects students to a great network of film professionals. The students are very accepting and work hard at their craft. Students interested in hands-on, mentorship-style education will be very happy with their choice to come to Compass College.