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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
About Laguna College of Art & Design...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
2222 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Website
From Laguna College of Art & Design

Since its founding in 1961, Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD) has grown significantly to include ten undergraduate majors, three graduate degree programs, eight minors, and a Post-Baccalaureate program. LCAD’s campus also has grown to include seven sites throughout Laguna Canyon and Laguna Beach that accommodate its student population of more than 600 full-time students.
Our mission is to prepare individuals for careers as creative artists and designers in a culturally and ethnically diverse world through a curriculum that emphasizes acquiring skills based on observation, representation, and concept development, while embracing challenges of new, innovative technologies. The College is committed to offering its curriculum through accredited degree programs that imaginatively combine studio work with academic studies, and to sharing its resources with the broader community through continuing education and exhibition programs.

Laguna 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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$36,887/ 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
$8,739/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
35%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
562Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
74
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
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  • In a world of their own. Constantly drawing.
    33%
  • Every individual is different
    28%
  • Everyone will surprise you.
    22%
  • Hard working.
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
48%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.20 responses
Poll
96%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.24 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
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  • It prepares you well for what lays ahead
    37%
  • Don't be afraid to be yourself.
    26%
  • Challenging yet ultimately rewarding
    11%
  • Good technical foundation
    11%
  • Pushes you to find your true potential
    11%
  • Ignorant
    5%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $32,900/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    52%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    87%
    National
    83%
    75%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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    Laguna College of Art & Design Reviews

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    Fantastic teachers, gorgeous campus, and easy transport for carless students like me! Bus line runs right down the canyon, and the free school shuttle stops at all campus locations and the Artisan Apartments.
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    Beautiful mountains and an extremely gorgeous ocean view makes LCAD one of the most natural and refreshing college. Consisting of a very vigorous academic system only improves the students ability. The school provides so many utilities just for the students such as cintiqs, drawing tablets, computer rooms, a huge library full of comfortable chairs, multiple rooms for the students use, and transit for to transfer between campuses. This school provides only the best, experienced teachers who love teaching their students. Providing many free events for their students to help aid them along their education and career. Even taking it as far as to plan job events at the campus that has Disney, Blizzard, and other companies to attend and hire students.
    The campus is quite beautiful and quaint with a wonderful artistic atmosphere. The professors are very knowledgeable and work within the fields they are teaching; though the work load is rather heavy. However, things worthwhile don’t come easy and hard work and dedication is a must. With that being said, it would be nice if the campus wasn’t broken into two different locations. Also, crossing Laguna Canyon Rd can be quite dangerous, traffic is absolutely horrible and people don’t like stopping even though there’s a light!