179 reviews
  1. Laguna Beach, CA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Laguna College of Art & Design is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
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Address
2222 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
Data not available
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Test Scores and GPA for Laguna College of Art & Design

Cost

Net Price
$26,980/ 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
    $28,170/ year
  • $30-48k
    $33,630/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,732/ year
  • $76-110k
    $33,064/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,342/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
484Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • In a world of their own. Constantly drawing.
    35%
  • Every individual is different
    24%
  • Everyone will surprise you.
    24%
  • Hard working.
    18%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
53%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
Poll
100%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.23 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • It prepares you well for what lays ahead
    39%
  • Don't be afraid to be yourself.
    28%
  • Challenging yet ultimately rewarding
    11%
  • Good technical foundation
    11%
  • Ignorant
    6%
  • Pushes you to find your true potential
    6%

After Laguna College of Art & Design

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
47%
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

Laguna College of Art & Design Reviews

179 reviews
All Categories
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!
One of the biggest deciding factors for me when applying for this school was their affiliations with companies in the field I'm studying. In fact, my very first class on campus was taught by a senior artist working for my dream job company. Not only that but she is also an alumni of the school! This is definitely huge, for me personally, when considering future internships and a career path. As the faculty know exactly how to help you achieve your goals and help gear your portfolio/resume in the appropriate direction.
  • College Freshman
  • 6 months ago
  • Value
LCAD's small class size makes it fun and meaningful because you know your teachers better, they know you and your art style and can help you improving your weaknesses and harnessing your strengths. Having a personal relationship with the teachers who are currently or have worked in the industry helps with recommendations for finding jobs. Teachers and students actually care about each other and with the small size, everyone knows everyone even within different majors and grades. Students and teachers are constantly going out of their way for each other and will help struggling students. The fact that tuition isn't as expensive as other schools is a bonus and on top of that, LCAD offers a free class every year after you graduate for the rest of your life.