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
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A+
Laguna College of Art & Design is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
2222 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
39%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$34,863/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $29,094/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,578/ year
  • $49-75k
    $43,201/ year
  • $76-110k
    $35,205/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,135/ year

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
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
510Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
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
56%
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
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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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!
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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.
I have only been to this school for one semester thus far, so I may not be the best judge of the school's academics. However, just the first semester was difficult and you are going to lose sleep just trying to keep up with the workload. If you pay attention to the teacher's demonstrations and lectures and put effort into the assignments you'll see an improvement in your work.

The on-campus housing kinda sucks. It's just a bunch of garages they put bunkbeds in so they can squeeze in as many students as possible, and its priced in the thousands. You can find cheaper places nearby for $500-800.
Someone was hit by a car when crossing the street from the dorms to the main campus.

One of the biggest advantages to LCAD is that it will accept a lot of transfer credits from other schools, a lot of my classmates seem to be transfer students and I was moved up from Freshman to Sophomore due to the number of credits I had completed at my previous school.