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Maine College of Art & Design
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  • 4 Year
  • PORTLAND, ME

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Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade C minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  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 A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

522 CONGRESS ST.
PORTLAND, ME 04101
Athletic Division
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Athletic Conference
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From Maine College of Art & Design

At Maine College of Art & Design, you’ll learn the history of art, principles of design, contemporary influences, and current perspectives while exploring any art form that interests you. Here, declaring your major starts with claiming your space: setting up your own studio where you can push the boundaries of your work. Then, you will receive individualized attention from faculty (10:1 ratio) and staff to help you achieve artistic excellence, creative entrepreneurship, and civic engagement.

At MECA&D, 100% of students receive some type of financial assistance amounting to more than $3 million annually. Merit-based scholarships range from $10,000–$21,000 per year and are renewable each year.

Located on the southern coast of Maine, Portland is a unique collective of culture, community, outdoor recreation, and great food. Students have access to all the opportunities of a big city while remaining only minutes from beaches, lakes, forests, and an abundance of natural beauty.

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Maine College of Art & Design Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$33,486 / 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
$18,571 / 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
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 7 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 12 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 12 responses

Majors

Animation & Game Art

Animation & Game Art majors develop a robust studio practice through the production of works across a range of traditional and emerging media. Core animation principles + fundamentals of cinematic storytelling help students learn the language and nuance of animated storytelling. Tools and technologies introduced allow students to to develop expertise in industry-standard workflows.

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
    0%
  • On Campus
    99%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
368 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
12
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
No data available  
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
  • Artsy
    73%
  • Individual
    18%
  • Sporty
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 14 responses
Poll
93%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 14 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
  • Hard-working
    25%
  • Underrated
    25%
  • Unencouraging
    25%
  • Expensive
    13%
  • Very supportive
    13%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 5 responses

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