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Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade unavailable
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

522 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101
Athletic Division
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Athletic Conference
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From Maine College of Art

At Maine College of Art, you’ll learn the history of art, principles of design, contemporary influences, and current perspectives while exploring literally 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. You’ll receive the individualized attention from faculty and staff to help you grow as an artist.

Maine College of Art delivers a transformative learning experience within an intimate and demanding educational environment by preparing students in the areas of artistic excellence, creative entrepreneurship, and civic engagement.

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 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
March 1
Acceptance Rate
62%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$32,495 / 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
$17,392 / 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
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 7 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 11 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 11 responses

Majors

Animation & Game Art

Animation & Game Art students will study historical and contemporary animation, game art, film, art, and storytelling to gain extensive skills in handmade and digital production methods. Internships and Professional Studio Courses prepare students to competitively enter the professional marketplace.

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
  • All
    0%
  • None
    100%
  • Some
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
418 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
14
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
No data available  
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
  • Artsy
    70%
  • Individual
    20%
  • Sporty
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 13 responses
Poll
92%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 13 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
  • Hard-working
    29%
  • Unencouraging
    29%
  • Expensive
    14%
  • Underrated
    14%
  • Very supportive
    14%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
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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