B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
Maine College of Art is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
522 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
86%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$29,923/ 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
    $27,043/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,291/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,580/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,143/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,826/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.7 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.8 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.8 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
411Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Artsy
    71%
  • Individual
    14%
  • Sporty
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.10 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$23,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
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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For a small, unique college Maine College of Art really stands out to me. Each department does its best to serve every student with experience, knowledge, and support. Each year I climb I am always anticipating things to become more stressful, but I seem to be proving myself otherwise. I can only see positive changes within my education at Maine College of Art! As I look back, I am so grateful that my first three years of college were as helpful as they were, and I can certainly say that I learn something new everyday.
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MECA is equipped with a service called Artists at Work. It's a student and alumni center offering a constant job board of local and international internships and grants. If you are ever worried about getting hired for the summer or after graduation, they are the people to see! Other than that, I think my school is really encouraging and has enough to get you motivated to work within the real world. It just takes a determined student to do so.
Basically, the school itself is wonderful. 24/7 access to facilities for students, a friendly staff and great resources. However the community is immature and fairly only concerned with themselves rather than helping a unified group of artists form other connections to further their networks. There is no mental or emotional help for students who need therapists or psychologists on campus. The work load is sometimes over whelming and can lead one to compromise integrity and craftsmanship for making unrealistic deadlines.