C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Memphis College of Art is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1930 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38104
Website
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Memphis 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
39%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
870-1160
ACT Range
18-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$22,689/ 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
    $18,754/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,351/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,026/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,649/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,992/ year

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.8 responses
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.9 responses
33%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.9 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
305Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
68%
Varsity Athletes
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  • Typical art student
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
74%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.7 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$25,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses
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It is unusual for me to be reviewing my college. For one, I've been here for less than a semester, and, two, a review seems a bit pointless in light of the school's anticipated closure in 2020, just one year short of my degree completion. Though the time I spent at MCA was cut bitterly short, I have learned and grown immensely in the several months I have been here. I want to thank the dedicated staff who do it all for their students. I also want to thank my classmates for making this first semester of college a fantastic experience. I am sad that it has to come to an end so soon.
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The school pushes you, but with time management it itsn't tough at all. I've improved significantly from when I started... getting your pieces on the wall is a huge achievement, as most classes have room for one or two student works per class to put on the wall so competition is fierce. All the teachers and students agree that Color Theory and 3D design are the worst classes and need some way to make it interesting. 3D design is more challenging than anything, so fair warning to new students... it will make you hate art school. I promise, however, that every class will redeem what you lost through that class. Take IPC during the summer. Its a tough course too. Dorms are wonderful and clean all around, with only roommates themselves causing complaints. You're able to walk to school and to the Square in around 10 minutes or less. Super convenient. Little on the expensive side, but the teachers really care about what their students are putting out.
This college has been a great experience, however it is closing soon. I will be the last class to graduate from there sadly.