MIAD is a private college located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 617 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the MIAD acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Graphic Design, Illustration, and Studio Arts. Graduating 60% of students, MIAD alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,300.
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.9 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.16 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.11 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses
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Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Reviews
I am a senior in highschool who drove to Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design because I got accepted and received a scholarship there, it is also one of my top school choices. When I was there I was blown away. I love how close the building is to the dorms, and how there is an art store right there too. The dorms (where I would be living) looks amazing too! I love the environment inside the studios in the art building, it was very interesting to see so many people working together or working independently. they all seemed very invested in their work and it is very nice to see.
Great student:teacher ratio; helpful critiques from outside professionals who are current and successful in their respective fields; intense, vibrant atmosphere created by demanding instructors and competitive students who are universally dedicated to producing outstanding art & design--very hard work but really fun and exciting for those who love to push themselves and their creativity to the limit. Excellent professional preparation for the artist or designer who wants to be an artist or designer forever--and make a living at it.
Coming from out of state, I can say that I have truly fallen in love with the city of Milwaukee and MIAD. The professors here are friendly and accommodating, and I can tell that I am set up for success. My advice to incoming freshman: just visit! See if you like it yourself. MIAD (and art school) is not for everyone.