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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
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.
About Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
273 E Erie St
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 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
61%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$24,954/ 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
    $21,015/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,460/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,177/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,478/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,518/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.9 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.14 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
617Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Artsy
    43%
  • Open Minded
    29%
  • Artsy LGBT hipsters
    14%
  • independant
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
72%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.16 responses
Poll
100%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.11 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Unique
    67%
  • Artsy
    25%
  • Friendly
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
83%
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

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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.
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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.