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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    A
MCAD is an above-average private college located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 686 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the MCAD acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Illustration, Animation, Video Graphics and Special Effects, and Graphic Design. Graduating 65% of students, MCAD alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,000.
About Minneapolis College of Art & Design...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Minneapolis College 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
65%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
940-1190
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$27,169/ 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
    $21,976/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,532/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,503/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,145/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,417/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
33%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
686Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
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  • Driven
    50%
  • Weird
    25%
  • Attractive
    13%
  • Introverted
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.13 responses
Poll
95%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.20 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Close-knit
    63%
  • Diverse
    25%
  • Fast-paced
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses
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This school is the perfect fit for me! The professors are professional, helpful, and want you to learn and are always doing everything they can to help their students succeed. The atmosphere and aesthetics of the campus make me so happy to be there even when I'm dragging my feet to class. Critiques can be harsh and take some getting used to but are usually worth the pain of it.
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Im in my first year here at MCAD, love the school! Its a bit expensive, just as most art schools, but it trys its best to make up for it. Constantly free trips and fun, food, activities, clubs, movie nights, etc. beautiful range of seasons here as well. Has great dorm pricing considering they come with personal restrooms, kitchens, and living rooms. Lovely people, friendly staff, real great community feel! Couldn't see myself anywhere else but here in the long run.
I really like the college! It's campus is small but gives you the best of both worlds (not too small, not too huge). There are tons of groups and activities that students can join, and there are also lots of on campus jobs available as well! Eat street is a block away so there is always good food, and campus safety will even drive you a mile off campus to get you home safely. They do weekly van trips to get groceries. The campus is also attached to the MIA, a very nice (and free) museum! Oh, and the dorms aren't traditional dorms, they're more like mini apartments.