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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 717 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the MCAD acceptance rate is 63%. Popular majors include Illustration, Animation, Video Graphics and Special Effects, and Entrepreneurship. Graduating 64% of students, MCAD alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,500.
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference

Minneapolis College of Art & Design Rankings

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Minneapolis Art & Design Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
Application Deadline
April 1
SAT Range
1020-1240
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$28,848/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$22,754/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

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
39%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
30%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    14%
  • On Campus
    86%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
717Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
24
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
  • Driven
    42%
  • Weird
    25%
  • Introverted
    17%
  • Attractive
    8%
  • Stressed
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.18 responses
Poll
96%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.25 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
  • Close-knit
    46%
  • Diverse
    15%
  • Overpriced
    15%
  • Fast-paced
    8%
  • Overrated
    8%
  • Underrated
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
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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My experience at this school has been awesome so far. I have learned so much in my first year alone. I enjoy my classes and my professors are great! The dorms are comfortable, quiet, and safe. The surrounding area has a lot to offer. There are many restaurants to choose from. There are always fun school events happening on campus. I only wish that there were more diversity among my peers.
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Minneapolis College of Art and Design was a decent school. Academics are solid, and the professors were able to help me grow as an artist. Most professors wanted to see you succeed. The two major problems I had were the lack of social life and lack of things to do on/off campus. The nearest grocery store was a bus ride away. Most students had to wait for a spot on the bus... wasn't an enjoyable experience. The neighborhood wasn't the safest place to be at night, and certainly isn't now. Dorms weren't actually dorms... It was apartment style living. There isn't a food plan on campus, because they don't have a real cafeteria. (Hence why you needed to go grocery shopping to cook in your apartment.)
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.