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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 668 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the MCAD acceptance rate is 59%. Popular majors include Illustration, Animation, Video Graphics and Special Effects, and Graphic Design. Graduating 59% 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
Website

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
59%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
950-1250
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
$27,182/ 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
    $22,941/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,372/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,500/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,502/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,759/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
32%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
668Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Driven
    44%
  • Introverted
    22%
  • Weird
    22%
  • Attractive
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.14 responses
Poll
95%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.21 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Close-knit
    56%
  • Diverse
    22%
  • Fast-paced
    11%
  • Overrated
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
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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I've had an excellent experience at MCAD so far. All the professors are artists that are still practicing their craft and are friendly and approachable. MCAD's an art school, the most athletics it has are the clubs and the party scene is more off-campus- we're close enough that you could catch a ride to the University of Minnesota if you really wanted to party. The housing is apartment style, meaning you have a bathroom and kitchen you have to clean yourself. There is no meal plan due to the kitchen you have in housing, but they do have a great cafeteria that opens around 8 and closes at 5. Everyone just wants you to succeed and are happy to help you in that endeavor.
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.