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 $28,500.
Minneapolis College of Art & Design Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses
Most Popular Majors
Animation, Video Graphics and Special Effects22 Graduates
Graphic Design18 Graduates
Studio Arts7 Graduates
Interior Design5 Graduates
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia4 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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.23 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.8 responses
Minneapolis College of Art & Design Reviews
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.
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.
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.