Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodNG
- Student LifeA
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.
Minneapolis College of Art & Design Rankings
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Minneapolis Art & Design Admissions
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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.23 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses
Most Popular Majors
Animation, Video Graphics and Special Effects19 Graduates
Graphic Design14 Graduates
Cinematography and Video Production6 Graduates
Interior Design6 Graduates
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia4 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.18 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.25 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- 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.
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.