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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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1600 Pierce St
Lakewood, CO 80214
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Athletic Conference
From Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design

Creativity lives here! Located in beautiful Denver, Colorado, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is an innovative, rigorous and community-oriented global learning environment that inspires passion for critical thinking, preparing learners to be forces of change in their industries, communities and the world.

As a Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design student, you can rely on us to educate, guide, and encourage you on your artistic journey. Since 1963, we’ve been prepping students on campus and online for exhilarating careers in a variety of fields.

Rocky Mountain 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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$23,942/ 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
$6,088/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Illustrative Design Program at RMCAD

Our newest BFA program, Illustrative Design, provides students with a hybrid degree combining the skills you learn in Illustration with the approach to design thinking you learn in Graphic Design. This program will provide you with the technical, aesthetic, critical, and practical skills necessary for career success, along with a dual skillset to give yourself a competitive advantage!

Online

Online Programs Offered
12
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
4
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
8
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    51%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    49%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
669Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
385
Undergrads Over 25
38%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Out of the box thinkers
    47%
  • Eclectic
    21%
  • Eager
    11%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Outgoing
    5%
  • Uncaring
    5%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $33,000/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    43%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    88%
    National
    83%
    92%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses

    Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design Reviews

    218 reviews
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    Since the pandemic hit we have all been online, it took a bit of time to get used to, but everyone has been very supportive. There are plenty of resources available to students through the online portal and library. Doesn't matter what major you're in they have websites and resources for all the courses. Tutors are available by appointment through Google class rooms. They are very helpful and always reachable for any questions or helpful advice. So far my experience has been wonderful and I look forward to campus opening back up!
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    In this Fall 2020 semester, I took all of my courses online. The teachers were very nice and helpful. They provided a general layout at the beginning of each week about the material that we will be learning. Videos and contents are provided for students to learn, but if there is something unclear, the teachers would clarify them. In addition, when questions are asked, they are answered with clarity in a proficient amount of time. If the work seems to not able to be submitted on time, students could request an extension. However, that is not often the case because the works are not too much, but they are manageable. Students would be able to get to know one another through their online discussions and critiques. Overall, really enjoyed the online courses, and that I will continue to take online classes in the future.
    Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design provides many different majors concerning creativity. They are Illustration, Fashion Design, Interior Design, etc. The academics requirement is standard and reasonable. Many of the departments within the school are very helpful and they provide whatever is requested. When there is an opportunity for scholarships, information is notified to students through their email. The online classes that I took were great, and I enjoyed them overall.