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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
RMCAD is a for-profit college located in Lakewood, Colorado in the Denver Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 608 undergraduate students. The RMCAD acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Computer Graphics, Illustration, and Interior Design. Graduating 47% of students, RMCAD alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,600.
About Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1600 Pierce St
Lakewood, CO 80214
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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

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$23,693/ 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
    $23,845/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,087/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,118/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,170/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,170/ 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
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
608Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
40%
Pell Grant
61%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Out of the box thinkers
    47%
  • Eclectic
    24%
  • Eager
    12%
  • Unique
    12%
  • Uncaring
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design Reviews

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I enjoy this school a lot so far. The faculty genuinely care about my learning and they don't want to see anyone left behind not knowing anything. Even in the online program the teachers are in touch with students and give specific feedback for how to improve. I just took a super-tough class about perspective drawing, and got all A's because the teacher explained the topics super well and answered all my questions.

Also, the online format is surprisingly good for interacting with classmates. There are weekly discussions, which if you participate to your full capacity, will give you a strong sense of camaraderie with your classmates.

As with any school, you reap from RMCAD what you sow in RMCAD. I've been giving all my passion and energy and drive to each assignment and improved my art skills so much already. If you're serious about a career in arts, but you need a flexible schedule and affordable tuition, RMCAD's online program is what you need!
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RMCAD is the best place for unleashing your creativity. Close to home, great people and teachers! Everyone is so nice and caring, everyone respects you!
I enjoyed RMCAD, i learned so much there by visual learning, teachers always have compassion for you, the staff is very clear and helpful when it comes to hard questions, the advisers always are a step forward, SLC which is Student Learning Center at RMCAD are people who genuinely care, and help you through the toughest times!
Rocky Mountain college of art & design has been life changing, and a real eye opener. The staff are all supportive and ready to assist you with anything you need in order to become a better student/professional. Being here surrounded by a bunch of hard working/motivated people has inspired myself to push beyond my own limitations and bring back creativity to the world. I am a transfer student who struggled to find the right college and even debated if college was right for me. After touring and talking to locals it was clear to me that there is no other college out there that provides such a fun and loving environment like the rocky mountain college of art and design. To be apart of their legacy and the things that they do is truly a blessing and i am thankful to have this opportunity to attend.