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Tuition

$29,150

$29,150

not including room and board

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Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 290
Declined + 280
Total Received 570
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undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1  :  10

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Photography
  2. Digital Media
  3. Graphic Design
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School Facts

Memphis College of Art, founded in 1936, is a private college. Rust Hall is located in 340-acre Overton Park in midtown Memphis. The Nesin Graduate School is located in the heart of the arts district in downtown Memphis.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 401
Established in 1936
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 1511
ACT 3991

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

346

undergraduate students

55

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
7%
24-29
33%
18-23
49%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
23%
18-23
38%
12-17
39%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
29%
18-23
61%
12-17
10%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Memphis, TN

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Memphis, TN

Urban campus in Memphis (population: 652,050). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Memphis College of Art
Overton Park, 1930 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
40%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
80%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
7%
24-29
33%
18-23
49%
12-17
11%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
23%
18-23
38%
12-17
39%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
29%
18-23
61%
12-17
10%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 31 (priority deadline)
August 3
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Interview
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 290
Declined + 280
Total Received 570

Admissions Contact

Annette Moore
Dean of Admissions
P: 800 727-1088
F: 901 272-5158
info@mca.edu

Cost

Tuition $27,500
Room $4,800
Board $2,000
Books & supplies $1,650
Total $35,950
Average Financial Aid - $18,390
Total with Avg. Aid $17,560

Financial Aid

72%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$18,390

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,021,304
State $345,005
Institutional $2,936,828
Other external $35,677
Total $4,338,814

Non-need-based

Federal $1,875
State $50,620
Institutional $645,508
Other external $5,762
Total $703,765

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Animation
Computer Art
Digital Cinema
Digital Media
Graphic Design
Illustration
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Studio Arts
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Undergraduate

86%

346
students

Female
64%
221

Male
36%
125

Graduate

14%

55
students

Female
64%
35

Male
36%
20

undergraduateFull-time

91%

316
students

Female
65%
204

Male
35%
112

undergraduatePart-time

9%

30
students

Female
57%
17

Male
43%
13

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
20%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

48%

Transfer applicants accepted

41%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

72

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

48

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Canada
Japan
Nigeria
The Ukraine
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Annette Moore
Dean of Admissions
901 272-5153
amoore@mca.edu

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