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Tuition

$35,474

$35,474

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 291
Declined + 184
Total Received 475
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undergraduateRatios

37%

63%

male

female

1  :  -

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Graphic Design
  2. Illustration
  3. Photography
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School Facts

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, founded in 1886, is a private coeducational college focused on fine art, media, and design and offers bachelor's, master's, and professional degrees. Its seven-acre campus is located in the urban community of Minneapolis, MN.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 689
Established in 1886
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Codes

SAT 6411
ACT 2130

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

613

undergraduate students

76

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
21%
500-599
36%
400-499
18%
300-399
12%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
15%
500-599
42%
400-499
30%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
24%
500-599
33%
400-499
33%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
30-36
12%
24-29
38%
18-23
39%
12-17
10%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
30%
18-23
44%
12-17
21%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
38%
18-23
50%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Minneapolis, MN

Seven-acre, urban campus in Minneapolis (population: 392,880). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
80%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
13%
600-699
21%
500-599
36%
400-499
18%
300-399
12%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
15%
500-599
42%
400-499
30%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
24%
500-599
33%
400-499
33%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
30-36
12%
24-29
38%
18-23
39%
12-17
10%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
30%
18-23
44%
12-17
21%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
6%
24-29
38%
18-23
50%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 15 (priority deadline)
April 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Recommendations

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

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

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 291
Declined + 184
Total Received 475

Admissions Contact

Melissa Huybrecht
Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management & Director of Admissions
P: 800 874-6223, extension 1
F: 612 874-3701
admissions@mcad.edu

Cost

Tuition $32,550
Additional fees $200
Books & supplies $2,724
Total $35,474
Average Financial Aid - $16,670
Total with Avg. Aid $18,804

Financial Aid

59%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$16,670

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,055,946
State $490,501
Institutional $4,789,661
Other external $442,418
Total $6,778,526

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $554,704
Other external $121,612
Total $676,316

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Advertising
Animation
Cartoon/Comic Illustration
Drawing
Film/Video
Fine Arts
Furniture Design
Graphic Design
Illustration
Interactive Multimedia
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Studies
Visualization
Web/Multimedia Environments
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Undergraduate

89%

613
students

Female
63%
385

Male
37%
228

Graduate

11%

76
students

Female
55%
42

Male
45%
34

undergraduateFull-time

97%

595
students

Female
64%
375

Male
36%
220

undergraduatePart-time

3%

18
students

Female
56%
10

Male
44%
8

Transfer Admissions

64%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

63

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

57

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 5
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Germany
Ireland
Japan
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact


International Program Advisor
612 874-3739

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