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Tuition & Fees

$36,970

$36,970

not including room and board

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 293
Declined + 204
Total Received 497
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undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1  :  10

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 785
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)

682

undergraduate students

103

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
18%
500-599
63%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
56%
400-499
38%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
31%
500-599
44%
400-499
25%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
5%
24-29
42%
18-23
41%
12-17
12%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
14%
24-29
39%
18-23
29%
12-17
15%
6-11
3%
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
31%
18-23
38%
12-17
27%
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
6%
600-699
18%
500-599
63%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
56%
400-499
38%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
31%
500-599
44%
400-499
25%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
5%
24-29
42%
18-23
41%
12-17
12%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
14%
24-29
39%
18-23
29%
12-17
15%
6-11
3%
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
31%
18-23
38%
12-17
27%
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

Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 293
Declined + 204
Total Received 497

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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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 $33,696
Additional fees $450
Books & supplies $2,824
Total $36,970
Average Financial Aid - $18,969
Total with Avg. Aid $18,001

Financial Aid

63%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$18,969

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,066,337
State $488,932
Institutional $5,712,210
Other external $298,660
Total $7,566,139

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $808,040
Other external $145,939
Total $953,979

Majors

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

87%

682
students

Female
64%
439

Male
36%
243

Graduate

13%

103
students

Female
65%
67

Male
35%
36

undergraduateFull-time

97%

665
students

Female
65%
430

Male
35%
235

undergraduatePart-time

3%

17
students

Female
53%
9

Male
47%
8

Student Break-down

Transfer Admissions

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

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


Admissions Office
612 874-3760

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