Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, founded in 1886, is a private coeducational college. Its seven-acre campus is located in the urban community of Minneapolis, MN.

Tuition & Fees

$41,794

$41,794

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
41%
500-599
37%
400-499
12%
700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
45%
400-499
24%
300-399
5%
200-299
2%
700-800
6%
600-699
19%
500-599
50%
400-499
17%
300-399
8%
30-36
13%
24-29
30%
18-23
46%
12-17
11%
30-36
4%
24-29
33%
18-23
36%
12-17
27%
30-36
8%
24-29
35%
18-23
52%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

30%

male

70%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 437
Declined + 310
Total Received 747
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Private (nonprofit)

709

undergraduate students

87

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Illustration
  2. Animation
  3. Graphic Design
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Codes

SAT 6411
ACT 2130

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School Facts

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, founded in 1886, is a private coeducational college. Its seven-acre campus is located in the urban community of Minneapolis, MN.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 796
Established in 1886
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)

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Minneapolis, MN

Seven-acre, urban campus in Minneapolis (population: 422,331). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
38%
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
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
41%
500-599
37%
400-499
12%
700-800
2%
600-699
22%
500-599
45%
400-499
24%
300-399
5%
200-299
2%
700-800
6%
600-699
19%
500-599
50%
400-499
17%
300-399
8%
30-36
13%
24-29
30%
18-23
46%
12-17
11%
30-36
4%
24-29
33%
18-23
36%
12-17
27%
30-36
8%
24-29
35%
18-23
52%
12-17
5%

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 437
Declined + 310
Total Received 747

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Interview
Recommendations

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
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
Vice President, Enrollment Management
P: 800 874-6223, extension 1
F: 612 874-3701
admissions@mcad.edu

Financial Aid

69%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$29,263

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $41,344
Additional fees $450
Books & supplies $3,060
Total $44,854
Average Financial Aid - $29,263
Total with Avg. Aid $15,591

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,385,210
State $1,203,146
Institutional $10,213,049
Other external $188,632
Total $12,990,037

Non-need-based

Federal $120,376
State $9,052
Institutional $2,180,338
Other external $21,597
Total $2,331,363
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
April 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Business/Farm Supplement

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 874-6223, extension 2
F: 612 874-3701
financialaid@mcad.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Laura Link
Director of Financial Aid
laura_link@mcad.edu

Majors

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

  1. Illustration
  2. Animation
  3. Graphic Design

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art

796

total students

57%

in-state

43%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

709
students

Female
70%
499

Male
30%
210

11%

87
students

Female
70%
61

Male
30%
26

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

698
students

Female
71%
491

Male
29%
207

2%

11
students

Female
73%
8

Male
27%
3

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

57%

Transfer applicants accepted

45%

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) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 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

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
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International Students

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

International Student Contact

MCAD Admissions
Admissions Office
612 874-3760
admissions@mcad.edu

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