Minneapolis College of Art and Design

2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis, , Minnesota

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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), located just south of Downtown Minneapolis, has celebrated creating art on the cutting edge for more than 130 years. With the highest accreditation level for an art and design college, MCAD provides the instruction you need to grow along with the freedom critical to fostering your individual creativity. MCAD's faculty, comprised exclusively of working artists and designers, is renowned for its ingenuity and expertise. MCAD educates individuals to be professional artists and designers, pioneering thinkers, creative leaders, and engaged global citizens through its offering of bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and post-baccalaureate certificates in a variety of areas including design, fine arts, media, and communications.

DEGREES OFFERED: BFA, BSc, MFA, MA, PB
ACCREDITATION: NASAD, NCACS
MAJORS OFFERED:

Animation
Comic Art
Drawing/Painting
Entrepreneurial Studies*
Filmmaking
Fine Art Studio
Furniture Design
Graphic Design

 

Illustration
Interactive Design and Marketing*
Photography
Print Paper Book
Product Design
Sculpture
Sustainable Design**
Web and Multimedia Environments

* UNDERGRADUATE ONLY
** GRADUATE ONLY

FOUNDATION PROGRAM
Providing a solid base upon which more focused studies can build, foundation studio courses get you grounded in basic art and design concepts, and foundation liberal arts courses teach you about art and design history while also helping you hone your writing and research skills.


This program is Residential.

UNDERGRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE 2016-2017
FULL-TIME DEPENDENT  
TUITION $ 36,098
MANDATORY FEES 450
BOOKS & SUPPLIES 2,874
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 7,420
OFF-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 7,420
OTHER 1,378
FINANCIAL AID 2015-2016 FULL-TIME FRESHMEN *
AID CATEGORY AVG PER RECIPIENT 1st YR RECIPIENTS
INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS4 $16,347 100%
FEDERAL/NATIONAL GRANTS 4,683 42%
STATE & LOCAL GRANTS 4,893 22%
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS 4,982 94%

AVERAGE AMOUNT RECEIVED PER RECIPIENT: $27,081
100% OF FULL-TIME FRESHMEN RECEIVED AID

* Most recent financial aid data available

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 66%

Acceptance Rate = The percentage of students admitted out of applications received in a given year.

ATTENDANCE RATE: 41%

Attendance Rate (also know as yield) = The percentage of admitted students who enroll in a given year.

ENROLLMENT: FALL 2016

UNDERGRADUATE FTE1 = 693

UNDERGRADUATE

FULL-TIME 686
PART-TIME 17

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
APPLICATION: Required
ONLINE APPLICATION: Required
HOME EXAM: Not Required
INTERVIEW: Recommended
ESSAY: Required
SAT / ACT: Required
PORTFOLIO: Required, depending on program

TRANSCRIPTS

HIGH SCHOOL: Required
COLLEGE: Required, if transferring
FACULTY: 2016-2017

FACULTY FTE1 = 72

FULL-TIME 40
PART-TIME 95
 

STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: FALL 2016
10.8 TO 1
FTE STUDENTS PER FTE FACULTY1

RETENTION

FRESHMAN RETENTION2

FALL 2014 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2015
82%
 
FALL 2015 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2016
83%

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE2

FALL 2009 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
60%
 
FALL 2010 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
65%

UNDERGRADUATE ETHNICITY

FALL 2016

UNDERGRADUATE GENDER DISTRIBUTION

FALL 2016
71% FEMALE
29% MALE

NEW STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION3

FALL 2016
OTHER PROGRAMS

Certificate Programs
Art History Minor
Teaching Artist Minor
Creative Writing Minor
Art Educator Workshops
Continuing Education
Camps and Classes for Youth
Pre-College Summer Session for High School Students
Post-Secondary Education Opportunity (PSEO)
Online Post-Baccalaureate in Interactive Design and Marketing
Online Master of Arts in Sustainable Design
Post-Baccalaureate in Graphic Design (partially online)

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Personal Studio Spaces
On-Campus Apartments
Study Abroad
AICAD Exchange Program
Local, National, and International Internships
Online Courses
Student-Run Gallery
MCAD Art Sale
MCAD DesignWorks
Career Services

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc. NOTE 2: Retention and graduation rates for Art Center College of Design are calculated using the entire new student population entering Spring, Summer, and Fall terms (including a large population of transfer students), and not only "First-Time, Full-Time Freshmen" as required by the U.S. Department of Education. Thus these numbers are different than the retention and graduation reported to the U.S. Department of Education. NOTE 3: Geographic distribution is reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. NOTE 4: Includes all institutional scholarships and grants, but does not include College Work Study or third party awards. NOTE 5: Data presented is drawn from the most recent school year available. NOTE 6: All $-amounts are shown in US dollars. Canadian $-amounts were converted to US dollars using exchange rate at the time the data were collected ($1 Canadian = $0.70 US).