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Maine College of Art is a private institution that was founded in 1882. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 355, its setting is city, and the campus size is 1 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $30,060 (2012-13).
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Located in the heart of Portland's Downtown Arts District, Maine College of Art is a dynamic college of art and design where students discover connections to a welcoming community of arts professionals and an opportunity to impact and enhance this community through their creative work.
At Maine College of Art, students find their art before they find their major. Students don't declare their major until the end of their sophomore year. In the first two years, along with the traditional foundation work in digital imaging, drawing, 2-D and 3-D design, MECA students take six studio electives.
While at MECA, you will discover: a supportive community of 350 undergraduate and 30 graduate students, 24/7 access to studio buildings, state-of-the-art facilities, individual work spaces for all majors, extensive student exhibition space, 10:1 student-faculty ratio, and a vigorous curriculum with 10 majors and 2 minors.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Maine College of Art, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 31. The application fee at Maine College of Art is $40. It has an an acceptance rate of 88.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||88.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 31|
The student-faculty ratio at Maine College of Art is 10:1, and the school has 66.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Maine College of Art include: Graphic Design; Illustration; Sculpture; Painting; and Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 73.7 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||34|
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Maine College of Art has a total undergraduate enrollment of 355, with a gender distribution of 30.1 percent male students and 69.9 percent female students.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
Campus Info & Services
Maine College of Art offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Maine College of Art also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Maine College of Art.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$30,060 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$10,000 (2012-13)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data