Memphis College of Art 1

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Overton Park, 1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104

Phone: (901) 272-5100
2012-2013 Tuition
tuition and fees
Aug. 3
application deadline

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Memphis College of Art is a private institution that was founded in 1936. It has an urban setting. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $26,250 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Memphis College of Art is dedicated to excellence in art and design. At MCA, we've created an environment for learning that revolves around the individual artist, as evidenced by our 10 to 1 student-teacher ratio. Located within a 342-acre wooded park in midtown Memphis, MCA can boast of a truly unique setting. Beyond these surroundings awaits Memphis, a city large enough to host typical metropolitan spectacles, yet small enough to exude friendly familiarity. For over 75 years MCA has attracted students from nearly every state and five foreign countries. They come to absorb the lessons of fine design and liberal arts, and leave prepared to apply those skills in the field of their choice.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1936
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
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When applying to Memphis College of Art, it's important to note the application deadline is August 3. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Memphis College of Art is $25.

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Application deadline August 3
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 66 percent.

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Campus Info & Services

Memphis College of Art offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and placement service. Memphis College of Art also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Memphis College of Art, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Memphis College of Art.

Students who have cars on campus 50%
Health insurance offered No

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Tuition and fees $26,250 (2012-13)
Room and board $8,500 (2012-13)
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