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Minneapolis College of Art and Design is a private institution that was founded in 1886. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 616, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 5 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $32,750 (2013-14).
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Founded in 1886, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is an independent, non-profit institution offering a four-year curriculum integrating the Liberal Arts into 14 professional BFA degree majors in Fine Arts, Media Arts and Design; a four-year BS degree program in the area of Entrepreneurial Studies; a two-year MFA degree programs; a two-year, online MA in Sustainable Design; a two-year or three-year pathway toward an online certificate in Interactive Design and Marketing; and a two-year Post Baccalaureate certificate program. MCAD is rated among the top colleges of art and design in the nation. It has more than 1,500 students participating in Continuing Studies and young artist programs. Community outreach includes gallery exhibitions on and off campus, public lectures and the annual MCAD Art Sale.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Minneapolis College of Art and Design, it's important to note the application deadline is May 1, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at Minneapolis College of Art and Design is $50. It has an an acceptance rate of 61.3 percent and an early acceptance rate of 55.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||61.3%|
|Application deadline||May 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||May 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Minneapolis College of Art and Design is 6:1, and the school has 84.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Minneapolis College of Art and Design include: Illustration; Graphic Design; Photography; Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies; and Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.5 percent.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design has a total undergraduate enrollment of 616, with a gender distribution of 37.2 percent male students and 62.8 percent female students. At this school, 20 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 80 percent of students live off campus.
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|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
Campus Info & Services
Minneapolis College of Art and Design offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health insurance. Minneapolis College of Art and Design also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 30 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
|Students who have cars on campus||30%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 82 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,832.
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|Tuition and fees||$32,750 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$4,770 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data