Minneapolis College of Art and Design

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

2501 Stevens Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 874-3760

(800) 874-6223

Fax: (612) 874-3701



Contact: William Mullen

Vice President, Enrollment Management
Main Address

2501 Stevens Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 874-3700

www.mcad.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 709

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 103

Degree-seeking undergrads: 678

Graduate enrollment: 33

Setting

Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 56%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 80%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $27,200 $28,400 $29,700 $29,700 0.00%
Books and Supplies $3,300 $3,400 $3,500 $4,000 +14.29%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,110 $6,340 $6,440 $6,550 +1.71%
Other $1,230 $1,230 $1,170 $1,170 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $6,110 $6,340 $6,440 $6,550 +1.71%
Other $1,230 $1,230 $1,170 $1,170 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $37,840 $39,370 $40,810 $41,420 +1.49%
In-state Off Campus $37,840 $39,370 $40,810 $41,420 +1.49%
In-state with Family $30,500 $31,800 $33,200 $33,700 +1.51%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $29,500
In-state Student Fees $200
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $29,500
Out-of-state Fees $200

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 94 91%
Grant or scholarship aid 91 88% $798,811 $8,778
• Federal grants 27 26% $105,142 $3,894
• Pell grants 27 26% $81,267 $3,010
• Other federal grants 19 18% $23,875 $1,257
State/local government grant or scholarships 21 20% $83,280 $3,966
Institutional grants or scholarships 84 82% $610,389 $7,267
Student loan aid 76 74% $637,353 $8,386
• Federal student loans 76 74% $421,371 $5,544
• Other student loans 18 17% $215,982 $11,999

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 136 17 2
Visual and Performing Arts 136 17 2
Commercial and Advertising Art 48
Design and Visual Communications 21
Film/video and Photographic Arts, Other 35
Fine/studio Arts 32
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 17 2
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Animation B
Comic art B
Drawing B
Filmmaking B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Illustration B
Painting B
Photography B
Print, paper, book B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B
Visualization and virtual experience B
Web and multimedia environments B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Project management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Print and web communications B
Public Relations B

Communications Technologies

Animation/Special Effects B

Precision Production Trades

Furniture DesignManufacturing B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (612) 874-3700
Website: MCAD.EDU
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: mcad.edu/apply
Address: 2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 854
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 65%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 675 (79% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $39,120
Out-of-state Tuition: $39,120
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $21,246

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 11
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Precision Production 1
Visual and Performing Arts 192
Grand total 2132

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $39,120
Out-of-state $39,120
Books and supplies $2,982

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $39,120
Out-of-state $39,120

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 133 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 133 100% $21,246
Student loan aid 130 98% $6,750

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 671 98% $20,084
Federal student loans 606 88% $6,222

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Minneapolis College of Art and Design students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 653 182 471
Percent admitted 100% 63% 62%
Percent admitted who enrolled 27% 29% 26%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Minneapolis College of Art and Design Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 854
Undergraduate enrollment 741
Graduate enrollment 113

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Minneapolis College of Art and Design Accreditation

This institution is accredited by National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

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