The Minneapolis College of Art and Design is a small four-year, non-profit private college committed to educating individuals to become professional artists and designers, effective critical thinkers and creative leaders. MCAD was founded in 1886 and has the highest-level of accreditation for a school of its kind. MCAD offers bachelor's, master's and professional degrees in media, communications, design and fine arts. Students learn technical and professional skills, both traditional and cutting-edge, and develop the creative, intellectual, and leadership abilities to get noticed and become successful. The MCAD experience is transformative and impacts graduates their entire lives.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design at a Glance
- Undergraduate: 698
- Graduate and Professional: 103
- Student/faculty ratio: 15:1
- Average class size: 18
- Number undergraduate majors: 14
- 78% White, 10% Asian, 7% Hispanic, 4% Black, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native
First-year student profile
- Average ACT score: The middle 50% of enrolled students had ACT composite scores between 21 and 27. The average composite score is a 23. 89% of students presented the ACT as part of their applications.
- Average SAT score: Middle 50% ranges for SAT Math: 430-604, SAT Reading: 503-680, SAT Writing: 467-644. 15% of students submitted the SAT as part of their applications.
- High school GPA: 3.24
- Percentage from Minnesota: 48%
- Percentage who live on campus: 43%
- 2013-14 undergraduate tuition and fees: $32,750
- Room and board: $6,810
- Percentage first-time undergraduates receiving financial aid: 91%