Minneapolis College of Art and Design: Narrative Description

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2501 Stevens Ave.
South Minneapolis, MN 55404-4347
Tel: (612)874-3700; 800-874-6223; Admissions: (612)874-3762; Fax: (612)874-3704; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.mcad.edu/

Description: Independent, comprehensive, specialized, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1886. Setting: 7-acre urban campus. Endowment: $37.4 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $9798 per student. Total enrollment: 673. Faculty: 95 (40 full-time, 55 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 407 applied, 71% were admitted. 2 valedictorians. Full-time: 566 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 49 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 16% 25 or older, 45% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 75% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, Macalester College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: portfolio. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: 7/1.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $28,170 includes full-time tuition ($22,400), mandatory fees ($370), and college room and board ($5400). College room only: $3600. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $747 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $185 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and student level.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 2 open to all. Major annual events: art sale, Thanksgiving Dinner. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 265 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Minneapolis College of Art and Design Library with 47,166 books, 1,193 microform titles, 196 serials, 139,245 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $264,400. 110 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.

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