Maryland Institute College of Art


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Maryland


MICA, the Maryland Institute College of Art, is one of the top-ranked studio art colleges in the country. Founded in 1826, MICA is oldest continuously operating degree-granting college of art in the United States. The school has much to brag about -- it has the most Presidential Scholars in the visual arts of any college, and it produces more Fulbright Scholars than any other college with a specialized mission. Many of MICA's programs are ranked among the best in the nation, and classes are supported by a healthy 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio. MICA students come from 48 states and 52 countries. The school is located in downtown Baltimore, Maryland, midway between Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland at Baltimore.

Most Popular Majors

Fiber Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interactive Design and Art, Painting, Photography, Sculpture

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2075
Total Grad Students: 206
Undergraduate Students: 1869
Faculty: 134

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Percent Male: 29%
Percent Female: 71%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 61%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 68%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

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1300 Mount Royal Ave
Baltimore Maryland 21217


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Main Phone: 410-669-9200

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 540 660
Math 500 620
Writing 530 650

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 55%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -55%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1450

Other Expenses: 1400

Room and Board: 10770

Tuition and Fees: 37470

Total Cost: 51090

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 8453

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 98%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 66%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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