Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD

Maryland Institute, College of Art, founded in 1826, is a private college. Its 12-acre campus is located in downtown Baltimore. Campus architecture is in the Italian Renaissance style.

Website: www.mica.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,714
Undergraduate
Students
(74.8%) 1,282 Women
(25.2%) 432 Men
396
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
64% of 3,702 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.47
SAT Math
530-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
608 average
500-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
22-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$65,100
Tuition and Fees
$48,630
Room and Board
$13,280
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$17,472
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
157
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 67% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Baltimore Population
619,493
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Washington, DC
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
88% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
14.7% Asian
10.4% Black/African-American
4.3% Hispanic/Latino
17.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
50.4% White
2.3% Unknown
International Students
26.7% from 42 countries
First-Year Students Returning
88.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
64.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
8.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 2 3
Science 2 3
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 4  
History 3 4
Academic Electives 6  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1300 Mount Royal Avenue
City, State, Zip
Baltimore, MD 21217
Phone
(410) 225-2222
Fax
(410) 225-2337
E-mail
admissions@mica.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
February 26
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 1
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1, January 5
Early Action Notification
January 11

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
Art portfolio, test scores, and a list of activities and interests required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
64% of 3,702 applicants were admitted
Women
64% of 2,736 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 966 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
464 (20%) of 2,379 admitted students enrolled
Women
343 (20%) of 1,758 admitted students enrolled
Men
127 (20%) of 621 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.47
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
530-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
608 average
500-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
22-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$65,100
Tuition and Fees
$48,630
Room and Board
$13,280
Books and Supplies
$1,500
Other Expenses
$1,500
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On or about April 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002080
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found to Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Not reported
Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found to Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Not reported
Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$17,472
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drawing
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Game and Interactive Media Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Interior Design
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Visual and performing arts, Education, Architecture
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
157
Part-Time Faculty
195
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
37%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 67% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
268,658
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
750
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Photography

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Baltimore Population
619,493
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Washington, DC
Campus Size
16 acres

Weather

Temperature
23.4 average low in January, 83.2 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Baltimore
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Baltimore

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
88% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
12%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
self-defense education, 24-hour building security, safety awareness programs, campus patrols by city police, Rave Guardian mobile app

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, haunted house, urban gaming club, oy!, korean international student association, mica design league
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,714
Women
1,282 (74.8%)
Men
432 (25.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,689
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
14.7% Asian
10.4% Black/African-American
4.3% Hispanic/Latino
17.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
50.4% White
2.3% Unknown
International Students.
26.7% from 42 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
396

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
88.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
64.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
68.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
72.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
8.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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