Columbus College of Art and Design

Columbus, OH

The Columbus College of Art and Design, founded in 1879, is a private institution. Its 17-acre campus, adjacent to the Columbus Museum of Art, is located near downtown Columbus.

Website: www.ccad.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,060
Undergraduate
Students
(68.3%) 724 Women
(31.7%) 336 Men
35
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
79% of 612 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
19-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$44,990
Tuition and Fees
$35,420
Room and Board
$9,570
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Freshman Award
$26,973
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,258
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
66
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Columbus Population
809,798
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
35% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.2% Asian
10.6% Black/African-American
6.8% Hispanic/Latino
5.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.2% White
3.8% Unknown
International Students
7.3% from 23 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% 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 not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

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

Examinations

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

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
60 Cleveland Avenue
City, State, Zip
Columbus, OH 43215-1758
Phone
(614) 224-9101 x3261
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@ccad.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
August 15
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
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
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Portfolio required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not 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
79% of 612 applicants were admitted
Women
82% of 421 applicants were admitted
Men
73% of 191 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
291 (60%) of 485 admitted students enrolled
Women
198 (57%) of 346 admitted students enrolled
Men
93 (67%) of 139 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
5
Students Accepting Wait List Position
5
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
14%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
25%
2.00 - 2.49
13%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
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
Not reported
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
19-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
10%
Score of 24 - 29
33%
Score of 18 - 23
43%
Score of 12 - 17
13%
Score of 6 - 11
1%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

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
$44,990
Tuition and Fees
$35,420
Room and Board
$9,570
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

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 October 15
Award Notification
On or about November 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003039
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
306 (92.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
286 (93.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
285 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
30 (10.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$26,973
Need-Based Gift
Received by 284 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,612
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 238 (83.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,510
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 17 (6.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
39 (11.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,721

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
873 (86.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
817 (93.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
812 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
84 (10.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$24,992
Need-Based Gift
Received by 809 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,632
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 699 (86.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,468
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 50 (6.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
185 (18.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,415

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
81%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,258
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
26.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
11.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

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
Art/Fine Arts
Number of Awards
1,099
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 Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students
Number of Awards
15
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,550
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Illustration
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Interior Design
  • Photography
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
66
Part-Time Faculty
124
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
27%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% 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
323,799
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
485
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Columbus Population
809,798
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
17 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 80.4 average high in September
Rain
137 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Columbus
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Bucyrus

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
35% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
65%
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
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
School Colors
Gold and brown

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
student government association, student collective, student programming board, ccad battle alliance
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,060
Women
724 (68.3%)
Men
336 (31.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
999
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.2% Asian
10.6% Black/African-American
6.8% Hispanic/Latino
5.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.2% White
3.8% Unknown
International Students.
7.3% from 23 countries
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
35

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
61%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
61.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Arts and Sciences 10%

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