Private 4 Year

Laguna College of Art and Design

Laguna Beach, California

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Laguna College of Art and Design overview
Location Laguna Beach, California
Online lagunacollege.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Laguna College of Art and Design overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) is a private institution located in Laguna Beach, California, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of visual arts disciplines. Situated along the coastal bluffs with proximity to the vibrant arts scene of Los Angeles and surrounding Southern California regions, the campus highlights a scenic environment conducive to artistic inspiration. Established in 1961, LCAD maintains a commitment to advancing the visual arts through a range of academic programs, including Animation, Game Art, Illustration, and Fine Arts, among others. The college facilitates a concentrated artistic atmosphere with comprehensive studio experiences. While LCAD is known for its rigorous academic environment, the admissions process can be described as moderately selective. The college provides on-campus housing options, though many students opt to live off-campus due to the tranquil and picturesque locale. LCAD does not have a prominent athletic program, thereby concentrating its resources and extracurricular activities on fostering students' creative development and career preparation in the arts and design fields.

In the most recent statistical year 361 prospective students applied, and 319 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 116 enrolled in the school.  674 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 86 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $34,600 plus fees of $0.












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Admission Standards

Laguna College of Art and Design overview
GPA 3.69

Applications Accepted

Laguna College of Art and Design overview
Applications Due Aug 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $45

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Laguna College of Art and Design
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,152
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $16,991
Budget for Other Expenses$3,954
Total One Year Cost$57,697

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$40,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

56% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Laguna College of Art and Design students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 100%

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