Can I get into MCAD? The school has a 59% acceptance rate. Last year, 405 out of 692 applicants were admitted making MCAD a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. Minneapolis College of Art and Design typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 33% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||460|
|SAT Composite 25th||1030|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||720|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1310|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Minneapolis College of Art and Design?
Minneapolis College of Art and Design typically requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. 10 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1310 and Above||Good||>71%|
|1170 to 1310||Avg +||59%-71%|
|1030 to 1170||Avg -||46%-59%|
|890 to 1030||Reach||33%-46%|
|Less than 890||Low||<33%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into MCAD?
Admission data indicates that MCAD regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>71%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||59%-71%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||46%-59%|
|17 to 20||Reach||33%-46%|
|Less than 17||Low||<33%|
You will need about average high school grades to get into Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Minneapolis College of Art and Design was 3.13 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as MCAD accepts 59% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||20%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.50||12%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||17%||Avg +|
|2.75 to 3.00||24%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.75||9%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||1%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.25||1%||Reach|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||32%||37%||33%|
Applicants have 40 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2019.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to MCAD before the Apr 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Mar 9||Mar 22|
What are the requirements for admission to Minneapolis College of Art and Design and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174127 IPEDS survey data for Minneapolis College of Art and Design.