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How hard is it to get into MCAD and can I get accepted? The school has a 59% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 437 out of 747 applicants were admitted making MCAD a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 53 percent. Minneapolis College of Art and Design typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 41% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||470|
|SAT Composite 25th||1020|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1240|
|Average SAT Score||1130|
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 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 18 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1240 and Above||Good||>71%|
|1130 to 1240||Avg +||59%-71%|
|1020 to 1130||Avg -||46%-59%|
|910 to 1020||Reach||33%-46%|
|Less than 910||Low||<33%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||22|
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 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #20 in Minnesota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 82 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Minneapolis College of Art and Design.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>73%|
|22 to 25||Avg +||59%-73%|
|20 to 22||Avg -||48%-59%|
|18 to 20||Reach||38%-48%|
|Less than 18||Low||<38%|
What GPA do you need to get into Minneapolis College of Art and Design?
Applicants need about average high school grades to get into MCAD. 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. The school ranks #28 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. 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||Competitiveness|
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||40%||42%||41%|
Applicants have 66 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2021.
What are the requirements for admission to Minneapolis College of Art and Design and what student information is used for 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.
18% of students submit their SAT scores to MCAD. 82% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
59% of those who apply are granted admission to MCAD. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1240. 18% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 25. 82% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.