Private 4 Year

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design overview
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Online miad.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Founded in 1974, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) is a private college located in the historic Third Ward district of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It stands as a notable institution of higher education specializing in arts and design, offering bachelor's degrees in a variety of creative fields including Industrial Design, Interior Architecture and Design, Communication Design, and Illustration. The urban campus fosters an environment that emphasizes practical experience and creativity, surrounded by galleries, shops, and the Milwaukee River, promoting a vibrant cultural setting. MIAD provides on-campus housing options to students, reflecting its commitment to building a collaborative artistic community. The college maintains a moderately selective admissions process, and while not widely recognized for athletics, its educational focus is on cultivating artistic talent and providing the tools for students to excel in their chosen creative disciplines.

In the most recent statistical year 1,052 prospective students applied, and 673 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 221 enrolled in the school.  882 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 14 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $39,380 plus fees of $1,760.












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Admission Standards

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design overview
GPA 3.08

Applications Accepted

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design overview
Applications Due Aug 31, 2024
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,760
Room and Board $9,950
Budget for Other Expenses$1,800
Total One Year Cost$53,890

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$36,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

57% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 87%
Communications Technology 7%
Architecture 6%

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