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Maine College of Art Overview

Maine College of Art is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Portland, Maine. The location of Maine College of Art is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Maine College of Art Known For?

73 Undergraduate Awards
$35,713 Avg Cost After Aid
68% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Maine College of Art may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 10 to 1.
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at Maine College of Art.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 23% of the faculty were full-time.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Maine College of Art to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Maine College of Art has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#14 Best Visual & Performing Arts Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#50 Best Value Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts College Factual
#69 Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts College Factual

Where Is Maine College of Art?

Location of Maine College of Art

Contact details for Maine College of Art are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 522 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101-3494
Phone: 207-669-5521
Website: www.meca.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaineCollegeofArt
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mecaart

How Do I Get Into Maine College of Art?

You can apply to Maine College of Art online at: https://www.meca.edu/admissions/apply-to-meca/

Admission Requirements for Maine College of Art

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Maine College of Art?

68% Acceptance Rate
77% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 68%, Maine College of Art does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 23% of accepted students are men and 77% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.

Can I Afford Maine College of Art?

$35,713 Net Price
84% Take Out Loans
9.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Maine College of Art is $35,713. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Maine College of Art, approximately 84% of students took out student loans averaging $12,165 a year. That adds up to $48,660 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Maine College of Art is 9.8%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Maine College of Art Undergraduate Student Diversity

377 Full-Time Undergraduates
71% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 395 undergraduate students at Maine College of Art, with 377 being full-time and 18 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Maine College of Art

There are also 67 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 377 full-time undergraduates at Maine College of Art, 29% are male and 71% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Maine College of Art

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Maine College of Art students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Maine College of Art Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 10
Black or African American 19
Hispanic or Latino 29
White 276
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 43

Geographic Diversity

Maine students aren't the only ones who study at Maine College of Art. At this time, 15 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 10 countries are represented at Maine College of Art. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Hong Kong, Canada, and Iran.

Online Learning at Maine College of Art

0 Took All Classes Online
401.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years

Online Growth Rankings of Maine College of Art

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Maine College of Art was 401.4%. This is the #166 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Maine College of Art regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Maine College of Art Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Fine & Studio Arts 28 0 20 48
Journalism 0 29 0 29
Design & Applied Arts 26 0 0 26
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 12 0 0 12
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 9 9
Graphic Communications 4 0 0 4
Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry 3 0 0 3
TOTAL 73 29 29 131

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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