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Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Overview

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$29,964 Avg Cost After Aid
68% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at MIAD have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at MIAD.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 40% of the faculty were full-time.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from MIAD to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design?


Contact details for MIAD are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 273 E Erie St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-6003
Phone: 414-847-3200

How Do I Get Into MIAD?

You can apply to MIAD online at:

Admission Requirements for MIAD

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores Recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into MIAD?

68% Acceptance Rate
76% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 68%, MIAD 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 24% of accepted students are men and 76% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 68%.

Can I Afford Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design?

$29,964 Net Price
83% Take Out Loans
3.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of MIAD is $29,964. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At MIAD, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $8,203 a year. That adds up to $32,812 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MIAD is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Undergraduate Student Diversity

881 Full-Time Undergraduates
75% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 898 undergraduate students at MIAD, with 881 being full-time and 17 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 881 full-time undergraduates at MIAD, 25% are male and 75% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 38
Black or African American 45
Hispanic or Latino 147
White 581
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 65

Geographic Diversity

Wisconsin students aren't the only ones who study at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 8 countries are represented at MIAD. The most popular countries sending students to the school are France, China, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

4 Took All Classes Online
455 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2020-2021, 455 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at MIAD has changed over the last few years.



*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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