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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?

159 Undergraduate Awards
$29,964 Avg Cost After Aid
62% Acceptance Rate
  • 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 2019-2020 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.

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Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at MIAD.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#42 Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#178 Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

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?

62% Acceptance Rate
78% Of Accepted Are Women
With an acceptance rate of 62%, 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 22% of accepted students are men and 78% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 58%, and the acceptance rate for women is 63%.

Can I Afford Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design?

$29,964 Net Price
83% Take Out Loans
7.4% 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 $9,862 a year. That adds up to $39,448 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at MIAD is 7.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Undergraduate Student Diversity

912 Full-Time Undergraduates
73% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 925 undergraduate students at MIAD, with 912 being full-time and 13 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 912 full-time undergraduates at MIAD, 27% are male and 73% 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 43
Black or African American 57
Hispanic or Latino 159
White 586
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 66

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

360 Took All Classes Online
625 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2019-2020, 625 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.


Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Design & Applied Arts 106 106
Fine & Studio Arts 38 38
Interior Architecture 15 15
Graphic Communications 0 0
TOTAL 159 159


*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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