College of Visual Arts

Saint Paul, MN
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The College of Visual Arts (CVA) in St. Paul, Minnesota is a private, accredited, four-year college of art and design offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in fine arts, graphic design, illustration, fashion design, and photography. The fine arts degree offers concentrations in drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture.

CVA began as one of the first learning environments in the Twin Cities specifically designed to ignite the creativity of artists and designers. CVA is one of a handful of art and design colleges in the U.S. that provides an arts education steeped in the liberal arts. With an enrollment of approximately 200 students and a faculty of 50, CVA offers a low student-teacher ratio. The College is one of only two private art and design colleges in Minnesota. The College announced in January of 2013 that it's doors would be closing forever effective in June.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $24,310.00 avg tuition

344 Summit Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55102-2199
(651) 757-4000

Areas of Study:

  • Visual And Performing Arts
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College of Visual Arts

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Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Math 0 0
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 0 0
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 85%
4-year graduation rate 8%
6-year graduation rate 25%
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Open Admissions Policy Yes
Secondary School GPA Not applicable
Secondary School Rank Not applicable
Secondary School Record Not applicable
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Not applicable
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TOEFL Not applicable
Other Tests Not applicable
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

College of Visual Arts

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $24,310.00 $24,310.00 $24,310.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $500.00 $500.00 $500.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,215.00 $1,215.00 $1,215.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
(with family)
Room and Board $0.00 $6,750.00 $2,997.00
Other Expenses $0.00 $2,997.00 $2,997.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $40.00
Graduate Application Fee $0.00
Books and Supplies $2,595.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 98%
Percent receiving grant aid 98%
Avg amount of grant aid $10,097.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 93%
Avg amount of student loan aid $7,811.00

College of Visual Arts

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Fine/Studio Arts, General X
Graphic Design X
Illustration X
Photography X

Scholarships for Students in Minnesota

Name Amount Deadline
Thomas M. Stetson Scholarship $2,000 June 01, 2017
Minnesota HIMSS Scholarship $1,000 April 01, 2017
David Arver Memorial Scholarship $1,000 April 01, 2017

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