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Maryland Institute College of Art

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Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is an art and design college in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. It was founded in 1826 as the "Maryland Institute for the Promotion of the Mechanic Arts", making it one of the first and oldest art colleges in the United States. In 2008, MICA was ranked #2 in the nation among fine arts programs by U.S. News and World Report, and its Graphic Design Master of Fine Arts program tied for #6 among graduate schools for Graphic Design. MICA is also a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), a consortium of thirty-six leading art schools in the United States, as well as the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The school is located in the Bolton Hill neighborhood, along Mount Royal Ave. The main campus is about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from downtown Baltimore.

MICA hosts pre-college, post-baccalaureate, continuing studies, Masters of Fine Arts, and Bachelors of Fine Arts programs, as well as weekend young peoples' studio art classes.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $36,170.00 avg tuition

1300 Mount Royal Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217-4134
(410) 669-9200

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Financial Aid:

Areas of Study:

  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Education
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Maryland Institute College of Art

Applied 3,233
Admitted 1,777 55%
Enrolled total 498
Full Time: 498
Part Time 0
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 540 660
SAT Math 500 620
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 530 650
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 61%
6-year graduation rate 68%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Required
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Maryland Institute College of Art

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $36,170.00 $36,170.00 $36,170.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $1,300.00 $1,300.00 $1,300.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,506.00 $1,506.00 $1,506.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $36,170.00 $36,170.00 $36,170.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $1,300.00 $1,300.00 $1,300.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,506.00 $1,506.00 $1,506.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
(with family)
Room and Board $10,770.00 $8,830.00 $1,400.00
Other Expenses $1,400.00 $1,400.00 $1,400.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $60.00
Graduate Application Fee $70.00
Books and Supplies $1,450.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 96%
Percent receiving grant aid 96%
Avg amount of grant aid $14,225.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 65%
Avg amount of student loan aid $7,835.00

Maryland Institute College of Art

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Business Administration and Management, General X
Art Teacher Education X X
Art/Art Studies, General X
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics X X
Design and Applied Arts, Other X X
Design and Visual Communications, General X
Drawing X
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts X
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other X
Fine and Studio Arts Management X
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other X X
Graphic Design X X
Illustration X X
Interior Design X X
Intermedia/Multimedia X
Painting X X
Photography X X
Printmaking X X
Sculpture X X

Scholarships for Students in Maryland

Name Amount Deadline
Mid-Atlantic Security Traders Foundation Scholarship $2,500 April 30, 2017

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