Maryland Institute College of Art

473 reviews
  1. Baltimore, MD
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
Maryland Institute College of Art is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
1300 Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
Website

Maryland Institute College of Art Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
SAT Range
1030-1300
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$39,299/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $30,743/ year
  • $30-48k
    $33,904/ year
  • $49-75k
    $35,751/ year
  • $76-110k
    $39,718/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,774/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,818Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Intimidatingly talented
    25%
  • None stop creativity
    20%
  • Very artsy individuals who are cliquey
    15%
  • Wouldn't want to be described as typical.
    15%
  • Affluent, rude, pretentious hipsters
    10%
  • Creative, often dramatic artists.
    10%
  • Passionate, caring individuals
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
97%
of students say they don't have Greek life.35 responses
Poll
95%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Intimidatingly talented
    32%
  • Creatively charged
    23%
  • Life-changing
    14%
  • Vibrantly diverse
    14%
  • Very friendly atmosphere
    9%
  • Awful
    5%
  • Intolerant
    5%

After Maryland Institute College of Art

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
65%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses

Reviews

473 reviews
  • Excellent
    60
  • Very Good
    159
  • Average
    202
  • Poor
    34
  • Terrible
    18
MICA has a lot to offer. Every major is very specialized and different. As a sculpture major, I have access to successful artist that commute from NYC. The teachers will challenge your preconceived notions of art. This can be a laborious and emotional process, but it is necessary to understand the current art world. There is a great D-Fab lab that allows students to integrate 3-D printing and lazor cutting into their artistic practice. The only problem is that there is too much to explore in 4 years!

I would recommend new students to carefully pick their academic teachers. Some academic teachers are great and actively publish in their field, and other teachers are a bit boring. Make sure to talk to your advisor before signing up for academic classes to ensure that you avoid the less interesting classes.

Students can also take courses at John Hopkins if they want more rigorous academic courses.
  • College Senior
  • 9 months ago
MICA dorms are apartment-style which is pretty nice, because you get a tiny kitchen and a common area. You also get 3 walls in the dorm that are homasote board that you're allowed to do anything to (at least in freshman housing in Founder's Green). But because the dorms are apartment-style it becomes a lot more of a responsibility for you and your roommates (who are usually random keep in mind). So if you have bad roommates, you will likely have a lot of trouble getting them to do their part for important things like doing the dishes, taking out the trash, general clean up stuff. I had several bad experiences with mold my first semester.... Another thing about freshman housing is that living in Founder's Green means you have no elevators. I live on the fourth floor and it is absolute hell every day walking up those stairs multiple times, usually carrying very heavy art projects. Founder's Green also has outdoor halls, so it's not very social on your floor usually since no one leaves their door open. You might be lucky however, and get assigned to Leake Hall which is a newer building behind Founder's Green, completely enclosed and they have elevators! Leake Hall seems to have better facilities in general and everyone who lives there is friends with each other practically, since they just leave their doors open and stuff. Seems nice!
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago
Eclectic City, but Be Careful – MICA is located in one of the nicer parts of town-- a quiet neighborhood full of families and artists, and just a couple of streets away from downtown Baltimore. Baltimore itself is a city full of opportunity, unbeatable music, and art-- that is, if you can manage to look past the infamous blocks of empty rowhouses, grunge, and crime rate. It's a city that is trying to recover itself from the urban decay that has taken hold of so many of its neighborhoods. You have to be street smart here, and travel in packs when leaving campus, but I suppose that comes with living in any city. Baltimore is a college town, and is supported by its students. John's Hopkins is a short bus ride away, and so is Baltimore's famous inner harbor. The places to go, though, are the places that make Baltimore truly &amp;quot;charm city&amp;quot;-- places that are discovered by locals, like Hampden. Also, don't neglect to take the train to DC regularly--it's only 45 minutes away!
  • College Sophomore
  • Aug 6 2012