If you are thinking about applying to Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the regular decision application deadline is April 1 and the fee for the application is $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is December 1, which is coming up fast! Minneapolis College of Art and Design will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design is amoderately difficult school to get into. Minneapolis College of Art and Design evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Minneapolis College of Art and Design accepted 55% of all applicants., around 380 of the 695 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Minneapolis College of Art and Design, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Minneapolis College of Art and Design must submit the following items. Double check with Minneapolis College of Art and Design's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Minneapolis College of Art and Design have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Minneapolis College of Art and Design, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||14%|
|3.50 and 3.74||21%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15%|
|3.00 and 3.24||17%|
|2.50 and 2.9||18%|
|2.00 and 2.49||8%|
|Minneapolis College of Art and Design does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Minneapolis College of Art and Design has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 14% of Minneapolis College of Art and Design's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 85% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Minneapolis College of Art and Design applicants, you should strive to earn between 1070 and 1250 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Minneapolis College of Art and Design 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1250 and 25% of scored lower than 1070, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Minneapolis College of Art and Design students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Minneapolis College of Art and Design students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, you should strive to earn between 19 and 24 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Minneapolis College of Art and Design's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.
A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Minneapolis College of Art and Design students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is April 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Minneapolis College of Art and Design during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Minneapolis College of Art and Design?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Does Minneapolis College of Art and Design accept transfer credits?
Minneapolis College of Art and Design accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Minneapolis College of Art and Design accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Minneapolis College of Art and Design accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Minneapolis College of Art and Design?
No, Minneapolis College of Art and Design is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..
How hard is it to get into Minneapolis College of Art and Design? Minneapolis College of Art and Design is a somewhat selective institution. The Minneapolis College of Art and Design acceptance rate is 55%. This means that the institution accepts 54 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Minneapolis College of Art and Design is Apr 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Minneapolis College of Art and Design is Apr 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.29. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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