Minneapolis College of Art and Design: Admission & Tests

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Below is a quick review of Minneapolis College of Art and Design general admissions procedures, aplication policies and fees, as well as desirable SAT and ACT college test scores that you might need to have in order to enroll at this school.

Admission Information

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
Minneapolis College of Art and Design admission requirements are somewhat competitive; in 2015/16 the school accepted 66 percent of the applicants.

The college requires you to submit reference letters with your application but does not require admission test scores.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design typically will accept your:
  • dual credits
    (from the courses giving both high school and college credits)
  • advanced placement credits
    (from the college-level courses taught in high school)
and will decline your:
  • credits for life experience

Application Fee

Application
Fee
$50
MCAD requires a fee paid when you submit an application for admission.

The undergraduate application fee at MCAD is $50.00. The graduate application fee is $50.00. The first-professional application fee is also 50 dollars.

SAT Test Scores

Submitting the results of Scholastic Ability Test is not a requied part of the application. Only 23 percent of applicants at Minneapolis College of Art and Design took the SAT test.

Most applicants who took SAT scored from 460 to 670 on Critical Reading, from 430 to 570 on Math, and from 430 to 580 on Writing. Based off those numbers, if you got a score above 620 in SAT Critical Reading, 530 in SAT Math, and 540 in SAT Writing, that gives good chances to get accepted at this institution.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

SAT Critical Reading
430
570
620

SAT Math
400
500
530

SAT Writing
400
510
540

ACT Test Scores

Taking American College Test is a really important component of the application at MCAD. 80 percent of applicants completed the ACT test.

Most applicants who took ACT scored from 20 to 28 on Composite, from 20 to 28 on English, from 16 to 27 on Math, and from 6 to 10 on Writing. So, if you have above 26 in ACT Composite, 26 in ACT English, 25 in ACT Math, and 9 in ACT Writing - this should get you accepted at this institution.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

ACT Composite
18
24
26

ACT English
18
24
26

ACT Math
15
22
25

ACT Writing
6
8
9

Contact Admissions

Phone
(612)
874-3700
To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Minneapolis College of Art and Design, please contact the college directly.

You can call this school's general information office at (612) 874-3700 or check Minneapolis College of Art and Design Website

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