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MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART - [MICA], BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

Baltimore, MarylandLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1826Established Year
  1694Enrollment

Maryland Institute College of Art: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Recognized nationally, Maryland Institute College of Art is a pioneer college for the students with a knack of art and design. The institute offers innovation, entrepreneurship, and creative citizenship with a modern approach to design, art, and media. 

Located in Baltimore, Maryland Institute College of Art is the oldest art college in the USA. Starting from campus accommodation to various events the institute is a full package of exposure to the students.

Maryland Institute College of Art

Also, the institute offers some special arrangements for the students with special needs. Some of the major popular courses offered at Maryland Institute College of Art include Illustration, Graphic design, Intermedia, Fine Arts, and Art studies.

Maryland Institute College of Art Ranking

Following is the ranking of the college by various ranking agencies:

  • According to The Times Education, it has given a world rank of #460 (2018) 
  • For the year 2019 QS has raked college # 51 - 100 on the basis of subject ranking.
  • The US News has ranked the college as follows:
    • Best Fine Arts Program: #9
    • Graphic design: #3
    • Painting/ Drawing: #4
    • Photography course: #11
    • Sculpture course: #3

Highlights

Foundation Year1826
LocationMaryland

Type of College

Private Art Design College
Academic CalendarSemester based
Students Enrolled3500
Visiting Artists175+
No. of States Represented45
Student-Faculty ratio8: 1
English Language Test RequiredIELTS or TOEFL
Official websitemica.edu

Maryland Institute College of Art Programs

This nationally recognized college offers various courses at both undergraduate and at graduate levels. After a lot of efforts, the college became successful in offering one of the best courses in the USA. The programs offered will help the students to grow the opportunities for the successful future of the student. The following is detailed information regarding the various courses.

  • Undergraduate Courses: After taking the first-year experience the students are required to take up a major. A student can also choose a liberal arts minor or Studio concentration course. Animation, game design, photography, painting, etc are some of the examples of the subjects offered in the degree at the various concentrations.
  • Graduate Programs: Students seeking admission in the graduate programs are allowed to make a combination of courses on their own. The courses offered for graduate programs are Graphic Design, Socal Design, Community Arts and many more.
  • Non-degree Courses: Undergraduate and lifelong learning opportunities are also offered by the college. The course includes fine arts, design, art history, and the humanities courses through the Community Education, Professional Practice, and Undergraduate classes. These courses are offered in each semester i.e. Fall, Spring, and Summer.

Housing facility at the college

Some on-campus housing facilities are offered by the college. Residents are alloted through the lottery process. Some of the utilities include local telephone service, wifi access, and TV cable.

  • On-campus options: Gateway, Meyerhoff House, Mountroyal Apartments, and Founders Green are the on-campus accommodation options available at the college. All the rooms are well furnished, a kitchen, living area, and bathrooms are provided to the students.
  • Off-campus options: A student can also choose the off-campus option to live. Some sources such as Hotpads.com, apartments.com, trulia.com are the websites where a student can find their best fit.
  • Student Disability accommodation: MICA offers accommodation to qualified students with a disability. For the accommodation, a student is required to submit all the necessary documents. This policy is applicable to all levels of education. 

Maryland Institute College of Art Admission Process

Interested students can take admission through the Common Application form. The students who got the admission until May 1 are allowed to continue the enrollment process.

Deadlines:

  • Admission/ Scholarship deadline : December 1, 2019
  • Admission decision and scholarship awards: January 13, 2020
  • Candidate reply date: May 1, 2020

Documents required at the time of admission

Maryland Institute College Of Art requires some documentation from the international students. Portfolio of artwork, essay, letter of recommendation, activities and interests, transcripts, and entrance exam scores are the documents that are required for the submission at the college.

Being an international student, he/ she is required to have a command over the English language and prove it through the TOEFL or IELTS English language exams.

Maryland Institute College of Art Cost of Attendance

Tuition fee

The tuition fee for the students seeking admission in the undergraduate courses is as follows:

Breakdown of costTuition fee (USD)
Cost per semester24,255
Full-time academic year48,512
Part-time per credit hour2020

Living Expenses

Given below are the basic expenses students need to make in terms of accommodation and meal plans:

Type of ExpenditureCost per year (USD)
On-campus accommodation8,550 – 11,500
Off-campus accommodation7,620
Meals2040 – 3980

Additionally, students need to incur other expenses for living in the USA that include internet charges, transportation, books and supplies etc.

MICA Student Life

The campus life at the Maryland Institute College Of Art offers a wide range of resources for the overall development of the student irrespective of nationality. Various events, workshops, and seminars are a part of the college that offers the student a chance to showcase their talents.

MICA fitness and Student Counseling enables students to have free access to both of them. Also, some of the services such as student health services and shuttle service are also provided to the student.

The above given graph shows the demographic of the students that took admission at the college in the year 2017 - 2018. The number of international students who opted to study at the college is 21% which is quite satisfactory.

Maryland Institute College of Art Scholarships

Merit-based competitive scholarships are offered to international students at both the levels i.e undergraduate and graduate. The award’s amount renews each year until graduation. Following are the types of scholarships offered to international students.

  • C.V. Starr Scholarship for International Students: The scholarship ranges from $4,000 - $10,000 over four years. This merit-based scholarship recognizes outstanding artistic ability and talent.
  • International Award of Excellence: This scholarship is offered to the freshman or transfer international students. The amount ranges from $10,000 - $15,000 per year. Outstanding students with artistic achievement. It is also offered to the students opting for visual arts programs.

Apart from these, students can apply for other scholarships available in the USA as well that are available exclusively for international students.

Maryland Institute College of Art Notable Alumni

The major community of international artists, educators, and designers once studied at the institute. Their creativity, knack, innovation, and passion made them what they are today. Some of the notable alumni of the institute are: Hans Schuler - American sculptor, Jeremy Caniglia - American painter, Heather Day - Artist, Yumi Hogan - American artist and many more

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Maryland Institute College of Art Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population2449
FAFSA Code002080
Application Cost$70
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$46,870 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score117510601290 61%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing600540660-
Mathematics575520630-
ACTCheck Detailed Score272429 26%
English272330-
Mathematics262328-

Maryland Institute College of Art Acceptance Rate

61.6%

Acceptance Rate

3636

Total Applicants

2449

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

25.8%

Male

74.2%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program61.6%
Total Applicants3313
Total Enrolled2041
Graduate
Graduate Programs61.5%
Total Applicants663
Total Enrolled408

Maryland Institute College of Art Enrollment

Enrollment
Maryland Institute College of Art Enrollment2449
Undergraduate Enrollment2041
Graduate Enrollment408
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate70.4%

Attendance Cost

$46,870

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$46,870 / Year
Post Graduate Program$46,870 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,500 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$12,860 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$1,500 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$10,470 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$1,500 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$1,500 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$1,500 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
35653449116-
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