Overview

Applicants
440
Acceptance Rate
64%
Average HS GPA
3.18

Test Scores

SAT Reading
480 - 610
SAT Math
440 - 560
ACT Composite
17 - 23

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Non-Academic

Talent / Ability

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
67
with Terminal Degree
48

35
Men
32
Women
2
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
92%
Graduate in 5 years
96%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Connie Hayes
Painter

John Raimondi
Monumental Sculptor

Laurie Lundquist
Public Artist

Brian Wilk
Senior Product Designer, Hasbro Inc.

Greg Dyro
Photo Lab Director, Warner Bros.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
Application Deadlines
Apr 15
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,023

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,595

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,290

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,743

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$20,600
Required Fees
$520
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need College Aid Gift
Need Federal Pell Grant
Need SEOG
Need State Sch Grant

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
FFEL PLUS loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
431
Out of State

International
Foreign Countries Represented
7

Demographics

62% female
38% male
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
66

Housing Options

Cooperative
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations

Sports

Athletic Division
Other


Student Services


LGBT Support Groups: Social Work Intern on campus; student group called "Sexual Diversity Group"

Minority Support Groups: Social Work Intern on campus

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
3

Average Number of PC's per Lab
19

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
No

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Educational Discounts through Apple or Dell.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Kathryn Quin-Easter
Admissions Coordinator / Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Maine College of Art
97 Spring St.
Portland, ME 04101

Phone
207-775-5157

Email
kquin-easter@meca.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Gorman Student Center ("Living Room")
The Student Gallery
Individual Major Spaces
Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA
Computer Labs


Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Year-round
Times: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. every weekday; some Saturdays
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
1:30 p.m. every weekday; some Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Portland International Jetport, Portland ME Logan International Airport, Boston MA Manchester Airport, Manchester NH Amtrack/Downeaster, Portland ME Concord Trailways, Portland ME Mermaid Transportation, Portland ME Vermont Transit, Portland ME METRO (City Bus), Portland ME Portland Explorer (City Bus), Portland ME ABC Taxi, Town Taxi, Airport Limo/Taxi, AI Taxi, Elite Taxi, Old Port Taxi, Trust Taxi; Portland ME

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the north Take Interstate 295 to Exit 7, Franklin Street. From the south Take the Maine Turnpike northbound to Exit 6A, Interstate 295. Follow Interstate 295 to Exit 7, Franklin Street. Stay on Franklin Street to the fifth light, where it intersects with Middle Street, and take a right onto Middle Street. Follow Middle Street as it becomes Spring Street. Look for the Cumberland County Civic Center on your right; Clapp House is not far past the Civic Center, also on your right at 97 Spring Street. Clapp House is the Greek Revival mansion on the right side of the road, with a carved granite Maine College of Art sign on street level; the Admissions Office is on the first floor. The Porteous Building, a studio and classroom building and home of the Student Affairs Office, is at 522 Congress Street (rear entrance on Free Street). The Baxter Building, a studio and classroom building and home of the President's Office, is at 619 Congress Street.