Columbus College of Art and Design

Columbus, OH, USA


Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

Acceptance Rate
Students Applied
Transfer Acceptance Rate
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT Subject Tests
AP Course Credit
Dual Enrollment

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Test Optional
Application Fee
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
US States Represented
Countries Represented
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

Admissions Resources

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Admissions Telephone: 877-997-2223
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What Students Are Saying

3.92 Average Rating
Do NOT procrastinate! It is very easy to fall behind, just put in the work and you'll find out just how far you can go and then go farther.
Madison from Middletown, OH
Industrial Design is a few years away from getting back on it's feet. New teachers have recently come in. I would explore other options. This is definitely for PRODUCT design only. They do not deal with transportation or architectural design.
1) Prepare yourself early for this college. Take classes in painting, drawing and basic color theory.
2) Get a portfolio together early. Have many look it over. Have CCAD look it over early before your put your final portfolio through. It will not only help you get accepted but may also help in the scholarship process.
3) Stay on campus your first year. Also, try to stay on campus as much as you can. You need the time to work and the lab time in the workshops.
4) Go and visit many places and then visit CCAD. You will see the difference in many schools. And then you will know CCAD is the best fit for you.
5) Columbus is AWESOME! What a great town. No, it's not just about OSU BUCKS! It's really an artistic motivated town. Can't wait to live there one day!
Amanda from West Chester, OH
Be ready to enroll yourself into a high-workload school. Although it is an intensive, rigorous school it will reward you with an above-average knowledge and specialization in the art world which is what in turn will get you an education. You have to realize that in the art world no one will care about your GPA like was typical in high school. You have to develop your portfolio and obtain connections in order to get a good job in this field. Being studious isn't enough.
Danielle from Columbus, OH
There are many great art schools out there, I believe this is one of them. Check out their site at: to learn more. Trust me, I was blown away with what the students can do and how lively the campus is.
Makaylee from Meadville, PA
Don't be afraid to ask for help from the upperclassmen here. Out of all the colleges I looked at to see which one would be best for me the teachers here where the first ones I met that were so friendly and willing to help you before you even became admitted. Also don't be afraid of a little critique nobody is gonna be mean on the work you create it helps you along in the long run. I'm not gonna lie it's challenging here in college and there are some freshman students that drop out because they don't think they can handle it, but I can assure you that if you work with the teachers here and don't give up you'll make your own name out there as an artist.
DaMonte from Euclid, OH
Be open to a lot of different people and art techniques/ways of working. Be willing to explore the city or have a way to, several of your classes will involve this.
Jessika from Columbus, OH
Do not take the assignments here as suggestions. You'll get out what you put into it so if you want to work hard and be challenged, CCAD is definitely right for you.
Kirsten from Columbus, OH

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