Maine College of Art

Portland, ME, USA
3.64 Average Rating
Founded in 1882, the Maine College of Art is a private art institution focused on artistry, craftsmanship, and design. MECA is situated in the Arts District of Portland, ME, and part of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. The school provides an individual studios for all students at the junior and senior level. Popular majors include graphic design, ceramics, and printmaking.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
16%
Out of State Students
82%
0
100
68%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
517
Total Number of Undergrads
459
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
50%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
53%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$30,796
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$20,980
Out-of-State Tuition
$20,980
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$16,339
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
27%
73%
Student Organizations
12
Size of Town
City: Small
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Portland
Boston
New York
Lewiston
Bangor
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$27,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.64 Average Rating
Welcoming with a small community atmosphere. It is a feeling of being in a small town in the middle of a big city. Everyone is super friendly and inviting from staff to students.
Patrick from Brunswick, ME
MECA forms a small, close-knit community that is always adaptive and receptive to Portland and the city people around it. It is a personal experience, where professors know you by name and hold you accountable for the work that you do; they really care about your work and your growth through the school. MECA is an excellent environment which fosters both artistic creativity and innovation outside the art world as well by holding its academics to a high standard, in order to inform the studio practice of those in the school.
Cecelia from Victor, NY

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