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Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD, USA
3.98 Average Rating

The Maryland Institute College of Art was established in 1826 and is one of the oldest visual arts colleges in the nation. The program at MICA combines studio skills with writing and a liberal arts education. MICA is listed among the “Best Northeastern” colleges according to The Princeton Review and has enrolled more Presidential Scholars in the Visual Arts than any university in the US. The most popular majors at this selective institution are graphic design, illustration, and painting.


Average Net Price
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Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
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Acceptance Rate
Average SAT Composite: 1140

What Students Are Saying

3.98 Average Rating
MICA is the best location for artists to learn their trade in a supportive environment. There are many involvement opportunities both on campus and in the community. There is a healthy amount of competition, creating a competitive, effective learning environment.
Cindy from Blacksburg, VA
MICA is an amazing school with the best teachers in the country. I can pursue my dreams of becoming an art teacher here in a state-of-the-art program. MICA has granted me many opportunities, like volunteering, and having a studio space, for helping me get involved in the community and creating art.
Amanda from Reisterstown, MD

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