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The Massachusetts College of Art and Design

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Your Combined ACT:
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Your Chances at MAD
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Your Chances at MAD
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
389
1,016
# Admitted
237
744
% Admitted
60.9%
73.2%
% Overall
69.8%

Students who got into MAD:

Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (2), Grades (4), Sports/Extracurriculars (0), College Essay (1)
It's a miracle I got in considering what theirAug 06 2016Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
It's a miracle I got in considering what their requirements are and what my GPA and scores were. That being said the requirements aren't that high. So even if you think your chances are low I would highly recommend applying you might get lucky. People who aren't particularly experienced artistically can still get in it all depends on the case you make for yourself. Let them know your interested go to portfolio reviews, go on tours and stay in touch with the school.
SAT: 1720 Male
The admission process is lengthy, difficult and unreasonableMar 02 2012Other
ACT: 28 Male
I had an okay portfolio for a person withFeb 01 2011Undecided
I had an okay portfolio for a person with very little art experience. I did grpahic design for 4 years in high school and did an art studio my senior year. I had mostly grpahic design, and pieces in pencil, charcoal, ink and a painting. And sone photos.

I think I was accepted becuase of my grades and I think my essay was pretty strong. so I was recommended to do a summer studio before school starts so I did. the 2 week course in the summer was intend but I admit it deinitely helped me alot in my first drawing class

u just have to show them u have potential
Female

The portfolio is the most important part of theDec 19 2010Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
The portfolio is the most important part of the application from what I have heard. You need 5 drawing pieces that DO NOT use pictures for references and you need at least 15 pieces in your portfolio. Grades are important, but it's art school, so they're pretty lenient. If you have a C average and an awesome portfolio I think you're probably more likely to get accepted than someone that has an A average and a shitty portfolio. Just take as many art classes as possible and take AP art and art history classes if you can. They will DEFINITELY come in handy.
Female
I just got my GED, took the SAT andDec 15 2010Art & Design Department
I just got my GED, took the SAT and worked on my art portfolio. They're fairly easy to get into, it's not RISD.
SAT: 1650 Female
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