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The Memphis College of Art

Your Combined ACT:
SAT Math + Verbal:
Your Chances at MCA
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at MCA
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
192
352
# Admitted
76
171
% Admitted
39.6%
48.6%
% Overall
45.4%
Nov 07 2014Art & Design Department
Grades and portfolio review for admission
I recommend you turn around and go somewhere else if you really want to attend art school. MCA is not the place to do it.
Female
May 04 2014Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
They will more than likely give you a large scholarship. Do NOT let this trick you into going here. It is not like a normal college and although it says accredited i'm having a hard time getting a few universities to accept my grades. GO WITH CAUTION.
ACT: 21 Female
Jun 04 2013Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
It was a simple, in-person portfolio review. Have some semblance of ability to draw and they'll likely take you in and throw some scholarship your way. They give out scholarships to pretty much everyone -- that's how they get you in.
ACT: 29 Male
Apr 30 2013Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
I submitted a portfolio, moved 1500 miles and started a new life.

If you want to go here, do your research and make sure there aren't any other schools you'd be a better fit in. VISIT THE CAMPUS! I never visited first and I didn't regret it because on the tour I honestly don't think they show you the real problems nor do I think people know what to look for.

Female
Feb 22 2011Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
Getting in is pretty simple. Just don't submit anime/manga of any way, shape or form, and no vacation photos for you photo students. A good mentality to keep is to draw at least some from life, and do some mixed media work as well (painting, pottery, pastels, etc).
ACT: 20 Female
Jan 30 2011Art & Design Department
To get into this school just whip out the credit card or checkbook and your good to go.
Male
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