Maine College Of Art

Overview of Maine College Of Art

Portland, ME is home to Maine College of Art. Portland is a small city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Maine College of Art go up to the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

Students commonly pursue studies in design, fine arts, photography and commercial art.

Maine College of Art Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 480. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 580.


Maine College of Art maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Body

The school has 379 enrolled students (as of 2007-2008).

Student Life

Maine College of Art offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans.

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Contacting Maine College of Art

Maine College of Art
522 Congress St.
Portland , ME 04101-3494
General Phone: (207) 775-3052

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Maine College of Art Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Fine Arts62crafts and folk art, fine arts, painting, sculpture, ceramics, metal and jewelry, fine arts studies
Photography and Commercial Art17photography, multimedia, printmaking
Design14graphic design, illustration
Education and Teaching8art education

Number of programs and degrees for Maine College of Art in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Postbaccalaureate certificate81
Bachelor's degree7811
Master's degree151

Maine College of Art Student Body

In 2007-2008, Maine College of Art had a total enrollment of 379 students (353 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 39%
Women 61%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 69%
Graduate 31%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 98%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 29%
20-21 34%
22-24 19%
25-29 7%
30-34 2%
35-39 3%
40-49 2%
50-64 2%

Maine College of Art Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 75 %

Maine College of Art Room and Board (2007)

Maine College of Art offers campus housing for 144 of its 353 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Portland, Maine for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maine Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 17 meals per week.

Maine College of Art Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480600
SAT Math450580
SAT Writing460580
ACT Composite2028

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT95%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT11%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Maine College of Art Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 27,165
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,165
Room and board $ 9,000
Books and supplies $ 2,100
Other expenses $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Maine College of Art participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1167300)

Maine College of Art Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track109

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$54,6491*
Associate professoracademic year3$46,0345$46,302
Assistant professoracademic year3$33,3202*
All faculty totalacademic year9$44,6688$46,030

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Maine College of Art Degree Programs (2007)

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education

Fine Arts
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Metal and Jewelry Arts

Photography And Commercial Art

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Maine College of Art Highlights

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What Sets Maine College of Art Apart:

% of degrees in fine arts
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% of degrees in photography and commercial art
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Maine College of Art % of degrees in photography and commercial art
% of degrees in design
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Maine College of Art % of degrees in design
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 15%Maine College of Art Dorm rooms per full-time student
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Maine College of Art Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Maine College of Art Number of degree programs

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