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Founded in 1879, Columbus College of Art and Design. is a Private college. Located in Ohio, which is a city setting in Ohio, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,060 full time undergraduate students, and 35 full time graduate students.
The Columbus College of Art and Design Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 63 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Columbus College of Art and Design include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at CCAD are considered Less Selective, with ,12% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 37 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
57% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 14% were in the top quarter, and 2% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Columbus College of Art and Design.
68 Students rated on-campus housing 3.2 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.
60 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
73 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.
78 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
78 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.
78 Students rated school activities 3.2 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.
78 Students rated local services 4 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
78 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
24 Students rated Columbus College of Art and Design
When I started CCAD I was very excited about my journey there but have been disappointed. There is very little student engagement and almost no activities. There also are not a lot of clubs or none that meet on a regular basis. Most of my classes this year were relatively good. I have had some good professors and learned a lot about myself and where I needed to grow. Some teachers were better than others. A small percentage of the time the teachers felt rushed or wanted a project or assignment to be finished instead wanting us to be inspired. That was disappointing as a student. The community feels very small practically no student engagement. That along with a large portion of the student body going home each weekend has made my year at CCAD not the best, Yes, they will have occasionally have student events but in terms of on campus the spirit is kinda lost. There is so much that CCAD could do to improve itself but I cannot see the school making any changes or not any time soon.
The school offers excellent learning opportunities and achievement. The school is great at being connected with outside sources and that is what grants us a lot of internships, which helps us in the long run. When we graduate, there is a guarantee to get a career in the field we've been exposed to in college. If you apply yourself while you are there, take every moment and assignment seriously, than later on in life you can say with all honesty that Columbus College of Art and Design help you through it.
Another thing about the school is just the connection that students on campus share. The school is not that big in population which is a wonderful thing for me. It allows you to really become connected to other students inside and outside the class room. People I can talk to now, people I can talk to later on in life, the creativity of art that will be passed on forever, I am finding that here at this school and it is beautiful. I have learned so much from professors and so much from students. Things are rare to find in life. Things you cannot find in a book. Things you can only find here. I couldn't ask for a more perfect school for me and although it is expensive, I am willing to take my time and find a way to pay for it because I love this school that much.
This school is a great place for people who are truly passionate about art and design but if you aren't fully into it you will struggle. There is a lot of homework projects and demands. There are still quite a few liberal arts classes you are required to take but they are normally not bad.
Columbus College of Art and Design is like another home for me. I feel safe staying there late in my studio. It is small which is great because I am never late for class, it is very convenient. Because the school is small it makes it feel like its own community. Many of the classes are a 10:1 or 16:1 student to teacher ratio, which is awesome because it allows for one on one time to meet with the teacher in class.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Columbus College of Art and Design is 75%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
If given the opportunity to go back and speak to myself as a senior in high school, I would decline the offer. Everything I learned about college was learned through experiences, both good and bad. Why would I deny myself the chance to learn from experiences that I treasure? I knew what to expect in high school as far as college goes, and I knew that it was going to be a big new world for me. I would not take the chance of speaking to myself in the past and ruining all of the experience up front. What's college life without learning from new experiences and friends?
Lots of opportunities, diverse classes, etc. Teachers are always trying to get us to be our best and constantly encouraging us, and bringing in guest speakers.
CCAD is the greatest thing I have ever experienced in my 20 years of existence.
I brag most about not having to take many courses outside my major field of study. I've been able to focus almost solely on illustration with out being distracted by math or science classes. I was taking courses relevant to my major my freshman year. This allowed me to see if it was a good fit for me and to start improvement early on in my college career.
Everyone is unique and extremely talented, and almost everyone would be happy to show you a few artistic tricks.
The Columbus College of Art and Design is best known for producing artists of very high skill in a very high amount. Many allumni have worked for big name corporations, such as Disney, Pixar Studios, Victoria's Secret, and a multitude of other businesses ranging from animation to graphic design. The allumni are very loyal to CCAD and make trips back to CCAD for seminars and events.
It is a small private school so you get the individual attention from the instructors.
It has great ambitions, but is hopelessly misdirected in the newer world of art and technology.
The cost of the school is too high in my opinion. My parents are helping me pay for school, and when I was in High School the College told my parents I would get so much financial aid, and portfolio scholarships from them that my tuition would virtually be nothing. That is not the case. I am just hoping that I will graduate when I am supposed to, I was barely able to sign up for classes next semester.
Someone who is open to change and to other people. Everyone at an art school is already their own unique, special brand of person. You not only have to have a creative and open mind for art, but also to everyone around you. You would be surprised to find that art isn't the only thing that could inspire you, but the different people you meet here will be enough to inspire you to let go and become your own person as well. Everyone here is do wierd and unique that it makes it easier for others to open up.
Someone extremely conservative, close minded and non artistic/creative
Absolutely nothin! I have enjod my learning expereince here at CCAD
Small class sizes and class participation will help prepare you for presenting in a work setting. Art school is a totally different style of learning, but it's very valuable and A LOT of work!
There are the fine arts students, the animation students, and others. We notice the differences between the majors, but most people still have no problems interacting with other majors.
Ball or die.
- CCAD students are not all crazy... just some of them. - Fewer people are medicated than not, but most of the prescribed should be taking the meds!
- The CCAD community is mostly not gay, but it is an open environment, where gay people are less likely to be singled-out.
- CCAD actually does a fantastic job of preparing most of its students for the career world. However, I highly recommend choosing a design degree rather than fine art. You can find ways to incorporate your passions into your designs. If you like sculpture, do fashion design or industrial design. If you like illustration, do graphic design. Just sayin'!
- Many students at CCAD would struggle in a traditional collegiate setting b/c they learn differently than other people. The liberal arts courses are modified for CCAD students b/c taking studio and liberal arts courses at the same time is like training for a swim meet and sporadically being told to climb a mountain. Even if you're in peak physical condition, you're not acclimated to that specific sport.
- CCAD students are too pretentious too young. But they take pride in what they do, form solid opinions, and work really hard to follow their visions. Granted, it is still a college and there are some losers, druggies, and chumps, but that's not the norm.
They great! 97% of them are easy to comprehend and very helpful. They take the time to go over lessons and art demos with you and explain further if you don't understand it at first. A lot of the teachers will stay after hours for you and some even hold work groups near midterms and end of semesters. If anything, I think the teachers are some of the greatest parts of the school, and CCAD would be terrible without them. Except one philosophy teacher. He was terrible. . .
Mythology, Cafe Sketch for Animators
Study/work groups. Draw parties. Sometimes we get together to watch a new episode or movie. The gays are here and queer. There's a lot of fun workshops. Students like to go out to eat with each other. The froyo place near by closed though; we all mourn the passing of our good friend. . .
They range from and hour and 15min to three hours and 45min. Most classes are informative and easy to get through. Some classes drag on and you're stuck wondering what you're having for lunch/dinner. Alternatively, you do homework in a boring class.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
99% of students
attending Columbus College of Art and Design receive some sort of financial aid.
49% were awarded federal grants.
While 90% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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