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Laguna College of Art and Design

Laguna Beach, CA

At A Glance

Main Address

2222 Laguna Canyon Rd

Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1136

www.lcad.edu

Admission Office

2222 Laguna Canyon Road

Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1136

(949) 376-6000

Fax : (949) 715-8084

admissions@lcad.edu

Contact : Christopher Brown

Vice President of Enrollment Management

Type of School

Small

Private

college of art

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Code: 7248

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 784

In-State Tuition : $32,600.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $32,600.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : May 15

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jun 30

SAT subject score report due : Jun 30

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : Mar 2

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 12 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's degrees

Returning for sophomore year : 78.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Visual and Performing Arts : 100.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Communications Technologies & Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects B C M

Visual & Performing Arts
Commercial and Advertising Art B C
Design and Visual Communications, General B C
Digital Arts B C
Drawing B C M
Fine/Studio Arts, General B C M
Game and Interactive Media Design B C M
Graphic Design B C
Illustration B C
Painting B C M
Visual and Performing Arts, General B C M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Internships

Cooperative Education

Double Major

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Independent Study

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Computer Services

26 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Computer repair service available on campus

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : School and student gallery

Geographic Location : 50 miles from Los Angeles, 75 miles from San Diego.

Small City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 784

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : --

Degree-seeking undergrads : 784

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 25

Full time students average age : 25

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Black African American : 2.0%

Asian : 18.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 21.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 1.0%

White : 49.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 4.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Very strong student government promoting activities on and off campus. Many art-related social gatherings.

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 50.0%

Housing Options

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $600.00

Housing deposit due : May 15

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Personal counseling

Veteran's counselor

Employment services for undergraduates

Placement services for graduates

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Financial aid counseling

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Pre-admission summer program

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Tutoring

Writing center

Study skills assistance

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

N

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

N

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

N

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

N

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 434

Admitted : 349

Enrolled : 139

Less selective 80.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Talent/Ability

Important

Academic GPA

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Volunteer Work

Considered

Application Essay

Standardized Test Scores

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required for some: SAT or ACT

SAT score use policy

Please contact college for information about its use of SAT scores

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

State high school equivalency certificate

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Academic record and overall merit of portfolio. Applicants should contact their admissions counselor or visit our website for major-specific portfolio guidelines.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

From the college: A score of “4” or better is required for all English and Art History. For all other AP subjects, a score of “3” or better is acceptable. Because of the specialized nature of the studio programs, advanced placement of studio credit is not accepted.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

0

2

English

0

2

Math

0

2

Science

0

2

Social Studies

0

2

Foreign Language

0

2

Academic Electives

0

2

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Christopher Brown

Financial aid office phone : (949) 376-6000

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,358.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Art

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Art

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

External finance company

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$32,600.00

$32,600.00

$32,600.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$32,600.00

$32,600.00

$32,600.00

Room only:

$10,500.00

$16,580.00

$8,780.00

Books and supplies:

$1,971.00

$1,971.00

$1,971.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$10,519.00

$3,996.00

$3,564.00

Transportation expenses:

$864.00

$1,278.00

$1,134.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$56,454.00

$56,425.00

$48,049.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$56,454.00

$56,425.00

$48,049.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 9

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 3.3

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 65

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 65

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Standardized Test Scores

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 164

Transfers admitted percentage: 85.0%

Transfers admitted: 141

Transfers enrolled percentage: 51.0%

Transfers enrolled: 85

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 85.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 15.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

College fairs/transfer recruitment on campus

Special Requirements

A transfer portfolio is required for any studio coursework that is transferred in.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $32,600.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $10,500.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $16,580.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,358.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 6

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 79

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

International Student Adviser