Maine College of Art (MECA)

Portland, ME

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Maine College of Art

Maine College of Art

Maine College of Art Student Essentials

Maine College of Art Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.meca.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $30,110
Out-of-State Tuition: $30,110
Retention Rate: 75%
Enrollment: 411
Year Established: 1882

About MECA

The Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine, aims to provide the groundwork for creative entrepreneurship to tackle the issues of tomorrow. The school believes that artists, their understanding of the world and ability to innovate are keys to solving the problems of our time.

To promote individual growth, the college offers opportunities for students to become involved in student life. Experiential learning programs and engagement in cultural, educational, social and recreational activities are encouraged so that students can enhance their education by developing self-governing leadership skills.

The campus is a vibrant hub of activity. Activities like outdoor excursions, guest artist lectures, movie nights, ping pong tournaments and midnight pancake breakfasts allow students the opportunity to not only grow, but have fun and meet others with similar interests.

The academics offered at Maine College include BFA, MA and Art Education degrees. Artists can pursue studies in a variety of mediums, including:

  • Ceramics
  • Metalsmithing and Jewelry
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Woodworking and Furniture Design

The college strives to make education accessible to all students by providing financial aid to a large portion of its student body through federal, state and institutional programs.

Each year, a full-tuition scholarship is awarded to a high school student who demonstrates exceptional artistic and academic excellence. A number of other scholarships are available to students who apply.

Students may apply to the school at any time, as it determines admissions on a rolling basis. To begin the enrollment process, you must fill out an application on the school’s website.

MECA Location

Maine College of Art
522 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101


Getting Around MECA

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Portland, ME

Winter
Dec
37
20
Jan
31
13
Feb
35
17
Spring
Mar
42
25
Apr
53
35
May
64
44
Summer
Jun
73
54
Jul
79
59
Aug
78
58
Fall
Sep
70
50
Oct
59
39
Nov
48
31

MECA Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 369
Freshman Class 83
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 411

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 2%
  • Caucasian: 82%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 11%
Latino 3%
African American 2%
Caucasian 82%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 11%

Undergraduate 90%
Graduate 10%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 74%
Men 26%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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