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MICA students are academically gifted, artistically talented, well-rounded men and women. Entering students combine high academic achievement with strong visual art portfolios. Many freshmen have already been recognized through national awards and scholarships before they arrive. They also are class valedictorians, award-winning athletes, accomplished musicians, student leaders, dancers, poets, actors. They are high-performing independent spirits who are rewarded for challenging conventions. MICA regularly enrolls a high percentage of ARTS Presidential Scholars, Scholastic Art Gold Portfolio Winners, Gates Millenium Scholars, and Marie Walsh Sharpe scholarship recipients. The SAT scores of entering freshmen are 222 points above the national average. And 45 percent of MICA students come from beyond the mid-Atlantic and Northeast United States-this is truly a national college.

1,820 undergraduates
380 graduates
from 48 states, 52 foreign countries
98% traditional college age
99% full time
69% female
31% male
32% minorities
22% international students
85% residential

High schools:
26% from private high schools
8% from arts magnet high schools
66% from public high schools

Programs of study:
40% fine arts majors
60% design & media arts majors