Cranbrook Academy of Art

PO Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Cranbrook Academy of Art is the fabled graduate-only program in architecture, art and design that gave birth to American modernism. From Eero Saarinen to Charles and Ray Eames to Jun Kaneko to Nick Cave, Cranbrook's unique curriculum-free, studio-based program is anchored by ten celebrated Artists- and Designers-in-Residence, all of whom live and practice alongside 150 students on our extraordinary historic campus.

At Cranbrook Academy of Art, students are invited to study and live on our Saarinen-designed campus, which features: private studios, state-of-the art workshops, a renowned Art Museum and 300 acres of forests, lakes and streams, all a short drive from the dynamic emerging art scene of Detroit. The focus at Cranbrook is on studio practice in one of ten disciplines including Architecture, 2D and 3D Design, Ceramics, Fiber, Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Print Media, and Sculpture. The program is anchored by our exceptional Artists- and Designers-in-Residence, one for each discipline, all of whom live and practice on campus. Dozens of internationally acclaimed artists, critics, curators and gallerists visit each semester to supplement the individualized instruction, critiques, and mentoring of the Artists-in-Residence and our Critical Studies Fellow. There simply is no other school—no other place—like this, as the extraordinary history of the Academy suggests. Not only are we ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top ten places to study art and design in the United States, we are also the highest producer of student Fulbright scholars per capita in the U.S., and that’s just the beginning. If you have an undergraduate degree and are ready for a uniquely stimulating environment, we invite you to apply.

DEGREES OFFERED: MFA, M. Arch
ACCREDITATION: NASAD, NCACS
MAJORS OFFERED:

2D Design**
3D Design**
Architecture**
Ceramics**
Fiber**

 

Metalsmithing**
Painting**
Photography**
Print Media**
Sculpture**

** GRADUATE ONLY

GRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE 2015-2016
FULL-TIME DEPENDENT  
TUITION $ 0
MANDATORY FEES 0
BOOKS & SUPPLIES 0
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD N/A
OFF-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 0
OTHER
FINANCIAL AID 2014-2015 FULL-TIME FRESHMEN
Cranbrook Academy of Art does not have undergraduate programs, so no undergraduate financial aid is reported.
ACCEPTANCE RATE: N/A

Acceptance Rate = The percentage of students admitted out of applications received in a given year.

ATTENDANCE RATE: N/A

Attendance Rate (also know as yield) = The percentage of admitted students who enroll in a given year.

ENROLLMENT: FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE FTE1 = 152

UNDERGRADUATE

FULL-TIME 152
PART-TIME 0

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
APPLICATION: Required
ONLINE APPLICATION: Required
HOME EXAM: N/A
INTERVIEW: Recommended
ESSAY: Required
SAT / ACT: N/A
PORTFOLIO: Required

TRANSCRIPTS

HIGH SCHOOL: N/A
COLLEGE: Required
FACULTY: 2015-2016

FACULTY FTE1 = 10

FULL-TIME 10
PART-TIME 0
 

STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: FALL 2015
15.20 TO 1
FTE STUDENTS PER FTE FACULTY1

RETENTION

FRESHMAN RETENTION2

FALL 2013 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2014
67%
 
FALL 2014 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2015
72%

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE2

FALL 2008 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
0%
 
FALL 2009 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
0%

GRADUATE ETHNICITY

FALL 2015

THIS DATA IS NOT COLLECTED.

GRADUATE GENDER DISTRIBUTION

FALL 2015

THIS DATA IS NOT AVAILABLE.

NEW STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION3

FALL 2015

THIS DATA IS NOT AVAILABLE.

OTHER PROGRAMS

N/A

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

N/A

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc. NOTE 2: Retention and graduation rates for Art Center College of Design are calculated using the entire new student population entering Spring, Summer, and Fall terms (including a large population of transfer students), and not only "First-Time, Full-Time Freshmen" as required by the U.S. Department of Education. Thus these numbers are different than the retention and graduation reported to the U.S. Department of Education. NOTE 3: Geographic distribution is reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. NOTE 4: Includes all institutional scholarships and grants, but does not include College Work Study or third party awards. NOTE 5: Data presented is drawn from the most recent school year available. NOTE 6: All $-amounts are shown in US dollars. Canadian $-amounts were converted to US dollars using exchange rate at the time the data were collected ($1 Canadian = $0.70 US).