Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD)

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Columbus College of Art and Design can be found in Columbus, OH, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over a thousand students are enrolled at CCAD.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 970 (25th percentile) to 1220 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 18 (25th percentile) to 24 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants that get into this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the CCAD average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.25 for accepted students. CCAD accepts roughly 90 percent of applicants. Of those that are admitted, around 37 percent continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall CCAD Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Columbus College of Art and Design was reported as 92.8% in Fall 2020 with over 779 applications submitted to CCAD. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • CCAD ACT Scores: 18 - 24
  • CCAD Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Columbus College of Art and Design?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Columbus College of Art and Design, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Columbus College of Art and Design has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 79.2%
  • 2017-2018: 72.5%
  • 2018-2019: 88.5%
  • 2019-2020: 92.8%
  • Projected CCAD Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 80.1%

How Does CCAD Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Columbus College of Art and Design is sixty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Mount Carmel College of Nursing73.6%
Capital University72.1%
Ohio Dominican University83.9%
Otterbein University80.2%
Ohio Wesleyan University67.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to CCAD (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 630
Math460 - 590
Total Score970 - 1220
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 25
Math16 - 24
Composite Score18 - 24
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