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Academy of Art University
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  • 4 Year
  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade C minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

79 NEW MONTGOMERY
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
From Academy of Art University

Established in 1929, Academy of Art University is the largest private accredited art and design school in the nation. Located in San Francisco, the epicenter of culture and technology, Academy of Art University has a diverse population of more than 16,000 students from around the world. Academy of Art University believes that all students interested in studying art and design should have the opportunity to do so, and its no-barrier admissions policy makes this possible. We welcome students from all over the world for our 30 programs and various degree levels.

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
No data available  
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$35,445 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,628 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
73%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 270 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 265 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 265 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
71
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
11
Online Associates Programs
27
Online Bachelor's Programs
33
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    37%
  • On Campus
    9%
  • Online
    54%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,882 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,242
Undergrads Over 25
43%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
  • Artistic
    53%
  • Outgoing
    27%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
67%
Poll
52%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 25 responses
Poll
40%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 25 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 184 responses
  • Tough but rewarding
    21%
  • Here you will find the tools to become great.
    19%
  • You HAVE to be passionate or you won't like it
    12%
  • Creativity and passion at its finest
    11%
  • Creative
    10%
  • The pursuit of happiness begins here.
    9%
  • Your wallet matters
    5%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%

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