B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Art Center College of Design is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, CA 91103

Art Center College of Design Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$43,814/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $39,844/ year
  • $30-48k
    $38,426/ year
  • $49-75k
    $42,927/ year
  • $76-110k
    $50,409/ year
  • $110k+
    $54,270/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
20%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,649Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
29%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Busy
    50%
  • Inspired
    50%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
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I believe with transparency, punctuality, problem solving skills, project mange, Capability to work with team and social work. I am a positive thinker, open-minded and free to accept others responsibility to take a reasonable decision. I have also willingness to learn new ideas and technical knowledge.
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With great professors and academics, ArtCenter provides an excellent platform to learn a lot about how the real designer-client world works. The workload is rigorous and does make life monotonous after a while. I wish they had better student activities and sports. They do have an amazing return on graduation though so overall it's an amazing college.
One of the top industrial design schools in the United States. Their curriculum prepares students for the real industrial world in every aspect of design. Product design, transportation design, advertising, entertainment, etc. Their focus of study is intense and intensive.