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
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
Art Center College of Design is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1700 Lida St
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
81%
SAT Scores Range
ACT Scores Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Art Center College of Design

Cost

Net Price
$43,111/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $38,814/ year
  • $30-48k
    $43,153/ year
  • $49-75k
    $41,982/ year
  • $76-110k
    $49,316/ year
  • $110k+
    $48,137/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
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
1,578Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
38%
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 Art Center College of Design

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses

Art Center College of Design Reviews

273 reviews
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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.
Review Art Center College of Design
Given the average class size is 5 students to 1 teachers makes it far easier to communicate and get your point across during lesson time. It also provides one-on-one teaching which is effective if the student is a quite one like myself. The resources available to students, especially in the art studios, is unbelievable as this allows the students the opportunity to explore and create which broadens the creative horizons of the art students.
Art Center can be a great school if you make connections with your peers and teachers. It is also a good option if you need a push to get yourself to make the best work you can. That said, if you are already very self motivated, Art Center may not be worth all the money it costs. It should also be noted that although there can be a lot of diversity amongst the student body, the majority of professors are white men.