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ArtCenter College of Design
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  • 4 Year
  • PASADENA, CA

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Report Card

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

About

1700 LIDA ST
PASADENA, CA 91103
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From ArtCenter College of Design

A passionate community of dreamers, makers and doers, we are located in the creative capital of Greater Los Angeles and pride ourselves on a simple mission: “Learn to Create. Influence Change.”

We attract creatives from across the globe who are interested in pursuing diverse art and design disciplines. And our alumni go on to create works you already know and love—everything from your favorite show on Netflix to the car you drive. Our faculty of more than 450 practicing artists and designers help students build the skills they need to strengthen their creative voice.

We offer BFA programs in Creative Direction, Film, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration and Photography and Imaging and BS programs in Entertainment Design, Interaction Design, Product Design, Spatial Experience Design, and Transportation Design. Applications are accepted fall, spring, summer with priority dates and rolling admission thereafter. Connect with us to learn about scholarship opportunities.

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ArtCenter 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

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$47,878 / 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
$18,346 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
55%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 17 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 26 responses
35%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 26 responses

Majors

The First Year Immersion Program

At ArtCenter, you can begin your undergraduate education before you’ve determined the major that best fits your passions. In the First Year Immersion program, you can join other undecided majors as you develop your creative skills, broaden your critical perspectives of the world, and discover the focus and specialization (and major!) that will allow you to flourish in your creative practices.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    100%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,600 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
312
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
No data available  
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Busy
    47%
  • Inspired
    37%
  • Fraudulent
    5%
  • Outgoing
    5%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 16 responses

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