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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
Cornish College of the Arts is a private college located in Seattle, Washington. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 617 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Cornish College of the Arts acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Drama and Theatre Production, Design and Visual Communications, and Dance. Graduating 59% of students, Cornish College of the Arts alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,900.
1000 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121
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Cornish College of the Arts Rankings

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Cornish the Arts Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$35,079/ 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
$21,182/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.16 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.16 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 responses
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Majors

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
    4%
  • On Campus
    96%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
617Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
8
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Hipster
    67%
  • Underground
    17%
  • Welcoming
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
Poll
89%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.18 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Proffesional
    50%
  • Personal
    33%
  • Experimental
    17%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses
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Cornish is a welcoming art school full of musical variation as well as artistic freedom. I admire the constant updates about recitals, and I enjoy the relaxed vibe of the artists here. Art departments range from an oriental drum room to theater and film majors.

I would prefer better chefs in the cafeteria though since the food isn’t anything special. I would also like to see more publicity involving Cornish culture rather than this one isolated block in Seattle Center. It’s as divided as a Chinatown, needs more promo!
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Cornish truly is a nurturing environment, this school, based on my experience, is definitely more for individuals who are willing to work really hard, are creative and forward thinking. The faculty is beyond amazing and are successful artists outside of their careers in higher education. Expensive, yes, but like most art schools, you get what you put into this place. I feel transfer student tend to do better because they’re used to the work load. Where as fresh out of high school students seem to struggle more. This place isn’t very diverse so as a person of color this can at times it can be tough. However I can definitely say I do not regret coming here. I’m very happy with my education, school but important what my school stands for and the support you get from the faculty no matter how crazy your creative ideas are.
Cornish College of the Arts isn't like other Arts schools, it allows artists to practice their craft and perfect it with fellow artists. The teachers are artists themselves so they know how to teach students in a way that can help them be successful in whatever they want to do. Not to mention, Cornish is in the heart of Seattle, and its buildings are clean; making its student life quite nice! Choosing Cornish was an easy choice when the school and its people are so accepting and welcome you with open arms.