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Cornish College of the Arts
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  • 4 Year
  • SEATTLE, WA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

The 2020-21 academic year at Cornish will be taught in a hybrid-mode, with in-person, and online classes. The College is committed to assuring the health and safety of all on our campuses. This link is for information about all facets of our of operations, from classroom protocols, housing/meal plans, student support, etc. https://www.cornish.edu/reopening-for-fall-2020-what-you-need-to-know/ Learn More

Report Card

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

About

1000 LENORA STREET
SEATTLE, WA 98121
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From Cornish College of the Arts

Founded in 1914, Cornish College of the Arts offers Bachelor degrees in the performing and visual arts.

The College’s founder Nellie Cornish, and the many teaching artists who have followed her, believed in education through exposure to all of the arts. This approach continues to inform the College’s curricula and community involvement today. Our holistic approach to education promotes experimentation, discovery, and innovation, giving artists the creative intelligence they need to thrive in their disciplines and beyond. We have been inspiring artistic and academic excellence for more than 100 years.

The mission of Cornish College of the Arts is to provide students aspiring to become practicing artists with an educational program of the highest possible quality, in an environment that nurtures creativity and intellectual curiosity, while preparing them to contribute to society as artists, citizens, and innovators.

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Cornish College of the Arts Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
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Cost

Net Price
$39,093 / 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
$18,834 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 16 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 17 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 17 responses

Majors

Design: Animation, Illustration, Graphic Design

Our Design program is founded on a simple idea: Design can make the world better. Whether you become an Illustrator or Animator, a Graphic Designer or Game Art Designer, your work can make the complex understandable—it can create beauty, delve into ugliness, inspire people, calm or confront them. Your work can create worlds, or can make the world better—for everyone.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
584 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
18
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
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Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
  • Hipster
    57%
  • Outgoing
    14%
  • Underground
    14%
  • Welcoming
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
78%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 13 responses
Poll
89%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 19 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
  • Proffesional
    43%
  • Experimental
    29%
  • Personal
    29%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
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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