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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Cornish College of the Arts is a private college located in Seattle, Washington. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 667 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Cornish College of the Arts acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include Drama and Theatre Production, Design and Visual Communications, and Dance. Graduating 48% of students, Cornish College of the Arts alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,500.
About Cornish College of the Arts...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1000 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121
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Cornish College of the Arts 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
60%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$34,021/ 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
    $31,805/ year
  • $30-48k
    $39,595/ year
  • $49-75k
    $41,006/ year
  • $76-110k
    $39,215/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,977/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
667Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
37%
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
79%
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
$27,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
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 College of the Arts Reviews

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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.
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Fine Arts department student here. The top three things that I think Cornish has to offer is student personal studio space , a good grounding in modern and contemporary art history, theory, and critique, and a diversity conscious and accepting student body and faculty. The bottom three things that I think keep me from rating Cornish higher are the Administration's inability to communicate effectively, the often dodgy way in which courses can morph from one thing into another, and a couple of instructors who are not good teachers. That being said, the vast majority of instructors are great; knowledgeable, thoughtful, and engaged in what the students are doing. Over arching this is Cornish's ability to offer a range of disciplines rather than just painting + drawing as is the case with various Universities. All in all, I would recommend Cornish and I'm still here, three years later, and planning on graduating next year.
Overall I have been very satisfied with Cornish College of the Arts! I am in the Visual Arts program and there is such a diverse range of opportunities to complete assignments in your own respective field. The food is alright, there is always a decent salad bar and fresh pizza. This is NOT a party school, check out UW for that one. Dorms are decently sized for 2 people.