C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    D
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
San Francisco Art Institute is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
800 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94133
Website

Admissions

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Test Scores and GPA for San Francisco Art Institute

Cost

Net Price
$42,733/ 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
    $35,101/ year
  • $30-48k
    $32,458/ year
  • $49-75k
    $38,822/ year
  • $76-110k
    $40,335/ year
  • $110k+
    $46,904/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.10 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.7 responses
86%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.7 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
430Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Creative
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.9 responses
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After San Francisco Art Institute

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$24,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
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San Francisco Art Institute Reviews

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SFAI is very diverse and has a lot of different types of artists. I love how they let you use ALL the facilities even if its not your major or even if you don't take any classes in the subject. All the studios are available to all students. There are some amazing teachers and there are some okay teachers. You just gotta ask around to see who's good. It also depends on what type of learner you are. Some people do well with tough critique and harsher feedback and others do well with more encouragement and suggestions. I really like the general vibe of the school. The cafe isn't great, only serves a few options every day. Its not buffet style. The students are great, super cool and funny. All kinds of people.
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It's about a 30 minute walk from the school. Kind of expensive, quite small. The rooms themselves are nice but the basement/kitchen are super gross. There are two dorms on different blocks. One of the dorms, the laundry in the basement doesn't work well. But at the same time it's fun to be somewhere with all of your friends around and everyone is a student at the school. I definitely think it's a good idea to be in the dorms when you start. You meet people and get to be more social. But after a while most people choose to get an apartment.
I am happy with my program. I would do it all over again, but maybe the second time it would be a little less painful. I want to learn continuously! My career goals are to collaborate. I am interested in CRG organization at Berkeley, and exploring Stanford. I really believe in the value of creative and artistic perspectives. I want to promote, acknowledge, and appreciate art by continuing to re-think and re-shape it's role in the community. I want to highlight artist's strengths and valuable assets they generously give to society. One of my goals is to be an advocate for art and artists.