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Academy of Art University
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  • Graduate School
  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA

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Academy of Art is a for-profit graduate school in San Francisco, California. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 3,565 graduate students. Of the 26 graduate programs offered at Academy of Art University, 25 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. 42% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
3,565
Part-Time Grad Students
1,480
Research Assistants
No data available  
Teaching Assistants
No data available  
Racial Diversity
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    51.6%
  • Unknown
    15.7%
  • White
    15.5%
  • African American
    5.8%
  • Hispanic
    5%
  • Asian
    4.5%
  • Multiracial
    1.3%
  • Native American
    0.4%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.3%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the students at this school?
Based on 45 responses
  • Driven
    20%
  • Down-to-earth
    7%
  • Friendly
    7%
  • Intellectual
    11%
  • Organized
    2%
  • Just trying to get through
    4%
  • Average
    2%
Poll
What word or phrase best describes your program?
Based on 45 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    11%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    16%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    22%
  • All of the above questions.
    11%
  • Competitive, creative, and intense
    4%
  • Creative and Experimental
    9%
  • Intense and supportive
    11%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
86%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 42 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 42 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 38 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your degree in total?
Based on 45 responses
  • Less than $25,000
    9%
  • $25,000 - $50,000
    16%
  • $50,000 - $75,000
    24%
  • $75,000 - $100,000
    27%
  • More than $100,000
    24%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 45 responses
  • Less than $50,000
    7%
  • $50,000 - $75,000
    7%
  • $75,000 - $100,000
    2%
  • $100,000 - $125,000
    2%
  • $125,000 - $150,000
    2%
  • Did not graduate yet
    80%
58%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 45 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Nightlife
    grade A+
Median Household Income
$127,066
National
$75,149
Median Rent
$2,175
National
$1,268
Median Home Value
$1,278,036
National
$281,900

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