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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. The most popular graduate school programs at Academy of Art University are Web Page and Digital Design, Computer Graphics, and Engineering Technology. 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 students at your school?
Based on 17 responses
  • Driven
    24%
  • Down-to-earth
    18%
  • Intellectual
    18%
  • Organized
    6%
  • Creative
    35%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 17 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    12%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    35%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    24%
  • Creative and Experimental
    18%
  • Intense and supportive
    12%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
76%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 17 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 17 responses
Poll
53%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 17 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 17 responses
  • $100K+
    29%
  • $75K-$100K
    35%
  • $50K-$75K
    29%
  • $25K-$50K
    6%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 17 responses
  • $75K-$100K
    6%
  • $50-$75K
    18%
  • <$50K
    6%
  • Did not graduate yet
    71%
59%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 17 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
$166,937
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$2,370
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$1,639,722
National
$217,500

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