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Southern California Institute of Architecture
  • Graduate School
  • LOS ANGELES, CA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

The school has developed a four-phase plan for the SCI-Arc community to return safely and systematically to campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Phase 1—began on March 16, 2020 with the closure of the SCI-Arc campus and the implementation of remote learning. Learn More

About

Address
960 EAST 3RD STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90013
Telephone
(213) 356-5320
From Southern California Institute of Architecture

Since it first opened in 1972, SCI-Arc has been relentlessly expanding and raising its ambitions. The scope of what SCI-Arc represents and offers to the world should keep multiplying. In our globalized era, design matters like never before, and we have the capacity to astonish the world by showing it all the different ways in which design can transform it.
The ethical questions of architecture are poignant for an institute so dedicated to innovation. It isn’t hyperbole to posit that the very existence of architecture as a profession and as a way of thinking and knowing is at stake. Architecture needs its own heroes, but more importantly the world needs architects to take on that position and to conjure images of what the future might become. We experiment and keep taking risks to remake the real.
Architecture is an act of optimism. We look forward to your contributions to this collective, evolving form of knowledge that is SCI-Arc.

Upcoming Events

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Deadline for International Students
January 15
Admissions Website
Application Fee
$85

Scholarship

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Master of Science in Architectural Technologies

SCI-Arc’s Architectural Technologies program formalizes connections between advanced topics in computational research alongside the rapidly developing innovations in platform applications, game engines, machine vision, and AI.

Applying

Acceptance Rate
No data available  
Total Graduate Students
251
GRE
Accepted
GMAT
No data available  
LSAT
No data available  
MCAT
No data available  
TOEFL
Required
IELTS
Required
Application Website
Interview Required
No
Personal Statement Required
Yes
Academic Transcripts Required
Yes
Application Fee Waivers Available
Yes
Letters of Recommendation Required
3

Academics

Part-time Classes Available
No data available  
Weekend Classes Available
No data available  
Evening Classes Available
No data available  
Poll
100%
of students took their classes full time. 3 responses
100%
of students completed the program in the time they expected. 3 responses
67%
of students agree the program difficulty was manageable. 3 responses
67%
of students agree that the online courses were positive experiences. 3 responses

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
251
Part-Time Grad Students
1
Research Assistants
No data available  
Teaching Assistants
26
Racial Diversity
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    60.6%
  • White
    22.1%
  • Hispanic
    6.2%
  • Asian
    5.9%
  • Multiracial
    2.2%
  • African American
    1.3%
  • Unknown
    1.3%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.3%
  • Native American
    0%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 3 responses
  • Driven
    67%
  • Intellectual
    33%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 3 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    100%

Professors

Poll
100%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 3 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 3 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 3 responses

Tuition & Financial Aid

In-State Tuition
$46,878 / year
Out-of-State Tuition
$46,878 / year
Students Receiving Financial Aid
No data available  
Average Total Aid Awarded
No data available  
Work Study Program Available
Yes
Teaching/Research Fellowship Available
Yes

Campus Resources

International Students Office
Yes
Disability Services
Yes
Veterans Services
Yes
Childcare Services
No
100%
of students agree they had access to good mental health resources. 3 responses
67%
of students agree the program offered accessible childcare. 3 responses
0%
of students agree they felt supported as an international student. 3 responses
0%
of students agree they felt supported as a veteran. 3 responses

Outcomes

Average Salary After Graduation
No data available  
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
No data available  
Poll
100%
of students are confident they will graduate. 3 responses
Poll
67%
of students are confident they will find a job after graduation. 3 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 3 responses
  • $100K+
    33%
  • $75K-$100K
    33%
  • $50K-$75K
    33%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 3 responses
  • Did not graduate yet
    100%
33%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 3 responses

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Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A+
Median Household Income
$59,677
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,710
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$660,596
National
$217,500

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