Tuition & Fees

$42,008

$42,008

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1
9

teacher

students

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Admissions Data Not Reported

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Private (nonprofit)

1,915

undergraduate students

218

graduate students

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School Facts

Art Center College of Design, founded in 1930, is a private institution. Its 175-acre campus is located near Pasadena's Rose Bowl.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,133
Established in 1930
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Pasadena, CA

175-acre, suburban campus in Pasadena (population: 142,059), 10 miles from Los Angeles. Major airport, bus, and train serve Los Angeles; major airport also serves Burbank (15 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Art Center College of Design
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, CA 91103

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Campus Life

yes
Students may have cars on campus

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Standardized test scores

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Tom Stern
Vice President, Admissions
P: 626 396-2373
F: 626 795-0578
admissions@artcenter.edu

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Advertising
Art
Entertainment Design
Environmental Design
Film
Fine Arts
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design
Interaction Design
Media Design
Photography/Imaging
Product Design
Transportation Design
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Undergraduate

90%

1,915
students

Female
50%
964

Male
50%
951

Graduate

10%

218
students

Female
45%
99

Male
55%
119

undergraduateFull-time

84%

1,613
students

Female
51%
820

Male
49%
793

undergraduatePart-time

16%

302
students

Female
48%
144

Male
52%
158

Student Break-down

27%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
36%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
18%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
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