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Tuition

$40,480

$40,480

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 365
Declined + 85
Total Received 450
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undergraduateRatios

51%

49%

male

female

1  :  9

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Illustration
  2. Graphic Design
  3. Photography
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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 1,869
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)

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Codes

SAT 4009
ACT 0164

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

1,657

undergraduate students

212

graduate students

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Test Scores

Not Reported

Pasadena, CA

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Pasadena, CA

175-acre suburban campus in Pasadena (population: 138,101), 10 miles from Los Angeles. Major airport, bus, and train serve Los Angeles; major airport 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

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 365
Declined + 85
Total Received 450

Admissions Contact

Kit Baron
Vice President of Admissions
P: 626 396-2373
F: 626 795-0578
admissions@artcenter.edu

Cost

Tuition $35,980
Additional fees $500
Books & supplies $4,000
Total $40,480
Average Financial Aid - $26,336
Total with Avg. Aid $14,144

Financial Aid

$26,336

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,779,539
State $2,032,723
Institutional $11,101,878
Other external $135,250
Total $17,049,390

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external
Total

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Advertising
Broadcast Cinema
Entertainment Design
Environmental Design
Film
Fine Arts
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design
Media Design
Photography
Product Design
Transportation Design
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Undergraduate

89%

1,657
students

Female
49%
809

Male
51%
848

Graduate

11%

212
students

Female
40%
85

Male
60%
127

undergraduateFull-time

87%

1,443
students

Female
50%
715

Male
50%
728

undergraduatePart-time

13%

214
students

Female
44%
94

Male
56%
120

Student Break-down

21%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
35%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
24%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

84%

Transfer applicants accepted

53%

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

70

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
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

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

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Hong Kong
Japan
South Korea
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kit Baron
Vice President, Admissions
626 396-2373
kit.baron@artcenter.edu

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