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Tuition & Fees

$37,830

$37,830

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 432
Declined + 102
Total Received 534
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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

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 2,045
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

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Private (nonprofit)

1,824

undergraduate students

221

graduate students

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Test Scores

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Pasadena, CA

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Pasadena, CA

175-acre, suburban campus in Pasadena (population: 139,731), 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

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 432
Declined + 102
Total Received 534

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

Kit Baron
Vice President of Admissions
P: 626 396-2373
F: 626 396-4298
admissions@artcenter.edu

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Majors

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

89%

1,824
students

Female
50%
904

Male
50%
920

Graduate

11%

221
students

Female
42%
93

Male
58%
128

undergraduateFull-time

86%

1,578
students

Female
51%
791

Male
49%
787

undergraduatePart-time

14%

246
students

Female
46%
113

Male
54%
133

Student Break-down

27%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
35%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
20%
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

91%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

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

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Indonesian
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 of Admissions
626 396-2373
kit.baron@artcenter.edu

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