Tuition & Fees

$44,778

$44,778

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
43%
500-599
29%
400-499
21%
300-399
7%
700-800
7%
600-699
14%
500-599
43%
400-499
29%
300-399
7%
700-800
0
600-699
23%
500-599
54%
400-499
15%
300-399
8%
30-36
25%
24-29
25%
18-23
38%
12-17
12%
30-36
0
24-29
38%
18-23
37%
12-17
25%
30-36
0
24-29
50%
18-23
50%
12-17
0
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undergraduateRatios

38%

62%

male

female

1
9

teacher

students

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Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 326
Declined + 26
Total Received 352
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Private (nonprofit)

338

undergraduate students

168

graduate students

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School Facts

The San Francisco Art Institute, founded in 1871, is a private non-profit fine arts college. Its four-acre campus is located in the Russian Hill district of San Francisco.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 506
Established in 1871
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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San Francisco, CA

Four-acre, urban campus in San Francisco (population: 837,442). Served by air, bus, and train; other airport serves Oakland (20 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
34%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
87%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
43%
500-599
29%
400-499
21%
300-399
7%
700-800
7%
600-699
14%
500-599
43%
400-499
29%
300-399
7%
700-800
0
600-699
23%
500-599
54%
400-499
15%
300-399
8%
30-36
25%
24-29
25%
18-23
38%
12-17
12%
30-36
0
24-29
38%
18-23
37%
12-17
25%
30-36
0
24-29
50%
18-23
50%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted no
Application deadline February 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Recommended

Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 326
Declined + 26
Total Received 352

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Particular talent/ability

Important

Recommendations
Secondary school record

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Interview
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Mark Campbell
Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs
P: 415 749-4500
F: 415 749-4592
admissions@sfai.edu

Cost

Tuition $43,908
Room & board $11,106
Additional fees $870
Books & supplies $1,854
Total $57,738
Average Financial Aid - $15,441
Total with Avg. Aid $42,297

Financial Aid

53%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$15,441

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $324,296
State $114,051
Institutional $2,355,759
Other external $193,683
Total $2,987,789

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external
Total

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art/Technology
Film
History/Theory of Contemporary Art
Museum/Exhibition Studies
New Genres
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Studio Art
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Undergraduate

67%

338
students

Female
62%
209

Male
38%
129

Graduate

33%

168
students

Female
65%
109

Male
35%
59

undergraduateFull-time

92%

312
students

Female
62%
191

Male
38%
121

undergraduatePart-time

8%

26
students

Female
70%
18

Male
30%
8

Student Break-down

20%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
9%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

83%

Transfer applicants accepted

34%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

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

70%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 22
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Mexico
South Korea
Taiwan
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Colleen Mulvey
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
415 351-3508
cmulvey@sfai.edu

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