Tuition & Fees

$43,190

$43,190

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
29%
500-599
38%
400-499
29%
700-800
8%
600-699
8%
500-599
47%
400-499
33%
300-399
4%
700-800
4%
600-699
25%
500-599
46%
400-499
21%
300-399
4%
24-29
42%
18-23
50%
12-17
8%
24-29
42%
18-23
50%
12-17
8%
24-29
42%
18-23
25%
12-17
33%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 368
Declined + 195
Total Received 563
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Private (nonprofit)

412

undergraduate students

187

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 599
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
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
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
4%
600-699
29%
500-599
38%
400-499
29%
700-800
8%
600-699
8%
500-599
47%
400-499
33%
300-399
4%
700-800
4%
600-699
25%
500-599
46%
400-499
21%
300-399
4%
24-29
42%
18-23
50%
12-17
8%
24-29
42%
18-23
50%
12-17
8%
24-29
42%
18-23
25%
12-17
33%

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 no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Recommended

Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 368
Declined + 195
Total Received 563

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

Elizabeth O'Brien
Vice President of Enrollment
P: 800 345-SFAI
F: 415 749-4592
admissions@sfai.edu

Cost

Tuition $42,220
Room & board $10,400
Additional fees $970
Books & supplies $1,764
Total $55,354
Average Financial Aid - $28,702
Total with Avg. Aid $26,652

Financial Aid

58%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$28,702

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $837,774
State $400,352
Institutional $5,402,286
Other external $131,596
Total $6,772,008

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

69%

412
students

Female
59%
243

Male
41%
169

Graduate

31%

187
students

Female
64%
119

Male
36%
68

undergraduateFull-time

93%

385
students

Female
59%
226

Male
41%
159

undergraduatePart-time

7%

27
students

Female
63%
17

Male
37%
10

Student Break-down

17%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Hispanic/Latino
46%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

83%

Transfer applicants accepted

40%

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 Not Required/Recommended
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
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