Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, CA

Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$43,416

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Selective

Admissions Data Not Reported

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Private

2,005

undergraduate students

246

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,251
Established in 1930
Coeducational Coeducational

175-acre, suburban campus in Pasadena (population: 142,647), 10 miles from Los Angeles. Major airport, bus, and train serve Los Angeles; major airport also serves Burbank (15 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Los Angeles
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Burbank Bob Hope

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

Top Organizations

  • ACSG
  • Christian Fellowship
  • Stop Motion Club
  • Art Center Business Club
  • Fine Art Society

Top Events

  • Late Night Breakfast
  • All Campus BBQ
  • The Annual
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Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50

Selective

Not Reported

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability

Important

character/personal qualities
academic GPA
class rank
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
first generation
geographical residence
recommendation(s)
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 51
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

57%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,464

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $42,816
Additional fees $600
Books & supplies $4,000
Total $47,416
Average Financial Aid - $5,464
Total with Avg. Aid $41,952
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Majors

Assc. Bach.
Advertising
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial and Advertising Art
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Engineering-Related Fields, Other
Environmental Design/Architecture
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Game and Interactive Media Design
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial and Product Design
Interior Design
Intermedia/Multimedia
Photography
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Programs Offered

  • Independent study
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad

2,251

total students

68%

in-state

32%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

2,005
students

Female
54%
1,081

Male
46%
924

11%

246
students

Female
48%
118

Male
52%
128

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

1,717
students

Female
55%
943

Male
45%
774

15%

288
students

Female
48%
138

Male
52%
150

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 80%
Student 4 year graduation rate 24%
Student 5 year graduation rate 34%
Student 6 year graduation rate 10%

Student Break-down

31%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
33%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
16%
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

172

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

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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