Tuition & Fees

$43,416

$43,416

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Admissions Data Not Reported

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Private (nonprofit)

2,005

undergraduate students

246

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 4009
ACT 0164

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,251
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)

Pasadena, CA

175-acre, suburban campus in Pasadena (population: 142,059), 10 miles from Los Angeles. Major airport, bus, and train serve Los Angeles; major airport also serves Burbank (15 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

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

Campus Life

yes
Students may have cars on campus
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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

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

Tom Stern
Vice President, Admissions
P: 626 396-2373
F: 626 795-0578
admissions@artcenter.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 626 396-2215
F: 626 396-4298
financialaid@artcenter.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Victoria Amezcua
Managing Director, Financial Aid
victoria.amezcua@artcenter.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Advertising
Art
Entertainment Design
Environmental Design
Film
Fine Arts
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design
Interaction Design
Media Design
Photography/Imaging
Product Design
Transportation Design
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Programs Offered

  • Independent study
  • Internships

2,251

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

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 Break-down

30%
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

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

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

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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