Tuition & Fees

$46,534

$46,534

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
33%
500-599
45%
400-499
11%
700-800
11%
600-699
22%
500-599
45%
400-499
22%
700-800
0
600-699
23%
500-599
54%
400-499
15%
300-399
8%
30-36
40%
24-29
20%
18-23
20%
12-17
20%
30-36
20%
18-23
60%
12-17
20%
30-36
20%
24-29
40%
18-23
40%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 333
Declined + 18
Total Received 351
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Private (nonprofit)

275

undergraduate students

106

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Photography
  2. Painting
  3. Film
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Codes

SAT 4036
ACT 0186

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Location

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 381
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: 884,363). 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
35%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
79%
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
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
33%
500-599
45%
400-499
11%
700-800
11%
600-699
22%
500-599
45%
400-499
22%
700-800
0
600-699
23%
500-599
54%
400-499
15%
300-399
8%
30-36
40%
24-29
20%
18-23
20%
12-17
20%
30-36
20%
18-23
60%
12-17
20%
30-36
20%
24-29
40%
18-23
40%

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 Not used

Not Selective

94%

acceptance rate

Accepted 333
Declined + 18
Total Received 351

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Particular talent/ability

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations
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 and Marketing
P: 415 749-4500
F: 415 749-4592
admissions@sfai.edu

Financial Aid

47%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$17,954

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $45,664
Room $11,650
Board $4,059
Additional fees $870
Books & supplies $1,917
Total $64,160
Average Financial Aid - $17,954
Total with Avg. Aid $46,206

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $326,242
State $118,204
Institutional $2,536,644
Other external $161,509
Total $3,142,599

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external
Total
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 415 749-4520
F: 415 351-3503
financialaid@sfai.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Annita Alldredge
Director of Financial Aid
aalldredge@sfai.edu

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Photography
  2. Painting
  3. Film

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

381

total students

61%

in-state

39%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

72%

275
students

Female
60%
165

Male
40%
110

28%

106
students

Female
72%
76

Male
28%
30

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

267
students

Female
61%
162

Male
39%
105

3%

8
students

Female
38%
3

Male
62%
5

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Student Break-down

23%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Hispanic/Latino
38%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

98%

Transfer applicants accepted

36%

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

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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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

Katie Marshall
Assistant Director of International Admissions
415 351-3507
kmarshall@sfai.edu

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