San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$46,614

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

35%

male

65%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 243
Declined 26
Total Received 269
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Private

220

undergraduate students

112

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 332
Established in 1871
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: San Francisco
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: San Francisco International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
22%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Union
  • LOGS (Legion of Graduate Students)
  • Film Club
  • Photo Club
  • SFAeye

Top Events

  • MFA\MA Exhibition
  • Walter & McBean Galleries Openings
  • SFAI Alumni Weekend + Exhibition
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Student-run radio station

Campus Security

  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Other security measures
  • security cameras

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions no
Application fee $75

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 243
Declined 26
Total Received 269

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
talent/ability

Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
recommendation(s)
volunteer work

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
standardized test scores
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

92%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$6,692

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $45,664
Room & board $14,500
Additional fees $950
Books & supplies $1,500
Other fees $2,200
Total $64,814
Average Financial Aid - $6,692
Total with Avg. Aid $58,122
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Digital Arts
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

332

total students

65%

in-state

35%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

66%

220
students

Female
65%
142

Male
35%
78

34%

112
students

Female
71%
80

Male
29%
32

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

207
students

Female
64%
132

Male
36%
75

6%

13
students

Female
77%
10

Male
23%
3

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 50%
Student 4 year graduation rate 39%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

27%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
37%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

18

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
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 Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Job Interviews
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

70%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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