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

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 337
Declined + 114
Total Received 451
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Private (nonprofit)

299

undergraduate students

134

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Photography
  2. Painting
  3. Sculpture
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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 433
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: 864,816). 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
36%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
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 yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Not used

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 337
Declined + 114
Total Received 451

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

Mark Campbell
Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs
P: 415 749-4500
F: 415 749-4592
admissions@sfai.edu

Financial Aid

49%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$16,140

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 - $16,140
Total with Avg. Aid $48,020

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $288,912
State $101,771
Institutional $2,516,893
Other external $151,656
Total $3,059,232

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. Sculpture

Programs Offered

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

433

total students

56%

in-state

44%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

69%

299
students

Female
63%
187

Male
37%
112

31%

134
students

Female
68%
91

Male
32%
43

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

279
students

Female
62%
172

Male
38%
107

7%

20
students

Female
75%
15

Male
25%
5

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Student Break-down

20%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
40%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

75%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

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

Colleen Mulvey
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
415 351-3508
cmulvey@sfai.edu

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