Corcoran School of the Arts and Design

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Formerly the Corcoran School of Art, The Corcoran College of the Art and Design at George Washington University was founded in 1890. It is located in the Downtown area of Washington D.C. and is the only professional art and design college in the city. It is a privately owned and operated higher education institution that is associated with the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the largest private cultural institution in Washington D.C.

General Information

Admission Office

500 17th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20006-4804

(202) 639-1814

(888) 267-2672

Fax: (202) 639-1830

Contact: Elizabeth Paladino

Director of Admissions
Main Address

500 17th Street NW

Washington, DC 20006-4804

(202) 639-1800

Total undergrads: 397

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 49

Degree-seeking undergrads: 320

Graduate enrollment: 201


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $45

Online application fee: $45
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 59%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 70%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Arts – General A,B
Botanical art and illustration C
Ceramics and sculpture C
Contemporary art and museum culture B
Digital art C
Drawing and painting C
Fine/Studio Arts A,B
Graphic Design A,B,C
Interior Design B,C
Metal/Jewelry Arts C
Photography A,B
Printmaking C
Studio theory and practice B


Art Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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