Art Center College of Design

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School Overview

The Art Center College of Design is a private, design college in Pasadena, California. The school offers 15 different types of art and design degree programs. The following are some of the offered programs: industrial design, illustration, photography and imaging, graphic design, advertising, fine art, and environmental design. Working professionals often enroll at Art Center College of Design to learn new skills and enhance their portfolios.

Admission to the Art Center College of Design is competitive. Admitted students typically have good grades and specialized portfolios. Most students at this school have some work experience, but qualified high school students are encouraged to apply.

Most courses last 14 weeks, and talented students can complete a degree program in 3 years or less. Class sizes are small and the school has a 12:1 student-to-instructor ratio. As a result, all students receive more personalized attention from instructors.

General Information

Admission Office

1700 Lida Street

Pasadena, CA 91103

(626) 396-2373

Fax: (626) 795-0578



Contact: Kit Baron

Vice President, Admissions
Main Address

1700 Lida Street

Pasadena, CA 91103

(626) 396-2200

www.artcenter.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 1,504

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,504

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 60%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $28,962 $29,814 $31,576 $32,168 +1.87%
Books and Supplies $5,350 $5,510 $5,620 $4,000 -28.83%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $34,312 $35,324 $37,196 $36,168 -2.76%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $33,474
In-state Student Fees $500
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $33,474
Out-of-state Fees $500

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 33 57%
Grant or scholarship aid 24 41% $321,344 $13,389
• Federal grants 19 33% $79,456 $4,182
• Pell grants 19 33% $61,956 $3,261
• Other federal grants 16 28% $17,500 $1,094
State/local government grant or scholarships 10 17% $88,922 $8,892
Institutional grants or scholarships 11 19% $152,966 $13,906
Student loan aid 29 50% $375,291 $12,941
• Federal student loans 28 48% $148,556 $5,306
• Other student loans 12 21% $226,735 $18,895

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 336 28
Architecture and Related Services 16
Environmental Design/Architecture 16
Communication and Journalism Programs 10
Advertising 10
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 5
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 5
Visual and Performing Arts 305 28
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 8 6
Design and Applied Arts, Other 17
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 134
Graphic Design 58
Industrial and Product Design 78 5
Photography 27

Above data represent first majors only.

(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs
Environmental Design B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Commercial Photography B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Illustration B
Industrial Design B
Interior Design B
Painting B
Photography B
Sculpture B

Communications & Journalism
Advertising B

Communications Technologies
Animation/Special Effects B
Graphic Communications 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.

Art Center College of Design Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(626) 396-2200
Website:www.artcenter.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:https://artcenter.hobsonsradius.com/ssc/zx670R0zx670x6700lB8.ssc
Address:1700 Lida St, Pasadena, CA 91103
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,138
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):64%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,043 (96% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$40,596
Out-of-state Tuition:$40,596
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:63%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$17,393

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Art Center College of Design Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Art Center College of Design.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services11
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields22
Visual and Performing Arts62
Grand total116

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Art Center College of Design.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Art Center College of Design and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$40,596
Out-of-state$40,596
Books and supplies$4,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$42,874
Out-of-state$42,874

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid11463%
Grant or scholarship aid9854%$17,393
Student loan aid8748%$5,945

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,16161%$15,557
Federal student loans86645%$8,036

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Art Center College of Design. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Art Center College of Design students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants670228442
Percent admitted100%62%73%
Percent admitted who enrolled31%32%31%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Art Center College of Design Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,138
Undergraduate enrollment1,908
Graduate enrollment230

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Art Center College of Design Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does 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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