Art Institute of Seattle

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The Art Institute of Seattle (AIS), is located in Seattle, Washington. More specifically, it is located in several buildings close to the Elliot Bay waterfront, which is near the Belltown district of Downtown Seattle (close to corporate offices, restaurants, and design studios.) AIS is one of The Art Institutes, which is made up of over 40 educational institutions in North America. They provide education in culinary arts, fashion, media arts, and design. This system is a subsidiary of Education Management Corporation (EDMC). They are headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

General Information

Admission Office

2323 Elliott Avenue

Seattle, WA 98121-1622

(206) 448-6600

(800) 275-2471

Fax: (206) 269-0275



Contact: Brian Cicero

Director of Admissions
Main Address

2323 Elliott Avenue

Seattle, WA 98121-1622

(206) 448-0900

www.ais.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,234

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 709

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,234

Setting

Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 96%

Open admission, but with selective admission to some programs

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $17,985 $17,886 $17,156 $17,560 +2.35%
Books and Supplies $1,311 $2,514 $2,925 $3,039 +3.90%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $9,567 $9,567 $9,567 $8,352 -12.70%
Other $5,100 $5,475 $5,889 $3,486 -40.80%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $8,700 $8,274 $8,469 $8,460 -0.11%
Other $5,100 $5,475 $5,889 $3,486 -40.80%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $33,963 $35,442 $35,537 $32,437 -8.72%
In-state Off Campus $33,096 $34,149 $34,439 $32,545 -5.50%
In-state with Family $19,296 $20,400 $20,081 $20,599 +2.58%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 325 88%
Grant or scholarship aid 234 63% $1,330,488 $5,686
• Federal grants 138 37% $625,855 $4,535
• Pell grants 133 36% $464,140 $3,490
• Other federal grants 120 32% $161,715 $1,348
Local and state government scholarships or grants 102 27% $248,561 $2,437
Institutional grants or scholarships 166 45% $456,072 $2,747
Student loan financial aid 291 78% $2,721,267 $9,351
• Federal student loans 290 78% $2,065,557 $7,123
• Other student loans 52 14% $655,710 $12,610

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 168 204 45
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 22 15
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations 22 15
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia 1
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services 42 51
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 42 14
Recording Arts Technology/technician 37
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 13 5
Computer Graphics 11
Web Page, Digital/multimedia and Information Resources Design 2 5
Personal and Culinary Services 3 42 34
Baking and Pastry Arts/baker/pastry Chef 11 13
Culinary Arts/chef Training 31
Food Preparation/professional Cooking/kitchen Assistant 21
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/manager 3
Visual and Performing Arts 88 91 10
Cinematography and Film/video Production 6 15
Commercial Photography 4 26
Fashion/apparel Design 6 13
Graphic Design 27 20
Industrial and Product Design 8 9
Interior Design 37 8 10
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undegraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts – General A,B
Audio production A
Commercial/Advertising Art C
Digital art A,C
Fashion Design A,B
Film Production/Cinematography A,B
Graphic Design A,B,C
Industrial Design A
Interior Design A,B,C
Multimedia A
Photography A
Video production A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Fashion Merchandising A
Fashion marketing B

Communications Technologies

Animation/Special Effects A

Computer & Information Sciences

Game design and development B
Web/Multimedia Design A,B,C

Personal & Culinary Services

Baking/Pastry Arts C
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A
Food Prep/Professional Cooking C

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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