Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

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School Overview

The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture was founded 1932 when a group of 23 aspiring architects relocated to live and learn at Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin. In the winter of 1935, Frank and Olgivanna Lloyd Wright, the school’s founders, moved the entire student body to Chandler, Arizona, to work on the construction of the model of Broadacre City. The tradition of moving the school between Wisconsin and Arizona still continues to this day. In 1937, Frank Lloyd purchased enough land in Scottsdale to build a permanent campus and a facility based on a new kind of desert architecture. For a little over half the year students study in Arizona, for the remainder they study in Wisconsin.

Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture offers two accredited degree programs: Bachelor of Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture. Both degrees provide a rigorous curriculum that focuses on critical thinking, hands-on learning, and of course design. They also require students to be self-motivated, independent thinkers that can see projects through from beginning to end.

The Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) is a pre-professional degree that is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Candidates for the program must have graduated from high school and fulfilled various post-secondary prerequisites. Upon graduation, students will be prepared for entry-level career positions and professional-level graduate programs in architecture.

The Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree at Frank Lloyd School of Architecture is a professional graduate degree program accredited by the HLC and National National Architectural Accrediting Board. The M.Arch degree is designed to help prepare students for professional architectural licensing. A bachelor’s degree in architecture or a related field, along with completion of various post-secondary prerequisites, are required for admission into the program. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to fulfill all professional licensing requirements and assume leadership roles within the industry.

Unlike other higher education institutions, the degree programs at Frank Lloyd School are rigorous but noncompetitive. In fact, traditional grading has been entirely done away with. Students’ performance and progress is assessed by faculty, mentors and architects within the field based on periodic evaluation of coursework, projects and the students portfolio.

General Information

Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ 85261

General Phone: (480) 860-2700
Website URL: www.taliesin.edu
Type of Institution: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Awards Offered: BA/BS degree
MA/MS degree
Campus setting: City: Midsize
On-campus housing: Yes
Student Population: 23 (12 undergraduate)
Ratio of students to faculty: 2 to 1
Director of Admissions: Nick DePorter ()

Tuition & Fees

Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $30,000
In-state Student Fees $100
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $30,000
Out-of-state Fees $100


All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 4 3
Architecture and Related Services 4 3
Architecture 4 3
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

*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.

School of Architecture at Taliesin Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (480) 627-5345
Website: www.taliesin.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: taliesin.edu/admissions/
Address: 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Setting: Rural: Fringe
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 23
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*: 23 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $0
Out-of-state Tuition: $0
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: %
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $0

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

School of Architecture at Taliesin Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at School of Architecture at Taliesin.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Grand total 1

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at School of Architecture at Taliesin 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0
Books and supplies $0

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $38,900
Out-of-state $38,900

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 0 %
Grant or scholarship aid 0 % $0
Student loan aid 0 % $0

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 0 % $0
Federal student loans 0 % $0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for School of Architecture at Taliesin. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled School of Architecture at Taliesin students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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

School of Architecture at Taliesin Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 23
Undergraduate enrollment 0
Graduate enrollment 23

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

School of Architecture at Taliesin Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

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