Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, CA, USA
3.31 Average Rating
The Art Center College of Design is a private nonprofit institution operating two campuses in Pasadena, CA. It is a member of both the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The Art Center College of Design is the first design school that was given “non-governmental organization” standing from the United Nations. Illustration, graphic design, and photography are popular fields of study.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
53%
Out of State Students
9%
0
100
70%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
2,251
Total Number of Undergrads
2,005
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Summer Sessions
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
24%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
68%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$45,622
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$42,008
Out-of-State Tuition
$42,008
Students Receiving Financial Aid
56%
Average Aid Per Year
$17,393
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
61
Size of Town
City: Midsize
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Orange
New York
Seattle
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$53,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.31 Average Rating
The best art school on the West Coast. Great faculty, great campus, great resources. Expensive, but at this private non-profit, you get what you pay for.
Aaron from Canoga Park, CA
Art Center has provided me with not only the skills to excell in my profession, but more of a life lesson. Our school takes pride in simulating the real world. Currently working professionals to state of the art equipment, this is the place to not only learn but to pave your future.
Daniel from La Crescenta, CA

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