Art Center College of Design
Pasadena, CA, USA
3.31 Average Rating
ArtCenter College of Design is a conservatory of visual arts and design principles in the greater Los Angeles area. ArtCenter confers undergrad degrees in 11 artistic fields of study including Entertainment Design, Fine Art, and Film. To display student artwork for the public, ArtCenter hosts 11 gallery and exhibition spaces on campus. Throughout the year, ArtCenter schedules a number of Career Chats with professional artists to familiarize students with the business end of the industry.
Key Admissions Stats
- Not for Profit
This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission
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SemesterSee your fit
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
8:1US National: 21:1
Tuition, Cost & Aid
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Aid & Grants
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
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Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
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Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
Key Campus Stats
43%US National: 44%
57%US National: 56%
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LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
On Campus Women's Center
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Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
24-HR security patrol
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Post Grad Stats
Top 5 Cities
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What Students Are Saying
3.31 Average Rating
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
Very impressive alumni list. great career opportunities and connections for students. High level of education from instructors that are currently working in the disciplines that the teach.
John Ives. Pasadena
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
I am not a student yet, I got accepted. I'm an now working on the hard part, paying for it.
Alfonso from Panorama City, CA
At Art Center you will get a massive bill for the education. However, it is worth it. Your skills will be top quality, most people graduating from here get jobs before they graduate or immediately after, and the experiences and friendships here last for a lifetime.
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