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Cornish College of the Arts

Seattle, WA, USA
3.91 Average Rating

Founded in 1914, Cornish College of the Arts is a school of the fine and performing arts in Seattle. Cornish grants undergraduate fine arts degrees in eight subjects such as Music, Film, and Design and all degrees include core classes in the Humanities and Sciences. In addition to classroom space, the Cornish campus is home to several performance halls and galleries for students to display their work. The college’s location in downtown Seattle provides access to numerous museums, theaters, and attractions like The Space Needle.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
60%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2018
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
42%
Out-Of-State Students
51%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Total Number of Students
674
Total Number of Undergrads
674
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
43%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
50%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
8:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$35,118
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$37,920
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$37,920
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,600
Books and Supplies
$1800

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.
95%
Average Aid Per Year
$18,394
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.
95%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,723
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$18,394

Student Loans

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.
95%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,446
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.
$21,474
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.
$279
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
35%
65%
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
25%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$31,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.91 Average Rating
It's amazing to actually be taught by practicing artists, this school really does have so many resources for it's students. This school; the teachers, the students, the assignments, they really make you break away from your comfort zone and go past the boundaries that you have built up for yourself. Your experience here will challenge you and push you and help you to become a great artist.
Elizabeth from Spanaway, WA
Cornish College of the Arts is a topnotch fine art school, for those who are serious about their art. Class sizes are small, with a student-to-teacher ratio of only 8:1. Students are helped and encouraged to find their own voice and develop their own personal style.
Teri from Kenmore, WA
Cornish is an amazing school with professors that will inspire the students to delve deeply into their work. The creative environment also adds to the draw that this school has. Earning the nick-name Julliard West this is definitely a school for those passionate about their art.
Nichole from Blaine, WA
A small school for all of the arts. Mixing art, theatre, music, dance, design and performance production together-creating a community of creative people. A fantastic learning enviroment.
Makena from Seattle, WA
Cornish is an inspiring place. Every department is overflowing with passion and innovative ideas. I love how the visual and performing arts are together in one school.
Micaela from Vashon, WA
Cornish is one of the best places on Earth for me. The teachers and faculty are all experts in their field and I am learning at a rate I did not know I was capable of. This school has not only made me feel a part of the world, but also it has given me a place to belong to.
Keenan from SEATTLE, WA
So far the classes I have taken have challenged me in all aspects when it comes to the performing arts. I have such a hunger for growth and this school feeds me what I need. I can't wait to see what's in store for my next three years because coming here really gives you what you pay for.
Cheyenne from Whittier, CA
i love how all the instructors at cornish are all here to get to know you on a personal level. they are passionate about your progress, and improvement in your talents.
Mariya from Edmonds, WA

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