Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle, WA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • 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
77%
Acceptance Rate
883
Students Applied
65%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
46
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
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, 2020
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2019
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$60
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
42%
Out-Of-State Students
51%
US States Represented
40
Countries Represented
5
3.30
Average GPA

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.91 Average Rating
Go up and visit the campus prior to your interview/audition date. That way, you can get a feel for the kind of environment Cornish is. Sure, Seattle is a big city, but it has a small-city feel; but don't take my word on it, go up and visit it. Even if you go for a few days before your date, just get out and go experience Seattle. See a show! Listen to the accordion player down by Pikes Place! (Watch out for the fish!) And Cornish always has a dance or theater production going on; go up and see one! Make sure that you know what you're getting yourself into. If you're not from the city, it'll be something you have to get used to. Also, I recommend bringing a good pair of shoes; to see Seattle properly, you have to walk it.
Dudley from West Linn, OR
My biggest tips would be to be passionate about what you do, really give it your all and work hard on your assignments, it honestly pays off. Don't be afraid to try new things, because I guarantee that you will be asked(made) to do something outside of your comfort zone at some point. Be open-minded and USE YOUR RESOURCES.
Elizabeth from Spanaway, WA
Cornish is right in the heart of downtown Seattle, with lots of interesting things to do. There are also lots of opportunities for collaboration with students from other departments, such as dance, theater, and music. It's a really fun place for creative people!
Teri from Kenmore, WA
Come to the campus and check it out! The school has many shows and performances year round for prospective students to see. Come with an open mind and a thirst for your art that is greater than any fear of failing.
Nichole from Blaine, WA
Your portfolio is all the matters in getting in to this school. Focus focus focus on creating work that you're proud of and want to continue making while you're at school.
Makena from Seattle, WA
Look at all the departments before deciding which one to apply to. I started in the performance production department but learned that the design department was a better fit for me.
Micaela from Vashon, WA
Make sure that you are able to get up early. The homework load sounds a lot worse than it actually is and if you really love your art, you will not have an issue doing some work toward it.
Keenan from SEATTLE, WA
If you really are interested, see if you can shadow a class. I have seen quite a few people do that this year.
Deanna from Vancouver, WA
show up to class, i know it's redundant but it is so crucial, i'm in the design department and half of my grade is being in class. in class is where all the important things happen- critiques of your art work, one on one instruction with the professor, learning the material, and working on projects.
Mariya from Edmonds, WA

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