Academy of Art University: Ranking & Review

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San Francisco Rank United States Rank World Rank
6 550 1856
Top 11%

Academy of Art University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

7,094 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

4,227 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $50. Application fee for graduates - $50.

Academy of Art University has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Academy of Art University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $42,250 $42,250
Off-campus $40,750 $40,750
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $15,792 and other expenses per full academic year.

Academy of Art University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,649 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $20,952 $20,952
Fees for full-time undergraduates $300 $300
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $873 $873
Tuition for Full-time graduates $23,568 $23,568
Fees for full-time graduates $300 $300
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $982 $982

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Visual and Performing Arts 141 474 549 1,164
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 49 218 309 576
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 15 157 139 311
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services 15 121 134 270
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1 40 64 105
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 7 28 37 72
Education 7 19 26
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 9 14 2 25
Architecture and Related Services 6 17 23
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians
Grand Total2371,0651,2702,572

A total of 1,302 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Academy of Art University.

At the master's level 1,270 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate40%35%43%
  • Full-time retention rate - 76%
  • Part-time retention rate - 34%

General info

Alternative namesARTU
MottoBy Artists. For Artists.
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblack, red
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,462
Instructional FTE600
Sector of institutionPrivate for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

Location and Contacts

Address79 New Montgomery
San Francisco, California, 94105
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population500,000 - 1,000,000
Fax+1 (415) 546 9737

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