Academy of Art University Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#4505 of 14,131 In the World
#1260 of 2,597 In North America
#1185 of 2,496 In the United States
#102 of 249 In California
#9 of 12 In San Francisco

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
100%
Avg. cost to attend
$35,445 /y
Aid receiving
73%
Undergraduates
6,124
Graduates
2,804
Male:Female Ratio
39:61
Control
Private
for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Academy of Art University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

2,979 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

4,879 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

The 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.

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Race or Ethnicity unknown 2953 (33%)
Nonresident Alien 2408 (27%)
White 1399 (16%)
Hispanic 867 (10%)
Black or African American 589 (7%)
Asian 398 (4%)
Two or more races 256 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 25 (0.3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 14 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$35,445/year
Average aid awarded
$8,628
Students receiving aid
73%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $33,484
$30-48K $32,975
$48-75K $34,695
$75-110K $40,983
$110K+ $40,682

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $24,264$27,288
Tuition in-state $24,264$27,288
Tuition out-of-state $24,264$27,288
Fee in-district $400$400
Fee in-state $400$400
Fee out-of-state $400$400

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,283
Combined charge for room and board $18,386
Room charge $12,328
Meal charge $6,058

Academy of Art University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects 12 112 99
Computer Graphics 22 74 102
Web Page, Digital & Multimedia and Information Resources Design 4 39 133
Drafting and Design Technology & Technician, General 9 63 79
Fashion & Apparel Design 7 77 46
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation 13 59 57
Photography 19 47 56
Illustration 11 46 56
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 10 53 31
Fashion Merchandising 1 29 47
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other 2 38 35
Digital Arts 2 34 37
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 5 24 37
CAD & CADD Drafting and & or Design Technology & Technician 2 31 27
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD & CADD 23 28
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 34 17
Acting 7 27 11
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management 1 32 10
Fashion and Fabric Consultant 13 23
Music Theory and Composition 4 18 12
Recording Arts Technology & Technician 3 12 16
Playwriting and Screenwriting 10 19
Jewelry Arts 4 8 12
Journalism 1 4 15
Apparel and Textile Manufacture 1 13 3
Costume Design 4 12
Educational & Instructional Technology 4 10
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 3 9
Apparel and Textiles, General 1 9
Music, Other 1 5 4
Landscape Architecture 1 7
Architectural and Building Sciences & Technology 2
Autobody & Collision and Repair Technology & Technician 2
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 2
Consumer Merchandising & Retailing Management 2
Art Teacher Education 1
Grand Total 157 960 1,030
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 47% 39% 53%
  • Full-time retention rate - 70%
  • Part-time retention rate - 44%

Publications & Citations

Publications
41
Citations
58

Publication / Citation count by topic

Art & Design
19 / 35
Computer Science
15 / 28
Engineering
11 / 19
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
10 / 3
Web Design and Development
10 / 18
Architecture
7 / 11
Multimedia
5 / 16
Creative Writing
4 / 8
Business
3 / 6
Sociology
3 / 0
History
3 / 0
Aesthetics
2 / 0
UX/UI Desgin
2 / 16
Biology
2 / 17
Economics
2 / 1
Art History
2 / 0
Illustration and Concept Art
1 / 4
Nutrition and Food Science
1 / 4
Project Management
1 / 4
Database Administration
1 / 0
Development Studies
1 / 1
Ecology
1 / 13
Technical Drawing
1 / 4
Demography
1 / 0
Game Design and Development
1 / 4
Computer Graphics
1 / 0
Communications and Public Relations
1 / 0
Animation
1 / 0
Aerospace Engineering
1 / 0
Math Teachers
1 / 2
Human-Computer Interaction
1 / 4
Political Economy
1 / 0
Engineering Management
1 / 2
Psychology
1 / 3
Chemistry
1 / 4
Mathematics
1 / 2
Political Science
1 / 0
Environmental Science
1 / 13
Education Majors
1 / 3
Advertising
1 / 0

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
2010 11 3
2011 9 2
2012 2 8
2013 1 3
2014 3 6
2015 4 7
2016 3 5
2017 1 6
2018 0 4
2019 2 4
2020 1 7
2021 2 6

Academy of Art University alumni

  1. Raven-Symoné

    Raven-Symoné
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    dancerfashion designerrecording artisttelevision produceractor
    Biography

    Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman-Maday, also known mononymously as Raven, is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She has received several accolades, including five NAACP Image Awards, two Kids' Choice Awards, three Young Artist Awards, and three Daytime Emmy Award nominations. In 2012, she was included on VH1's list of "100 Greatest Child Stars of All Time".

  2. Lauren Conrad

    Lauren Conrad
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    writervoice actorfashion designeractortelevision actor
    Biography

    Lauren Katherine Tell is an American television personality, fashion designer and author. In September 2004, as an 18-year-old, Conrad came to prominence after being cast in the reality television series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County, which documented her and her friends' lives in their hometown of Laguna Beach, California.

  3. Heidi Montag

    Heidi Montag
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    musicianfashion designermodeltelevision actorsinger
    Biography

    Heidi Blair Pratt is an American reality television personality, singer and actress. Born and raised in Crested Butte, Colorado, she befriended Lauren Conrad in 2005. In 2006, Montag came to prominence after being cast in the MTV reality television series The Hills, which chronicled the personal and professional lives of Conrad, Montag, and friends Audrina Patridge and Whitney Port. During its production, she briefly attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and was employed by event planning company Bolthouse Productions. As the series progressed, Montag began dating fellow cast member Spencer Pratt, which ultimately ended her friendship with Conrad. Their ensuing feud became the central focus of the series, and was carried through each subsequent season.

  4. Flying Lotus

    Flying Lotus
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    musicianfilm directordisc jockeyrappercomposer
    Biography

    Steven Ellison, known by his stage name Flying Lotus or sometimes FlyLo, is an American record producer, DJ and rapper from Los Angeles. He is also the founder of the record label Brainfeeder.

General info

Alternative names ARTU
Founded 1929
Motto By Artists. For Artists.
Colors black, red
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 1,114
Carnegie Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

Location and Contacts

Address 79 New Montgomery
San Francisco, California, 94105
United States
City population 882,000
Phone 8005442787
Fax +1 (415) 546 9737

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