Art Center College of Design: Ranking & Review

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United States
Top 11%

Art Center College of Design Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate70%61%76%
Enrolled undergraduates22690136
Enrolled total (including graduate students)2,2511,0521,199

79 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

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

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsConsidered but not required
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresRecommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Art Center College of Design Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Art Center College of Design does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$41,408$41,408
Fees for full-time undergraduates$600$600
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$1,726$1,726
Tuition for Full-time graduates$43,762$43,762
Fees for full-time graduates$600$600
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$1,824$1,824

Programs and Degrees

Visual and Performing Arts27432306
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields751489
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services2828
Architecture and Related Services161026
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services71118
Grand Total40067467

A total of 400 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Art Center College of Design.

At the master's level 67 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate68%65%69%
  • Full-time retention rate - 80%

General info

Alternative namesArtCenter
MottoLearn to create. Influence change.
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementTo provide the best art and design education experience through a multi-faceted program of transdisciplinary studies and real-world relevance. To train top art and design professionals who will harness the power of their disciplines to become business and industry leaders capable of catalyzing positive change in the world.
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff498
Instructional FTE234
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

Location and Contacts

Address1700 Lida St
Pasadena, California, 91103
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population137,000

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