San Francisco Art Institute: Ranking & Review

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San Francisco Rank United States Rank World Rank
10 964 3367
Top 20%

San Francisco Art Institute Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate75%74%75%
Applicants451142309
Admissions337105232
Enrolled undergraduates531934
Enrolled total (including graduate students)433155278

6 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $75. Application fee for graduates - $85.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresNeither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

San Francisco Art Institute Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $69,127 $69,127
Off-campus $71,912 $71,912
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $12,064 and other expenses per full academic year.

San Francisco Art Institute provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 145 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $43,908 $43,908
Fees for full-time undergraduates $870 $870
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,923 $1,923
Tuition for Full-time graduates $46,010 $46,010
Fees for full-time graduates $870 $870
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $2,020 $2,020

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Visual and Performing Arts 85 72 157
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 2 2
Social Sciences 1 1
Grand Total8674160

A total of 86 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at San Francisco Art Institute.

At the master's level 74 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate41%44%39%
  • Full-time retention rate - 51%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

General info

Alternative namesSFAI
Founded1871
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsgray, clear
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff180
Instructional FTE94
Research FTE1
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

Official Websitesfai.edu
Address800 Chestnut St
San Francisco, California, 94133-2299
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population500,000 - 1,000,000
Phone4157717020
Fax+1 (415) 749 1951

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