Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA

The Academy of Art College, founded in 1929, is a private institution. Its urban campus is located in San Francisco.

Website: www.academyart.edu/

Private for-profit
Co-ed
7,652
Undergraduate
Students
(57.0%) 4,358 Women
(43.0%) 3,294 Men
4,020
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Noncompetitive
Overall Admission Rate
100% of 2,529 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$49,728
Tuition and Fees
$27,810
Room and Board
$16,648
Average Percent of Need Met
31%
Average Freshman Award
$10,984
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
265
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 65% of classes
20-29 students: 9% of classes
30-39 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

San Francisco Population
825,863
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
15% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.0% Asian
9.2% Black/African-American
15.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
25.6% White
34.5% Unknown
International Students
28.9% from 103 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
5.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Noncompetitive: Virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English    
Mathematics    
Science    
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
79 New Montgomery Street
City, State, Zip
San Francisco, CA 94105-3410
Phone
(415) 274-2200
Fax
(415) 263-4130
E-mail
admissions@academyart.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
100% of 2,529 applicants were admitted
Women
100% of 1,476 applicants were admitted
Men
100% of 1,053 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,509 (60%) of 2,529 admitted students enrolled
Women
886 (60%) of 1,476 admitted students enrolled
Men
623 (59%) of 1,053 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$49,728
Tuition and Fees
$27,810
Room and Board
$16,648
Books and Supplies
$1,918
Other Expenses
$3,352
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 007531
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
331 (53.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
306 (92.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
292 (95.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
9 (3.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
31%
Average Award
$10,984
Need-Based Gift
Received by 231 (79.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,479
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 250 (85.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,224
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 32 (11.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
28 (4.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,889

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,115 (43.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,978 (93.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,940 (98.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
51 (2.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
34%
Average Award
$11,828
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,474 (76.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,925
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,649 (85.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,107
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 138 (7.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
69 (1.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,290

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
14.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$4,940
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Acting
  • Advertising
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Commercial Photography
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Digital Arts
  • Drawing
  • Fashion and Fabric Consultant
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Game and Interactive Media Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Interior Design
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Music, Other
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Most Popular Disciplines
Visual and performing arts, Computer and information sciences, Engineering technologies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Distance learning, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
265
Part-Time Faculty
1,027
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
3%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 65% of classes
20-29 students: 9% of classes
30-39 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Not accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Not available

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
445,710
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
900
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Arts Journalism
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Game Design and Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Textile Design
  • Theater
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


San Francisco Population
825,863
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
3 acres

Weather

Temperature
45.8 average low in January, 68.7 average high in September
Rain
63 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
San Francisco
Nearest Train Station
San Francisco

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
15% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
85%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
ID check at all buildings

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Not offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
School Colors
Royal blue and yellow, red and black

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, tea time animation, beyond the front row, children's book club, comic book club, empower
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
7,652
Women
4,358 (57.0%)
Men
3,294 (43.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
4,422
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.0% Asian
9.2% Black/African-American
15.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
25.6% White
34.5% Unknown
International Students.
28.9% from 103 countries
Average Age
26
All Graduate Students
4,020

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
5.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
29.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
39.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Arts and Sciences 7%

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