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Art Center College of Design, founded in 1930, is a private institution. It offers highly specialized programs focusing on a professional and advanced level education in the visual arts. Students apply to one major and complete a program of classes emphasizing both technical skill and conceptual development. Its 175-acre campus is located near Pasadena's Rose Bowl.

Website: www.artcenter.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,005
Undergraduate
Students
(53.9%) 1,081 Women
(46.1%) 924 Men
246
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

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
Not available
Tuition and Fees
$43,416
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
$24,074
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 70% of classes
20-29 students: 5% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Pasadena Population
138,547
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
48.5% Asian
1.9% Black/African-American
18.1% Hispanic/Latino
5.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
23.8% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students
31.8% from 51 countries
First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
24.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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