Cornish College of the Arts

Seattle, WA

The Cornish Institute, founded in 1914, is a private college of the arts. Its four-acre campus is located in downtown Seattle.

Website: www.cornish.edu/

Private
Co-ed
654
Undergraduate
Students
(65.7%) 430 Women
(34.3%) 224 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
63% of 1,023 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
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
$57,742
Tuition and Fees
$41,642
Room and Board
$11,500
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Freshman Award
$24,661
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$37,686
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
54
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 64% of classes
20-29 students: 9% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Seattle Population
634,535
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Seattle
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.5% Asian
3.3% Black/African-American
13.9% Hispanic/Latino
9.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.8% White
4.2% Unknown
International Students
1.2% from 5 countries
First-Year Students Returning
126.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
49.8%
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

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   2
Science   2
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Recommended Not reported
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 Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1000 Lenora Street
City, State, Zip
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone
(206) 726-5016
Fax
(206) 720-1011
E-mail
admission@cornish.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
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
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

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

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Portfolio or audition required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


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

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
63% of 1,023 applicants were admitted
Women
63% of 746 applicants were admitted
Men
61% of 277 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
224 (35%) of 642 admitted students enrolled
Women
154 (33%) of 472 admitted students enrolled
Men
70 (41%) of 170 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
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
18%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
14%

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
$57,742
Tuition and Fees
$41,642
Room and Board
$11,500
Books and Supplies
$1,800
Other Expenses
$2,800
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
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On or about March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 012315
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
160 (92.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
139 (86.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
139 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
14 (10.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$24,661
Need-Based Gift
Received by 139 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,363
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 128 (92.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,753
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 12 (8.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
34 (19.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,014

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
629 (89.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
559 (88.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
559 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
45 (8.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$24,566
Need-Based Gift
Received by 556 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,098
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 524 (93.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,004
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 39 (7.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
142 (20.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,626

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
86%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$37,686
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other 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
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
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, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Acting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Dance, General
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Music, General
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Voice and Opera
Most Popular Disciplines
Visual and performing arts
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No 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
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
54
Part-Time Faculty
149
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 64% of classes
20-29 students: 9% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
160,000
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Seattle Population
634,535
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Seattle
Campus Size
4 acres

Weather

Temperature
35.2 average low in January, 69.9 average high in September
Rain
151 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Seattle
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Seattle

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

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
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student leadership council, black student alliance, sigma alpha phi, aiga, cheese tasting
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
654
Women
430 (65.7%)
Men
224 (34.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
652
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.5% Asian
3.3% Black/African-American
13.9% Hispanic/Latino
9.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.8% White
4.2% Unknown
International Students.
1.2% from 5 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
126.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
49.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
53.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
53.0%

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
Not reported

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