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Art Center College of Design
Pasadena, CA
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,915
   Women 964 (50.3%)
   Men 951 (49.7%)
Graduate Students 218
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 80% of 610 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline  
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance Not available
  Tuition and Fees $40,596
  Room and Board Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met Not reported
Average Freshman Award $24,074
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
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
Pasadena Population 138,547
Nearest Metropolitan Area Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee  
Students in College Housing  
Athletic Conferences  
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
49.6% Asian
1.7% Black/African-American
16.5% Hispanic/Latino
5.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
24.5% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students 26.7%
First-Year Students Returning 76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 19.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported