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Established in 1929, Academy of Art University is the largest private accredited art and design school in the nation. Located in San Francisco, the epicenter of culture and technology, Academy of Art University has a diverse population of more than 16,000 students from around the world.

Academy of Art University believes that all students interested in studying art and design should have the opportunity to do so, and its no-barrier admissions policy makes this possible.

Academy of Art University welcomes:

Students with All Levels of Experience
Transfer Students
International Students
Continuing Art Education Students
High School Students for the Pre-college Art Experience Program
Undergraduate, Graduate, Certificate, and Continuing Education Students (Personal Enrichment)

Requirements:

AA, BA, BFA, BS, and Portfolio Development Programs: High School Diploma or Equivalent. No Portfolio Required.
MA and MFA Degree Programs: Bachelor's Degree, Submission of Portfolio, and Statement of Intent.
Students who do not speak English as their first language must be tested on their written and spoken proficiency in order to place them in the appropriate ESL courses, if necessary. ESL requirements can be completed concurrently with regular art and design coursework. Each of the foundation classes runs sections specifically for ESL students, led by instructors who are experienced in language assistance. Applicants may begin classes at the Academy at the start of the spring, fall, or summer sessions. Undergraduate applicants pay a $50 application fee. *Students should be advised that details provided in this profile may change at any time and may be different for international students. In order to receive the most current information, interested students should visit the website (www.academyart.edu) or use the contact information provided below.

Address:

Academy of Art University
79 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Telephone: 415-274-2222
(Toll Free): 800-544-ARTS (2787)
Fax: 415-618-6287

Website: www.academyart.edu
Email: info@academyart.edu

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Overview

Applicants
2,363
Acceptance Rate
100%

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
1,138
with Terminal Degree
200

653
Men
485
Women
77
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
10%
Graduate in 5 years
33%
Graduate in 6 years
41%

Majors

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology.
  • Architecture.
  • Environmental Design/Architecture.
  • Landscape Architecture.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Fashion Merchandising.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Journalism.

  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects.
  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Graphics.
  • Computer Programming, Specific Applications.
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other.
  • Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation.
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Educational/Instructional Technology.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD.
  • CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician.
  • Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Apparel and Textile Manufacture.
  • Apparel and Textile Marketing Management.
  • Apparel and Textiles, General.
  • Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management.
  • Fashion and Fabric Consultant.

  • MECHANIC AND REPAIR TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS.

  • Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Acting.
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
  • Commercial and Advertising Art.
  • Costume Design.
  • Digital Arts.
  • Fashion/Apparel Design.
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
  • Illustration.
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, Other.
  • Photography.
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Chris Milk
Awarded "Music Video Director of the Year".

Jason Sperling
Creative intelligence behind Apple’s “Mac vs. PC” ad campaign.

Patricia Kallusch
Senior Development Director at Electronic Arts

Diego Galtieri
2009 Emmy winner for visual effects on NBC’s hit series Heroes.

Anna Sheffield
World-renowned jewelry designer. Worked w/ 3.1Philip Lim/Marc Jacobs/Target

Michael Osborne
President & Creative Director of award-winning firm Michael Osborne Design

Tom Luedecke
Senior Innovator Manager and a Senior Designer at Under Armour.

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
10%
Graduate in 5 years
33%
Graduate in 6 years
41%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

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Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,719

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,761

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,921

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
57%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,862

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$12,892

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$28,890
Required Fees
$300
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,972

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$6,786
Transportation for Commuters
$1,134

On-Campus Room and Board
$17,510
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

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Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
7,051
Foreign Countries Represented
99

Demographics

5.97%
Asian
5.99%
African-American
11.32%
Hispanic
16.99%
Caucasian
27.67%
Unknown
27.85%
International

56% female
44% male
46% are out of state
58% are full time
42% are part time

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Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
15%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
39%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Accessibility Resources

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Andrea Keklikian

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

A recent psycho-educational report is preferred. Documentation must show the diagnosis, how the disability impacts learning and access in an academic setting, and recommended accommodations pertaining to your area of study or general access.

Documentation Required for ADHD

A recent psycho-educational report is preferred. Documentation must show the diagnosis, how the disability impacts learning and access in an academic setting, and recommended accommodations pertaining to your area of study or general access.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
20
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
1
Number of Religious Organizations
1

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Urban Knights)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Urban Knights)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of San Francisco

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
90

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple Computers

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Campus Tours

Address
79 New Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94105

Phone
800.544.2787

Email
Info@academyart.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Urban Knight Kafe
International/Commodore
School of Fashion building

Most Popular Places Off Campus
SF MOMA
Yerba Buena Center For The Arts
De Young Museum
Golden Gate Park
Union Square
Studying in the culturally rich and diverse city of San Francisco provides inspiration for students.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Saturday
Varies
800.544.2787

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Monday-Saturday
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
AAdams@academyart.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
See Website

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Buses, trains, taxis, shuttle buses. Nearest airport is SFO - San Francisco Int'l

Local Accommodations
Many top-rated hotels are located within walking distance of Academy of Art University in the heart of San Francisco. To find a hotel, please visit one of the following: Hotels.com, Expedia.com, or Priceline.com. Then, enter Academy of Art University's address at 79 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA.


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