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Academy of Art University is a proprietary institution that was founded in 1929. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,205 and its setting is urban. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $23,240 (2012-13).
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The Academy of Art University prepares aspiring artists and designers for careers in the fields of art and design by delivering excellent undergraduate and professional degree and certificate programs. From its founding in 1929, the school's philosophy has been to hire established and practicing art and design professionals to teach future professionals. The Academy of Art University is located in the heart of San Francisco - a city that is ideal for emerging artists and designers. Additionally, taking advantage of today's technology, the Academy of Art University provides an opportunity to enroll in most of its degree programs online. Today the Academy of Art University is the largest private school of art and design in the United States.
|School type||proprietary, coed college|
When applying to Academy of Art University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Academy of Art University is $100. It has an an acceptance rate of 100.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||100.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Academy of Art University is 21:1, and the school has 80.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Academy of Art University include: Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects; Fashion/Apparel Design; Cinematography and Film/Video Production; Interior Design; and Illustration. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 61.8 percent.
Academy of Art University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 12,205, with a gender distribution of 43.3 percent male students and 56.7 percent female students. At this school, 13.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 87.0 percent of students live off campus. Academy of Art University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Academy of Art University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health insurance. Academy of Art University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Academy of Art University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Academy of Art University, 56.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,524.
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|Tuition and fees||$23,240 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$13,400 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data