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Art Center College of Design is a private institution that was founded in 1930. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,657, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 175 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $35,552 (2012-13).
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For more than 80 years, Art Center has provided a unique educational environment marked by the excellence of its faculty, facilities, students, and alumni. Programs provide an intensive exposure to specific art and design disciplines, coupled with a strong program of liberal arts. Students work in trans-disciplinary studios in which students come together across majors to work on themed projects. The curriculum offers creative individuals the opportunity to hone their talent and strengthen critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Art Center College of Design, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Art Center College of Design is $50. It has an an acceptance rate of 81.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||81.1%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Art Center College of Design is 9:1, and the school has 92.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Art Center College of Design include: Visual and Performing Arts; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Architecture and Related Services; and Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||26%|
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Art Center College of Design has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,657, with a gender distribution of 51.2 percent male students and 48.8 percent female students.
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Campus Info & Services
Art Center College of Design offers a number of student services including placement service and health insurance. Art Center College of Design also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Of the students at Art Center College of Design, 100 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Art Center College of Design.
|Students who have cars on campus||100%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$35,552 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data