Art Center College of Design

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2014 Quick Stats
1700 Lida Street

Pasadena, CA 91103

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Phone: (626) 396-2200
2012-2013 Tuition
$35,552
tuition and fees
Students
1,657
enrolled
51%
male /
49%
female
Admissions
rolling admission
81.1%
accepted

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Summary

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).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1930
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $58,480,000

Applying

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.

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Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 81.1%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

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.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 9:1
4-year graduation rate 26%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Visual and Performing Arts 85%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 7%
Architecture and Related Services 4%
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 4%

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Student Life

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.

Total enrollment 1,869
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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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

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Tuition and fees $35,552 (2012-13)
Room and board N/A
Financial aid statistics N/A

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