68%

Acceptance Rate

$20,572

Avg.Financial Aid

001116

FAFSA Code

About Art Center College of Design

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,249

Website

www.artcenter.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

WASC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

No

There is a private university in Pasadena, CA called Art Center College of Design. Art Center College of Design covers an area of 165 acres. Edward A. "Tink" Adams[1] founded Art Center College of Design in 1930. In addition to over 2,062 undergraduate students, ACCD also boasts of over 273 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 1,737. The school has an academic staff of 217 who teach various courses to the students. Around 57% of the students are females and 43% are males. Notably, Art Center College of Design is also home to an ethnically diverse student population. At ACCD around 39% are Non-resident alien, 33% are Asian, and 12% are white. Moreover, around 78% of the students are 24 and under. The college has produced several achievers in its 90 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Michael Bay (Businessperson, Television producer), Irvin Kershner (Television director, Film Producer), Mike Shinoda (Record producer, Guitarist), and Joe Hahn (Painter, Musician). The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Further, it boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, ACCD offers around 17 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design), and WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges). Art Center College of Design has around $99 million (2019) in endowment.

Location & Contact

Address

1700 Lida St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6263962200
Fax: 6264059104
Request Info

Rankings

The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. Usually, the rankings of colleges/universities by Forbes and US News are considered trustworthy by applicants and experts. However, Art Center College of Design doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of these two publications. Generally, the ranking of a college is a great way to gauge its performance on several factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, student experience, and academic success.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

68%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

N/A

Application Fee

$50

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Recommended

Accept Common App

None

Admission to the university is easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. Art Center College of Design has 1 admission thresholds. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $50. Securing a good score in a standardised test like SAT or ACT improves an applicant’s chances of securing admission. However, Art Center College of Design doesn’t focus much on standardised tests. Interestingly, the average SAT or ACT scores of students securing admission is not available. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 1700 Lida St, Pasadena, California 91103, or call (626) 396-2200.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$43,416

Average Annual Cost

$42,816

Books And Supplies

$4,000

Other Fees

$600

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to ACCD are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $68,954 per year. The average annual tuition cost ($44,932), books and supplies ($4,000), and budget for other expenses ($6,492) are all part of this cost. For students seeking financial assistance, the college offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

8:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

83%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

71%

Male Professors

29%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Design and Applied Arts

197 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

60 Graduates

Engineering-Related Fields

39 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering Related Tech...

36 Graduates

Graphic Communications

28 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

17 Graduates

Architectural Sciences and Technolo...

16 Graduates

Computer Software and Media Applica...

7 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,008

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

33%

Full-time

86%

Part-time

14%

Students Gender

Male

45%

US National: 44%

Female

55%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

15% White

0% Unknown

1% Black

11% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

36% Non Resident alien

33% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

12%

Out Of State

49%

In State

39%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$74,132 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The institution does not provide on-campus housing facilities for students.

On Campus Housing Available

No

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution does not provide any meal plan options.

Meal Plan Available

No

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

N/A

School Colors

N/A

Varsity Athletics Association

N/A

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

N/A

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The college believes in offering quality training to all the students and doesn't appreciate instructive disparities. Students originating from various ethnic foundations like Latin, Caucasian, Black, American Indian, and a lot more are invited to the school. The college has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The college has enrolled around 43% male and 57% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$40,300/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$53,600/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$31,000

$48,508

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$322 - 503

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

56%

Average Aid Per Year

$20,572

Students Receiving Federal Grants

26%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,366

Students Receiving State Aid

16%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,660

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

55%

Average Aid Per Year

$15,912

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$27,646

$30K - $48K

$27,044

$48K - $75K

$20,152

$75K - $110K

$20,846

> $110K

$12,017

The financial aid department of Art Center College of Design helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. At the college, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,464, whereas the financial aid is $12,746. The students at the college are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $8,055, while the institutional aid is $12,746.

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