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Art Center College of Design Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

1,738 Students

70% Admitted

  • 2,251 full time
  • 294 part time
  • 808 men full time
  • 636 women full time
  • 440 applied
  • 280 admitted
  • 139 enrolled

2,005 Undergraduates

$40,046 Tuition/Year

  • 182 Graduates
  • 16 Non-Degree
  • $40,046 in state
  • $550 fees
  • N/A room & board
  • $4,000 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Far West Mid-size city
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Kevin from Yuba City, CA
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  • Art Center is comprised of some of the most talented up-and-coming artists ranging in a variety of fields. As a student, you're surrounded by an atmosphere of immense creativity and…

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  • Justin from Portland, OR
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  • If you are willing to work extremely hard, this school and its instructors can take you far. Many of the world's best designers and creative visionaries have walked these halls.…

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  • John Ives. Pasadena
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  • Very impressive alumni list. great career opportunities and connections for students. High level of education from instructors that are currently working in the disciplines that the teach.…

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Mission Statement

To provide the best art and design education experience through a multi-faceted program of transdisciplinary studies and real-world relevance.

To train top art and design professionals who will harness the power of their disciplines to become business and industry leaders capable of catalyzing positive change in the world.


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
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  • Brandon from Quartz Hill, CA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    For a while I thought Art Center was the place for me. Living in the Los Angeles area and knowing Pasadena as being arguably the most beautiful city in Los Angeles probably helped me reach this decision before even visiting the campus. The Art Center's Hillside campus is of course a reflection of the city's beauty. All of its facilities are perfect in every way. While visiting I learned that it was a commuter school (meaning basically everyone commutes from different areas to attend everyday). That didn't bother me at first but as the tour went on, it seemed to set the lonely, unsocial mood that I gathered from the rest of the campus. The worst part being the commuter attitude seemed to overtake the whole staff's personalities. Most of whom I met seemed withdrawn or borderline rude. It seemed as if I attended, I would be on my own to fend for myself. When looking for a college I look for personality; it should be an environment that promotes collaboration and social interaction.

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