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ARTCENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN, PASADENA, CALIFORNIA

Pasadena, CaliforniaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1930Established Year
  2100Enrollment

ArtCenter College of Design: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Art Center College of Design was founded in 1930 in Pasadena, California. Since then the college has become the global leader of art and design education. Not only this but it also serves the city by offering the residents of all ages and levels of experience a series of year-round academic programs. 

This is the first design institute to get the United Nations Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status. It is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Art Center College of Design offers programs that are related to Arts, Design, and Creative Studies. ArtCenter aims to serve the global society through art and design and its visionary approach to learning and teaching.

The university has a total Undergraduate student population of 2,008 students and a total graduate of 242 students. The percentage of international students at the campus is 38%.

Art Center College of Design Rankings

Ranked 12 Best Colleges for Film and Photography in America by Niche in 2020.

Ranked 14 Best Colleges for Design in America by Niche in 2020.

Ranked 23 Best Colleges for Art in America by Niche in 2020.

Ranked 124 Most Diverse Colleges in America by Niche in 2020.

Ranked 238 Best Small Colleges in America by Niche in 2020.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Year of Establishment1930
Campus SettingSuburban
Total Enrollment2,249
Acceptance Rate68%
Student-Faculty Ratio8:1

Art Center College of Design Campus

Art Center College of Design Campus

ArtCenter has two campuses: Hillside and South campus. There are two Satellite studios with active learning spaces

  • ArtCenter DTLA in the city’s Old Bank district is the extension of the Exhibition department’s mission
  • The Hillside campus is spread over 165 acres in Pasadena equipped with workspaces, computer labs, studios, a host of creative tools like CNC machines, modeling facilities, and technologies.
  • The ArtCenter library holds more than 100,000 volumes of books
  •  Private shuttles run between the two campuses to ensure safe travel

Residence Facilities at Art Center College of Design

ArtCenter does not provide on-campus housing to its students. However, it provides all sorts of support to the students to get good housing options off-campus. The Center for the Student Experience (CSE) assists students with their living arrangements. 

Programs offered at Art Center College of Design

There are a total of 11 undergraduate and 7 graduate degree programs offered here.

  • The programs are offered in an array of industrial design, visual and applied arts disciplines.
  • The college also offers a joint MBA and MS program along with the Ducker School of Management.
  • Seven undergraduate programs are offered in Social Innovation through the Designmatters program

Application Process

International students who want to seek admissions at Art Center College of Design can follow the below-mentioned application process:

Application Portal: For undergraduate admissions students can apply via the International UG Form. For graduate admissions students can apply via the International Graduate Form.

Application Fee: The application fee is 70 USD for international applicants.

Basic Admission Requirements: 

TestUndergraduateGraduate
TOEFL80100
IELTS6.57.0

Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance for international students to study at Art Center College of Design is mentioned-below:

Annual BudgetUGPG
Tuition Fees21,408 USD – 22,136 USD22,625 USD – 23,394 USD
Housing6,774 USD6,774 USD
Supplies and books2,000 USD2,000 USD
Transportation1,400 USD1,400 USD
Misc./personal1,800 USD1,800 USD

Scholarships & Financial Aid for International Students

ArtCenter invests more than 22 USD million in scholarships every year. The university offers international students a limited number of scholarships to study in the USA.

  • More than 70% of students receive financial aid every year.
  • ArtCenter provides limited financial support to international students.
  • International students can apply for ArtCenter scholarships offered by the college.
  • They can also approach foundations and corporations for scholarships.

Alumni Network

With more than 20,000 alumni in the network, ArtCenter takes good care of its alumni by providing them several benefits including campus facilities, event discounts, special offers, career workshops, and direct connection with fellow alumni.

Few notable alumni: Jorge Pardo: Artist, McArthur Fellow; Jeff Soto: Fine Art Painter; Michael Bay: Film Director; Roger Avary: Academy award-winning Co-writer of Pulp Fiction; Kevin Benson: Editor The Voice.

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ArtCenter College of Design Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population2865
FAFSA Code001116
Application Cost$50
Accreditation ACS WASC
Average Cost of Attendance$42,816 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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ArtCenter College of Design Acceptance Rate

70.4%

Acceptance Rate

813

Total Applicants

2865

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

49.0%

Male

51.0%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program70.4%
Total Applicants3704
Total Enrolled2606
Graduate
Graduate Programs70.2%
Total Applicants369
Total Enrolled259

ArtCenter College of Design Enrollment

Enrollment
ArtCenter College of Design Enrollment2865
Undergraduate Enrollment2606
Graduate Enrollment259
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate58.5%

Attendance Cost

$42,816

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$42,816 / Year
Post Graduate Program$43,620 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$4,000 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$13,530 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$6,492 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$6,492 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$6,492 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
759421465448-
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    1700 Lida St, Pasadena, CA 91103
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    Bus Station

    Art Center Main Building0.03 Km
    Art Center Bridge0.04 Km
    Art Center Parking Lot0.41 Km
    Lida St & Lida Ln0.51 Km
    Linda Vista Ave & Laurel St0.75 Km
    Linda Vista Ave & Bryant St0.78 Km
    Linda Vista Ave & Salvia Canon Rd0.79 Km
    Linda Vista Ave & Afton St0.8 Km
    Lida St & Arroyo Vw Dr0.82 Km
    Lida St & Linda Vista Ave13.69 Km
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    Airport

    Pasadena Police Department - Benedict Heliport2.08 Km
    Mesa Heliport4.2 Km
    Glendale Adventist Medical Center Heliport4.6 Km
    Verdugo Hills Hospital Heliport4.93 Km
    California Title Building Heliport5.92 Km
    Glen Fed Heliport6.39 Km
    burbank6.42 Km
    A2 Global Shipping6.97 Km
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    Book Store

    The Gamble House2.94 Km
    Rudolf Steiner Library Book4 Km
    Romantix4.15 Km
    Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse4.22 Km
    Comic Odyssey4.68 Km
    Collector's Paradise4.68 Km
    Christian Books & Veggie Foods (Adventist Book Center)4.72 Km
    Vroman's Bookstore5.18 Km
    Theosophical Books & Library5.37 Km
    Once Upon A Time Bookstore5.5 Km
    Pop-Hop Books & Print5.65 Km
    Alexandria II5.67 Km
    Comics Factory6.23 Km
    Caltech Store6.66 Km
    Goodwill Southern California Store & Donation Center6.75 Km
    Legacy Comics and Cards6.93 Km
    Barnes & Noble7.16 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Foothill Promenade3.49 Km
    One Colorado3.99 Km
    Colorado Boulevard4.09 Km
    The Paseo4.61 Km
    Colorado & Mentor Retail Center5.65 Km
    Glendale Plaza5.65 Km
    The Shops On Lake Avenue5.68 Km
    John Moreno Estates6.07 Km
    Glendale Fashion Center6.11 Km
    Glendale Marketplace6.89 Km
    Excelsior Sales Center at The Americana at Brand7.08 Km
    The Americana at Brand7.11 Km
    Sunglass Hut7.18 Km
    Sunglass Hut at Macy's7.18 Km
    Eroscraft7.34 Km
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    Pharmacy

    Julie Ung, Pharm4.39 Km
    Quan Ta, PharmD4.39 Km
    Wanda R. Lewis, Pharm4.65 Km
    Eddie W. Avedikian Jr, PharmD4.73 Km
    Meeta N. Patel, PharmD4.73 Km
    Anahit Chlasyan, PharmD4.73 Km
    Medical Terrace Pharmacy4.75 Km
    Cal Oaks Pharmacy4.92 Km
    Congress Plaza Pharmacy4.94 Km
    CVS Pharmacy5.23 Km
    Apothecary Shop5.76 Km
    Rite Aid5.77 Km
    Diabetes Care Education5.77 Km
    Ari Kuyumjian, PharmD5.83 Km
    Fair Oaks Pharmacy6.67 Km
    TestPoint Academy6.68 Km
    Roman Spa7.27 Km
    St Mary's Pharmacy & Med Supplies7.56 Km
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