Academy of Art University

79 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, United States
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  • Total Documents
    0
  • Class Notes
    1
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    4
  • Currently Enrolled
    144
  • Previously Enrolled
    244

Overview of Academy of Art University

About this school

The Academy of Art College, founded in 1929, is a private institution. Its urban campus is located in San Francisco.
  • Institution Type


    Private for-profit

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:7,652
    • Men:3,294 (43.0%)
    • Women:4,358 (57.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Academy of Art University is noncompetitive: virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
-
Mathematics
-
-
Science
-
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
79 New Montgomery Street
City, State, Zip
San Francisco, CA  94105-3410
Phone
(415) 274-2200
Fax
(415) 263-4130
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
100% of 2,529 applicants were admitted
Women
100% of 1,476 applicants were admitted
Men
100% of 1,053 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,509 (60%) of 2,529 admitted students enrolled
Women
886 (60%) of 1,476 admitted students enrolled
Men
623 (59%) of 1,053 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $27,810 (55.9242277992278%)
  • Room & Board: - $16,648 (33.47812097812098%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,918 (3.856981981981982%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,352 (6.740669240669241%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Academy of Art University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 007531
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
331 (53.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
306 (92.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
292 (95.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
9 (3.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
31%
Average Award
$10,984
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 231 (79.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,479
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 250 (85.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,224
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 32 (11.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
28 (4.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,889

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,115 (43.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,978 (93.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,940 (98.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
51 (2.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
34%
Average Award
$11,828
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,474 (76.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,925
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,649 (85.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,107
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 138 (7.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
69 (1.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,290

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
14.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$4,940

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


265

Part-Time Faculty


1,027

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


3%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 26% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 65% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 9% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Not accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Not available

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
445,710

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
900
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Academy of Art University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


5.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


29.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


39.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (34)


  • Acting
  • Advertising
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Commercial Photography
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Digital Arts
  • Drawing
  • Fashion and Fabric Consultant
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Game and Interactive Media Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Interior Design
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Music, Other
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Distance learning, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Visual and performing arts, Computer and information sciences, Engineering technologies

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Architecture, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (23)


  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Arts Journalism
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Game Design and Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Textile Design
  • Theater
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


825,863

Nearest Metropolitan Area


3 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
45.8 average low in January, 68.7 average high in September
Rain
63 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
20 mile(s) from campus in San Francisco
Nearest Bus Station
San Francisco
Nearest Train Station
San Francisco

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


15% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


85%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Not offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
-
School Colors
Royal blue and yellow, red and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Academy of Art University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, tea time animation, beyond the front row, children's book club, comic book club, empower

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,422

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
7,652
Women
4,358
Men
3,294

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 9.0% Asian
  • 9.2% Black/African-American
  • 15.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 1.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 25.6% White
  • 34.5% Unknown

International Students


28.9% from 103 countries

Average Age


26

Number of Graduate Students


4,020

Student Resources

Study resources