Art Center College of Design

269 reviews
  1. Pasadena, CA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
Art Center College of Design is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
1700 Lida St
Pasadena, CA 91103

Art Center College of Design Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$43,111/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $38,814/ year
  • $30-48k
    $43,153/ year
  • $49-75k
    $41,982/ year
  • $76-110k
    $49,316/ year
  • $110k+
    $48,137/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
20%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,578Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Busy
    50%
  • Inspired
    50%

After Art Center College of Design

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses

Reviews

269 reviews
  • Excellent
    59
  • Very Good
    83
  • Average
    91
  • Poor
    20
  • Terrible
    16
Given the average class size is 5 students to 1 teachers makes it far easier to communicate and get your point across during lesson time. It also provides one-on-one teaching which is effective if the student is a quite one like myself. The resources available to students, especially in the art studios, is unbelievable as this allows the students the opportunity to explore and create which broadens the creative horizons of the art students.
  • College Freshman
  • 5 months ago
Well, artcenter college of design is the best school for students to learn more deeply about art. The programs and facilities and faculties are really understandable to students. So there are many good things to learn.

Also the quality of the classes are extraordinary perfect. I was astonished of that curriculum at the first of the class.

Even though I'd got acceptance from six other colleges, but I do not never regret that I choose the artcenter. Also I want to recommend to others who wants to apply to the artcenter.
  • College Student
  • 9 months ago
ArtCenter College of Design is the best entertainment art and design school in the world. It is incredibly professional and rigorous, and almost all of the professors are working professionals in the industry. The school is unparalleled in entertainment design and transportation design.
  • College Student
  • 8 months ago