Santa Fe University of Art and Design

385 reviews
  1. Santa Fe, NM
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Santa Fe University of Art and Design is ...
Private for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
1600 St. Michael's Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Santa Fe University of Art and 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
100%
SAT Range
900-1140
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$28,006/ 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
    $23,991/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,750/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,717/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,225/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,517/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
918Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Creative
    58%
  • Don't dream it be it.
    21%
  • Atypical
    16%
  • I knew a gay person once; I'm really progressive.
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.31 responses
Poll
100%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.33 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Both a diverse and creative community
    40%
  • Creative Community
    40%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • All about the money
    5%
  • Influentil and motivational
    5%

After Santa Fe University of Art and Design

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
21%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
65%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses

Reviews

385 reviews
  • Excellent
    65
  • Very Good
    114
  • Average
    138
  • Poor
    35
  • Terrible
    33
Almost everything about this school is amazing! The quality of the professors and courses are excellent. The professors especially are usually published artists in the fields they teach and have more knowledgeable teaching styles, they also greatly encourage class interaction, are often available by email or have scheduled office hours, and are often just as artistically "unique" as the students they teach, which allows them to better relate to and communicate with their students. The class sizes, despite their popularity are usually small to average size, which most students greatly enjoy. And the school definitely offers a wide variety of classes. The school's quality is excellent.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
This school works with the local community to help it's students succeed in getting a job in their field. The school often works with movie producers and film crews and actually have a policy that the crew has to use student interns for their film! The rest of the fields offer similar programs to their students, trying to help them get a hands-on, immersive experience in their career field before graduating; many actually end up taking part in a published work in their field before graduating!
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
It is an awesome campus! It's large but no way crowded, everyone is very nice, very forward and progressive (many trans and LGBT students). It's clean, good security, an amazing gym, and that's just the phsyical aspects. The professors and heads of departments are very open to creating your own major and minors, they make time for you, and they work hard to assist you the student (sometimes even against the administration-- which is amazing for the students). If you have an art-related mind, this is the place for you. Whole parts of buildings are dedicated to artists-- whether street art or stenciled poetry.
  • College Senior
  • Jan 10 2014