Art Center College of Design (Art Center)

Pasadena, CA

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Art Center College of Design

Art Center College of Design

Art Center College of Design Student Essentials

Art Center College of Design Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.artcenter.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $35,552
Out-of-State Tuition: $35,552
Retention Rate: 82%
Enrollment: 2,519
Year Established: 1930

About Art Center

The Art Center College of Design, located in Pasadena, California, offers students interested in art and design full-time opportunities to pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nearly 15 disciplines. Students can seek to major in fields like Advertising, Photography and Imaging, Illustration, or Graphic Design, or simply build their portfolios with non-degree classes.

To apply to The Art Center College of Design, applicants must show a strong grade record and present a specialized portfolio. While the average freshmen at this college are in their early twenties, high school students can still apply for direct admissions.

Classes run in terms of 14 weeks, and dedicated students can graduate in a minimum 32 months. The student to faculty ratio of 12:1 allows students opportunities to work directly with their professors to achieve their educational goals.

Students seeking financial aid can check their eligibility by filling out a FAFSA form, and peruse the scholarships offered for those in need of aid.

The Art Center College of Design does not offer on-campus housing, but students can expect to enjoy a college life that seeks to inspire creativity and positively impact its community, and the many opportunities offered by bustling Pasadena.

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Art Center Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave Art Center College of Design 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Former Student - Last Attended 2011

Overall Rating

Art Center College has produced an impressive alumni list, which is why I originally looked into taking classes there. I like that they encourage both individual artistic exploration and experimentation (regardless of the final result) while providing excellent technical instruction. It’s up to the student to bring these two aspects together.


Art Center Map & Location

Art Center College of Design
1700 Lida St
Pasadena, CA 91103


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Getting Around Art Center

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Pasadena, CA

Winter
Dec
67
47
Jan
68
48
Feb
70
49
Spring
Mar
72
50
Apr
76
53
May
79
57
Summer
Jun
84
60
Jul
89
64
Aug
91
65
Fall
Sep
89
63
Oct
82
58
Nov
74
51

Art Center Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,282
Freshman Class 159
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 2,519

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 13%
  • African American: 2%
  • Caucasian: 33%
  • Asian: 47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 4%
Latino 13%
African American 2%
Caucasian 33%
Asian 47%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Unknown and Other 4%

Undergraduate 91%
Graduate 9%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 56%
Men 44%
International 21%
Domestic 79%

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Art Center College of Design

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