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Founded in 1930, Art Center College of Design. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,908 full time undergraduate students, and 230 full time graduate students.
The Art Center College of Design Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 9:1. There are 112 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Art Center College of Design include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,1% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 31 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Art Center College of Design.
9 Students rated on-campus housing 1.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
8 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
13 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.
13 Students rated campus facilities 4.5 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.
13 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.
13 Students rated school activities 3 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.
13 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.
13 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.
11 Students rated Art Center College of Design
This school is great for self disciplined and social people. The main appeal is the connections and relationships you build there. If you're someone who relies more on structure and clear direction, you may struggle significantly to make the best use of the resources here. The programs are also very rigorous and mental and physical health are not always well supported. This makes time management and being vocal extremely important. You should stick to your values and stand up for yourself, and know that the schools' culture – which can sometimes be toxic – is very engrained and difficult to change. That said, the work ethic I developed there is something I know I wouldn't have gotten anywhere else. The facilities and shop staff are amazing and care a lot for the safety of the students. You'll have access to top notch machinery, prototyping labs, and more. Overall, there are major benefits and major pitfalls, and like anything, it should be thoroughly researched before you jump in. Ultimately, I believe this school is best for those that know exactly what they want and can self direct.
Since this school has been known for the best art school, it deserves to be regarded as one of the most inspiring ones so. If students are interested in art or design, they should consider about getting into this school in terms of inspiration and motivation.
Many of us have grown up playing video games and remember fondly of always having to yell out to our parents that we just need five more minutes of game time before coming down to dinner. That addiction and thrill of immersing oneself in a fictional world has led people to dream of leading an easy life as a video game creator, of a laid back life of leisure and games. Yes, people with scoff at this highly idealized vision and will shoot down dreams of any possibility that this will happen. However, ArtCenter gladly embraces dreams such as this and cultivate it.
It is not an easy path to becoming say a concept artist or a visual development artist but ArtCenter brings with it a plethora of talented teachers and an environment of hard-working students who thrive on the passion of their peers. This is not an easy school like a university where you can skip classes and only study the day before a massive exam but rather people feed the need to draw and practice everyday to be better than their fellow classmates.
With how competitive the entertainment world is today, ArtCenter is designed to aid in creating a portfolio for work opportunities and giving access to contacts who are already highly successful. Furthermore, while ArtCenter may be lacking in some areas such as in-campus housing, there are plenty of apartments and single rooms in the area plus many forms of public transportation including the free school shuttle.
It's not the perfect school nor is it the least expensive, but having access to amazing classes and shops, not to mention a competitive environment makes this an ideal option for those who are serious about their career.
Its a beautiful school, very demanding at times overwhelming.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Art Center College of Design is 69%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I would tell myself that Industrial Design is the major that I should go directly into and not waste my time in any other field. I would counsel myself to take as many art classes as I could, be more curious, read more about what technologies are coming out, question everything, and invest in Google! I would tell myself to sell the Mustang and get that Corolla now to save money on gas. I would tell myself to not take any of my future girlfriends too seriously because they are all not the one for you. I would tell myself to cook more and not rely on fast food and restaurants so much. The most important thing I would tell myself though is to never worry because everything has a solution and that fear ruins all experiences and maybe even my success.
Our tuition is very very expensive.
Highly driven, talented and competitive multicultural young people with high hopes and expectations.
Student who are not self-motivated should not enroll this school.
Networking with working professionals and companies.
I wish I knew the financial aspect of it and the difficulty one can face when they don't have enough funds. I also wish I went straight to this school after high school, instead of investing my time in another degree, but I know I wouldn't be where I am today if I hadn't, so I have no regrets, only financial issues.
Distinguished faculty and alumni with a strong emphasis on process and creative development.
I enjoy attending the school very much, however I think the workload is rather extreme and hectic. I like to take my time to produce quality art work and I absorb knowledge slowly but I feel that we a rather rushed and don't have the opportunity to learn at our own pace. I just wish the homework stressed quality rather than quantity.
Artistic people and creative thinkers. People that are passionate about design. People that want to change the world and how people go about their lives. Professional minded and eager to learn about design and technology. Always thinking about the future and how things can be made easier and more efficient. Innovative, thinking of other ways to use things in our daily lives. Hardworking students that are prepared to do whatever it takes to get the task finished. Effective time managers, using what time they have to effectively complete a task. Getting things done the correct way, not using short cuts.
I wish the computer labs had assistants to help students with technical problems and problems the students are having with applications. I wish the school fostered more of a sense of community among the students and also had more tutors to help students after class. It is not always easy to contact teachers for help during the after school hours.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
63% of students
attending Art Center College of Design receive some sort of financial aid.
23% were awarded federal grants.
While 48% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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