About Santa Fe University of Art and Design

Founded in 1874, Santa Fe University of Art and Design. is a Private college. Located in New Mexico, which is a city setting in New Mexico, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 803 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Santa Fe University of Art and Design Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 33 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Santa Fe University of Art and Design include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate98%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at CSF are considered Less Selective, with ,2% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 34 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.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.

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“We”re apathetic”
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“We know about current events and vote”
75%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
25%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
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“We save it for the classroom”
25%
“Sometimes, but not often”
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“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
75%
“All the time, including weekends”
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“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
50%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
50%
“I feel extremely safe”
100%
“We don”t play sports”
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“We play recreationally”
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“We bought the gear”
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“We live for the big game”
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“It”s not really our thing”
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“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
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“There are a variety of opportunities”
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“We”re a very artistic group”
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“Haven”t met them”
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“Available in class”
75%
“They keep regular office hours”
25%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
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“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
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“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
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“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
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“We”re not into drinking at all”
75%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
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“We only party on weekends”
25%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
25%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
25%
“There might be people who do”
25%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
25%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
0%
“We know about current events and vote”
75%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
25%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
25%
“Sometimes, but not often”
0%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
75%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
50%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
50%
“I feel extremely safe”
100%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
0%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
100%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
75%
“They keep regular office hours”
25%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
75%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
25%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
25%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
25%
“There might be people who do”
25%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
25%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    13 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    11 Students rated off-campus housing 2.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    13 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    13 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    13 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 69 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    12 Students rated school activities 3.2 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    12 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    13 Students rated academics 3.6 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

Santa Fe University of Art and Design REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Santa Fe University of Art and Design?

3 Students rated Santa Fe University of Art and Design

Shawn - 05/18/2017

It was more Self-Design, from where my knowledge came from. Though, the professors are always more than willing to support/mentor projects because of the small class size. The reason as to why I give a low rating is because Laureate did not properly manage their resources, and are closing the school in a year. They gave 2 months notice to the entire school, and faculty/staff were fired left and right.

Belinda - 01/18/2017

This university is extremely diverse, the professors and students make this university a fun place to be. Creativity is encouraged and the staff push you past your comfort zone and limits to help you succeed. The campus is the perfect size for a small school, collaborations are encouraged with other majors which makes becoming successful one step easier.

Amber - 07/30/2016

Great campus with passionate teachers and great school life. Although the food isn't the best, the classes are small and focused on what you want to do in your field. Most students are friendly although some are cocky. Housing is decent but they have a slight issue with ants getting into the dorm rooms. You won't find another school like it!

Santa Fe University of Art and Design FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Santa Fe University of Art and Design?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Santa Fe University of Art and Design is 98%. 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 _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    When you take the tour talk to a student ambassadour or guidance counselor without your parents at least once. Ask them all the questions you wouldn't want to ask infront of your parents (what's the party scene like, do they have a gay straight alliance, etc etc). Sit in on a class, get an idea for class sizes, how available the teachers are, what kinds of clubs they have, and the resource centers they have for students. Is the library up to date, can you as a first year student rent out equipment in your department, are internships available, do they have study groups and tutours? Find out from students how easy the financial aid and registrar offices are to navigate. Once you're at college, even if you feel a bit out of place at first STICK WITH IT, if you give up rite away and transfer out chances are you're only going to run into the same problem when you get to your new school. Try new things, meet new people, take classes in things your interested in, join clubs, don't be afraid to see the on campus therapist if you need help adjusting.

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  3. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It offers small classes and great resources for the fields of film and theatre.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    This school is very artistic, has intersting people, but it feels more like high school.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    Everyone is all about their art, or whatever they are working on. Students often colaborate with other students. We all have our specialities and we recognize that- When M.O.V. stoduents go to make a movie for class, they bring in sound people, makeup and costume poeple, lighting, photography, music- all students can get involved in projects on campus- if they want.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about College of Santa Fe is the food- and that is not saying much because it is catered by an outside catering service. The food is obviously not grandma's dinner but it has quite a variety.

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates were extermely creative, intelligent, and an ethnically diverse group of people.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A very outgoing, friendly, positive bubbly person does the best in our school. Everyone is very, very friendly and goes out of thier way to make you feel at home. The town is great and has a tremendous amount of opportunities in the culture department. I felt right at home. I am from the south and my home town is known for its hospitality and friendliness. Being at the College of Santa Fe was very much like being in my home town.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who is open to creativity and being an individual among friends is best suited for Santa Fe University of Art and Design (new name). They have to be the kind of person who enjoys the simplicty in life and wants to achieve goals in the art of their choice by being around those that understand them and want to see them do well. A person who wants to be a part of an actuall community, not a number, but a name and a face.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Our art and photography programs as well as our MOV department (movie)

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  11. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Last year when I came to the College of Santa Fe I wish I would have known the seriousness of the financial problems the school was experiencing. I think that would have changed many peoples' minds about attending CSF last year because now as a result of the school temporarily shutting down this summer, we have lost the majority of our student population this year. Only returning students were accepted this semester, leaving us with only 200 students as compared to last year's 750.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When I tell prople about my school I brag about how small the school is. The school is about 800 students! I love it because it allows for personal attention when needed by teacher to student. I brag about how amazing the school is they have so many different programs for you to choose from it almost makes you want to change your major just because you can. All of their technologies are up to date which allows for better learning. But mostly its nit big and crowded. It's a private college and its the perfect size.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    There are too many smokers on campus and no enforcement of the 20 foot rule.

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Student Body

Students

56%

female

44%

male

803

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

77%

Out-Of-State

20%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

5

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

100%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
8%
% Hispanic/Latino
29%
% White or Caucasian
43%

TUITION & AID

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.

100% of students attending Santa Fe University of Art and Design receive some sort of financial aid. 52% were awarded federal grants. While 75% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$26,635

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,400

Books and Supplies

$8,946

Room and Board

36,981

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$26,426
$30 - $48K
$26,505
$48 - $75K
$29,486
$75 - $110K
$31,046
$110K & UP
$31,075

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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