1700 Lida Street Pasadena, CA 91103 626-396-2373
About Art Center College of Design
  • Year of Foundation 1930
  • Size of Campus 175 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor's, Master's
  • Calendar Type Trimester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,512
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 40%,60%, 23%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $27,710
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $50
  • Enrollment No. 1,487
Art Center College of Design (a.k.a. "Art Center") is a private college located in Pasadena, California, and was cited by BusinessWeek as one of the 60 best design schools in the world. The college’s industrial design program is consistently ranked number one by both DesignIntelligence and U.S. News & World Report, and BusinessWeek regularly features Art Center among the world’s top design schools. U.S. News also ranks Art Center’s Art and Media Design programs among the top 20 graduate schools in the U.S. The college logo is an orange circle, also known as the Art Center "Dot," which has been a part of the school's identity since its inception by founder Tink Adams. Art Center offers undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of art and design fields, as well as public programs for children and high school students, and continuing studies for the Los Angeles metro area. Art Center is particularly known for its Transportation (Automobile) Design, Product Design and Entertainment Design programs. It also has notable Photography, Graphic Design, Advertising, Illustration, Fine Art, Film and Environmental Design programs. Art Center offers graduate degrees in Fine Art, Media Design, Broadcast Cinema and Industrial Design. The college maintains two campuses in Pasadena; both are considered architecturally notable.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies N/A
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Students' Organization
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Chrome Contrast; Japanese Students Organization; ACISO
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus N/A
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
Transportation
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Los Angeles (20), Burbank (10)
  • Distance to nearest train Los Angeles (15)
  • Distance to nearest bus Pasadena (5)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing N/A
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 0%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered No
  • Type of housing provided for students N/A
Campus Services
  • Library Facilities 115,000 slides; 90,000 picture reference library
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 0
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help writing
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, library
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 85,000
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 8,000
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Basic Services Provided placement service, health insurance
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, psychological
  • Museums Three galleries
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Number Of Subscriptions 400
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Computer Courses Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network
  • Employed Students after 2 years 91%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,200
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 22%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment Yes
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year 88%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Industrial Light and Magic; Nike; Ford Motor Co.; Electronic Arts; Mattel; Walt Disney Company; Dreamworks
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities City