Academy of Art University Overview
Academy of Art University is a private for-profit institution located in San Francisco, California. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Academy of Art University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Academy of Art University.
- In 2017-2018, 21% of the faculty were full-time.
Academy of Art University Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Academy of Art University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Academy of Art University.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Academy of Art University has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Academy of Art University?
Contact details for Academy of Art University are given below.
|Address:||79 New Montgomery, San Francisco, CA 94105|
How Do I Get Into Academy of Art University?
You can apply to Academy of Art University online at: www.academyart.edu/admissions/apply
Can I Afford Academy of Art University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Academy of Art University, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $6,528 a year. That adds up to $26,112 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Academy of Art University is 5.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Academy of Art University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,118 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,758 full-time undergraduates at Academy of Art University, 47% are male and 53% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Academy of Art University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||161|
|Hispanic or Latino||351|
California students aren't the only ones who study at Academy of Art University. At this time, 48 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 114 countries are represented at Academy of Art University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Taiwan, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Academy of Art University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Academy of Art University has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 6th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Academy of Art University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Academy of Art University was -5.8%. This is the #2,502 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Academy of Art University regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Academy of Art University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Academy of Art University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Academy of Art University.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Academy of Art University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Computer Software & Applications||29||178||344||551|
|Design & Applied Arts||26||133||147||306|
|Drafting & Design Engineering Technology||11||115||157||283|
|Film, Video & Photographic Arts||22||102||135||259|
|Fine & Studio Arts||2||44||94||140|
|Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing||6||31||74||111|
|General Visual & Performing Arts||11||41||53||105|
|Textile & Apparel Studies||18||77||7||102|
|Drama & Theater Arts||3||33||26||62|
|Radio, Television & Digital Communication||0||38||17||55|
|Instructional Media Design||0||7||7||14|
|Vehicle Maintenance & Repair||8||0||0||8|
|Human Sciences Business Services||1||4||0||5|
|Architectural Sciences & Technology||0||0||3||3|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||0||0||0||0|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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