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Seattle Film Institute Overview

Seattle Film Institute is a private for-profit institution situated in Seattle, Washington. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Seattle Film Institute Known For?

30 Undergraduate Awards
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Seattle Film Institute since the student to facuty ratio is 7 to 1.
  • The highest award offered at Seattle Film Institute is the master's degree.

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Seattle Film Institute Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Seattle Film Institute.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Film, Video & Photographic Arts Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Film, Video & Photographic Arts Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Seattle Film Institute?

Location of Seattle Film Institute

Contact details for Seattle Film Institute are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3210 16Th Avenue W, Seattle, WA 98119-1707
Phone: 206-568-4387

Since Seattle Film Institute has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Seattle Film Institute?

91% Take Out Loans

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 Seattle Film Institute, approximately 91% of students took out student loans averaging $14,753 a year. That adds up to $59,012 over four years for those students.

Seattle Film Institute Undergraduate Student Diversity

67 Full-Time Undergraduates
27% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 80 undergraduate students at Seattle Film Institute, with 67 being full-time and 13 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Seattle Film Institute

There are also 26 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 67 full-time undergraduates at Seattle Film Institute, 73% are male and 27% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Seattle Film Institute

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Seattle Film Institute students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Seattle Film Institute Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 43
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Over 5 countries are represented at Seattle Film Institute. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, China, and Indonesia.

Online Learning at Seattle Film Institute

6 Took All Classes Online
6 Took At Least One Class Online
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 1 master’s degree programs available online at Seattle Film Institute. In 2017-2018, 6 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Seattle Film Institute has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 26th most popular in Washington for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Seattle Film Institute Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 13 17 5 35
Music 0 0 12 12
TOTAL 13 17 17 47


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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