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Art Center College of Design Admission Requirements

Pasadena, California

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Chances of getting into Art Center College of Design

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
70.8%
Admission Difficulty for Art Center College of Design
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Art Center College of Design and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #65 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 719 out of 1,015 applicants were admitted making Art Center College of Design a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Art Center College of Design typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Art Center College of Design.

Art Center College of Design SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for Art Center College of Design
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Art Center College of Design
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Art Center College of Design ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for Art Center College of Design
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Art Center College of Design
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Art Center College of Design GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.25
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Art Center College of Design?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Art Center College of Design. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Art Center College of Design was 3.25 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #61 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Art Center College of Design accepts 71% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Art Center College of Design students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 16% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Good
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 12% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 25% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 8% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Art Center College of Design admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 655 360 1,015
Accepted 497 222 719
Acceptance Rate 76% 62% 71%
Enrolled 168 98 266
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 44% 37%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Art Center College of Design is $50.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Art Center College of Design and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Art Center College of Design Admission Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Art Center College of Design
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=109651 IPEDS survey data for Art Center College of Design.

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What is my chance of getting into Art Center College of Design?

71% of those who apply are granted admission to Art Center College of Design. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.