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San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco, CA

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Overview

San Francisco Art Institute is a Comprehensive institution located in San Francisco, CA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA  94133
United States
Contact Office of Admissions
Email: admissions@sfai.edu
Phone: 415-749-4500
Fax: 415-749-4592

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Majors & Degrees

Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Digital Arts Checkmark
Painting Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
Printmaking Checkmark
Sculpture Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Related Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

269
Applied
243
Accepted
220
Enrolled
90%
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Female Admissions

190
Females Applied
181
Females Accepted
95%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

79
Males Applied
62
Males Accepted
78%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

75
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Other requirements exist (see below)
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
Interview
Other requirements: Portfolio and artist statement for BFA applicants, critical essay for BA applicants

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

45,664
Private
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Fees

950
Full-time student fees
14,500
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

18,707
Avg. Financial Aid Package
21,353
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
7,360
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
2,346
Avg. Loan Aid
9,119
Avg. Grant Aid
5,583
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
45%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
7%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

220
Total Undergrad students
26%
International Students
35%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.24%
Black or African American 3.81%
White or Caucasian 37.14%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.48%
Asian 5.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.48%
Two or more races 5.71%
Other 4.29%

Gender

Male (35.45%)
Female (64.55%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 22%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
MFAMA Exhibition, Walter & McBean Galleries Openings and SFAI Alumni Weekend + Exhibition

Student Services

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Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Union, LOGS (Legion of Graduate Students), Film Club, Photo Club and SFAeye

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
security cameras

Faculty

80
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 13
Part-time - 67
Male - 38
Female - 42
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