299
Students
Financial aid thermometer
16,140
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
74
74%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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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

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
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Sculpture Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Related Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

451
Applied
337
Accepted
299
Enrolled
75%
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Female Admissions

309
Females Applied
232
Females Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

142
Males Applied
105
Males Accepted
74%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

75
Application Fee
3.05
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
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 November 15th Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 25 21 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

45,664
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Fees

870
Full-time student fees
15,709
Room & board
11,650
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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

16,140
Avg. Financial Aid Package
16,709
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
5,817
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
2,416
Avg. Loan Aid
8,361
Avg. Grant Aid
5,679
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
49%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
11%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

299
Total undergrad students
21%
International Students
64%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.05%
Black or African American 1.67%
White or Caucasian 41.14%
Asian 8.03%
Two or more races 7.69%
Other 5.35%

Gender

Male (37.46%)
Female (62.54%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Not Reported
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 36%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
MFAMA Exhibition, Walter & McBean Galleries Openings and SFAI Alumni Weekend + Exhibition

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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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

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
security cameras

Faculty

92
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 70
Male - 46
Female - 46