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San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco, CA
University Website: www.sfai.edu
Apply Online: sfai.edu/apply-sfai
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San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) is a school of higher education in contemporary art with the main campus in the Russian Hill district of San Francisco, California. Its graduate center is in the Dogpatch neighborhood. The private, non-profit institution is accredited by WASC and is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. SFAI was founded in 1871, and is one of the oldest art schools in the United States and the oldest west of the Mississippi River

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $34,046.00 avg tuition

800 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94133-2299
(415) 771-7020

Apply online Admissions:
Financial Aid:

Areas of Study:

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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San Francisco Art Institute

Applied 245
Admitted 243 99%
Enrolled total 86
Full Time: 85
Part Time 1
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 460 580
SAT Math 450 560
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 460 550
ACT Composite 20 25
ACT English 21 26
ACT Math 20 24
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 53%
4-year graduation rate 26%
6-year graduation rate 53%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Required
Admission Test Scores Recommended
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

San Francisco Art Institute

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $34,046.00 $34,046.00 $34,046.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $870.00 $870.00 $870.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,491.00 $1,491.00 $1,491.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $36,366.00 $36,366.00 $36,366.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $870.00 $870.00 $870.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,597.00 $1,597.00 $1,597.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
(with family)
Room and Board $13,185.00 $13,450.00 $3,672.00
Other Expenses $3,303.00 $3,672.00 $3,672.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $65.00
Graduate Application Fee $75.00
Books and Supplies $1,701.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 97%
Percent receiving grant aid 97%
Avg amount of grant aid $13,402.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 84%
Avg amount of student loan aid $5,658.00

San Francisco Art Institute

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
Museology/Museum Studies X
Urban Studies/Affairs X X
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X X
Cinematography and Film/Video Production X X
Design and Visual Communications, General X X
Painting X X
Photography X X
Printmaking X X
Sculpture X X
Visual and Performing Arts, Other X X

Scholarships for Students in California

Name Amount Deadline
S.P.R.O.W.T Scholarship $5,000 May 31, 2017
Thomas M. Stetson Scholarship $2,000 June 01, 2017
Leon Bradley Scholarship Up to $2,500 May 31, 2017

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