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The Art Institute of California-San Diego

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The Art Institute of California – San Diego is one of The Art Institutes, a system of more than 40 for-profit educational institutions located throughout North America, The Art Institute is a design, media arts and culinary arts post-secondary school providing bachelor's and associate's degrees in Advertising, Culinary Arts, Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing & Management, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation and Web Design & Interactive Media. The campus is located in the middle of San Diego's Mission Valley.

The school, located at 7650 Mission Valley Road in San Diego, California, houses many PC and Mac labs to facilitate industry style art creation. Professional skills kitchens are also available for culinary students. The school also includes a library resource center, student gallery, student lounge, an art supply store, staff and faculty offices and other amenities. In April 2004, the school opened its dining lab, The Palette—a restaurant open to the public that’s operated by senior level culinary students and overseen by professional chef faculty.

The Art Institute of California – San Diego was founded in 1981 as La Jolla Academy of Advertising Arts, and later known as The Advertising Arts College and The Art Institute of California . The Art Institute of California – San Diego is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT).

The Art Institutes system is a subsidiary of Education Management Corporation, which is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Fast Facts

  • Private for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $18,648.00 avg tuition

7650 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92108-4423
(866) 275-2422

Apply online Admissions:
www.artinstitutes.edu/san-diego/a..
Financial Aid:
www.artinstitutes.edu/san-diego/f..

Areas of Study:

  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Personal And Culinary Services
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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The Art Institute of California-San Diego

Statistics:
Applied 399
Admitted 175 44%
Enrolled total 163
Full Time: 120
Part Time 43
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 0 0
SAT Math 0 0
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 0 0
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 65%
4-year graduation rate 44%
6-year graduation rate 48%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

The Art Institute of California-San Diego

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $18,648.00 $18,648.00 $18,648.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $100.00 $100.00 $100.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $518.00 $518.00 $518.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $11,652.00 $10,863.00 $4,080.00
Other Expenses $3,096.00 $4,059.00 $4,080.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $50.00
Graduate Application Fee $0.00
Books and Supplies $1,656.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 91%
Percent receiving grant aid 75%
Avg amount of grant aid $6,474.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 79%
Avg amount of student loan aid $8,047.00

The Art Institute of California-San Diego

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Advertising X X
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Recording Arts Technology/Technician X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Graphics X
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design X
PERSONAL AND CULINARY SERVICES
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef X
Culinary Arts/Chef Training X
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Fashion/Apparel Design X
Game and Interactive Media Design X
Graphic Design X X
Interior Design X

Scholarships for Students in California

Name Amount Deadline
Golden 1 Credit Union Scholarship Up to $5,000 January 17, 2017
Ronald D. Lunceford Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
Clinton E. Phillips Scholarship $4,000 January 13, 2017
Donald F. Hastings Scholarship $2,500 February 15, 2017
Robert E. Thunen Memorial Scholarship $2,500 April 01, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
First Time College Student Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017
Community College Graduate Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017

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