Art Center College of Design

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Art Center College of Design can be found in Pasadena, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. About a thousand students are enrolled at Art Center College of Design.

Art Center College of Design sends acceptance letters to roughly 80% of applicants each year. Of those that are accepted, about 42% of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Art Center College of Design Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Art Center College of Design was reported as 81.7% in Fall 2013 with over 480 applications submitted to Art Center College of Design. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Art Center College of Design has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 66.3%
  • 2010-2011: 66.9%
  • 2011-2012: 63.6%
  • 2012-2013: 81.1%
  • 2013-2014: 81.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 75.6%

How Does Art Center College of Design Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Art Center College of Design is forty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Occidental College42.4%
California Institute of Technology10.6%
Woodbury University55.8%
Whittier College63.3%
Mount St. Mary's College74.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

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