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 two thousand students are enrolled at Art Center College of Design.

Art Center College of Design sends acceptance letters to roughly 70% of applicants each year. Of those that are accepted, about 37% 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 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Art Center College of Design was reported as 70.8% in Fall 2020 with over 1,020 college 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 staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 69.3%
  • 2017-2018: 70.4%
  • 2018-2019: 67.7%
  • 2019-2020: 70.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 64.8%

How Does Art Center College of Design Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Art Center College of Design is twenty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

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Occidental College36.7%
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Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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