San Francisco Art Institute

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San Francisco Art Institute can be found in San Francisco, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. San Francisco Art Institute has only approximately 600 enrolled students, which allows them to offer smaller classes.

Most of the students accepted into this school got an SAT score between 1400 - 1760, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 22 - 27. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the San Francisco Art Institute average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.38. This school has an acceptance rate of around 83 percent with 21 percent of applicants choosing to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall San Francisco Art Institute Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for San Francisco Art Institute was reported as 82.7% in Fall 2013 with over 416 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1400 - 1760
  • ACT Scores: 22 - 27
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into San Francisco Art Institute?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into San Francisco Art Institute, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

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 San Francisco Art Institute has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 93.5%
  • 2010-2011: 78.3%
  • 2011-2012: 99.2%
  • 2012-2013: 62.8%
  • 2013-2014: 82.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 80.4%

How Does San Francisco Art Institute Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for San Francisco Art Institute is forty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
San Francisco Conservatory of Music39.9%
Menlo College37.1%
Columbia College Hollywood54.8%
Harvey Mudd College18.2%
Laguna College of Art and Design43.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters 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)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to San Francisco Art Institute (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 600
Math450 - 560
Writing470 - 600
Total Score1400 - 1760
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 30
Math20 - 24
Composite Score22 - 27
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