San Francisco Art Institute

country rank  908
world rank  2381

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Established in 1871, San Francisco Art Institute is a non-profit private specialized higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of San Francisco (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 149 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SFAI also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym SFAI
Founded 1871
Colours Gray and clear

University Location

Address 800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco
94133-2299 California
United States
Tel +1 (415) 771 7020
Fax +1 (415) 749 1951

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is required
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office 800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco 94133-2206
(415) 7494500
(800) 345 7324

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 500-999
Academic Staff 50-99
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools
2000 Classification Schools of art, music, and design
Size & Setting Four-year, very small, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to San Francisco Art Institute's Library
San Francisco Art Institute's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 31,900 physical volumes, 4,195 physical media, 596 digital/electronic medium and 4 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
San Francisco Art Institute provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 152 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1954


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)

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