Academy of Art University

Academy of Art University

San Francisco , United States
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 116
    Available Programs
  • 10000
  • 26000
    Average Cost
  • 73
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


Established in 1929, the Academy of Art University is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of San Francisco, California. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, the Academy of Art University (ARTU) is a large coeducational US higher education institution.

Academy of Art University (ARTU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees in several areas of study.

This 91 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy This higher education institution has an open admission policy. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. ARTU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses, and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

Entry requirements

  • Final high school (secondary school) transcripts and diploma/graduation certificate (for undergraduate studies);
  • Final bachelor's degree transcripts and bachelor's degree graduation certificate(for graduate studies);
  • Art Portfolio;
  • Official Bank Letter (must show a minimum balance of $43000 USD or equivalent);
  • Passport and Visa documents;
  • English Proficiency (Duolingo English Assessment)

The documents must be translated into English and notarized. 

Scholarship & funding

Academy of Art University offers a number of scholarships and grants. You can find out about them here
Information about the other types of financial aid you can find here


Student life

Day in a life: Academy of Art University Film Student

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