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The Art Center College of Design

Men
Women
# Applicants
187
293
# Admitted
132
260
% Admitted
70.6%
88.7%
% Overall
81.7%

Students who got into ACD:

Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (0), Grades (1), Sports/Extracurriculars (0), College Essay (0)
Submitted a portfolio and don't take out loans toSep 12 2017Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
Submitted a portfolio and don't take out loans to pay for the tuition.
Male
Worked in Art Center at nightApr 05 2015Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
Worked in Art Center at night. Worked at Pasadena City College
Male
I made six or so paintings that I really likedDec 25 2012Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
I made six or so paintings that I really liked. I submitted them and got in. I am not sure what they are looking for but I tired to show as best I could that I know how to draw to some extent, that I could also paint, and that I understood the materials I used.
Male
I had a good portfolio, which got me inSep 09 2012Art & Design Department
I had a good portfolio, which got me in. Art Center doesn't care about high school grades; they care about your portfolio. Art Center very rarely allows for transfer credit from other universities, but they do accept transfer credits from community colleges such as Pasadena Community College. When getting into Art Center, don't rely on them giving you scholarships; they don't have a large endowment and give very miniscule scholarships.
Female
Have a well-rounded portfolio that shows dedicationSep 23 2011Art & Design Department
Have a well-rounded portfolio that shows dedication. I heard one of the department chairs talk about not even knowing life drawings were required in the portfolio, though, so it's difficult to understand what they want.
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