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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)
Don't bother with Art Center At NightNov 18 2010Art & Design Department
Don't bother with Art Center At Night. Most of the classes don't transfer credit to the day program anyways. Instead, take classes at Pasadena City College. They have some of the same teachers for similar classes at a much more reasonable cost.
ACT: 31 SAT: 1300 Male
I had to build a portfolio to get inOct 25 2008Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
I had to build a portfolio to get in. It doesnt really matter Get in the highest level as you can because it will pay off later on. If you come in with a low level of skill then you will always struggle with school. A good scholarship is a good sign that your work is good.
Female
Put together an amazing portfolio and really research whatJul 31 2008Architecture
Put together an amazing portfolio and really research what field of design you're getting into. I thoroughly recommend volunteering time in appropriate studios before even applying, its what I did, and I've greatly benefited in my studies and internship opportunities because of it. Then rob a bank so you can afford it.
Male
A good portfolioJul 30 2008Art & Design Department
a good portfolio.

wait until having a good portfolio, do not rush because ACCD costs A LOT of money. wait till getting a scholarship.
SAT: 1300 Female

I went to Academy of Art to build my portfolioJul 30 2008Industrial Design
I went to Academy of Art to build my portfolio. At the time I was not aware of the PCC route, and it was hard to find a way to Art Center from Out-of-State. It seems the east coast (where I grew up) has no clue about this place. I think some of the best students I have seen have come through PCC. Stan Kong trains them well.
SAT: 1200 Male
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