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What Makes Us Special

About San Francisco Art Institute

Founded in 1871, SFAI is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious schools of higher education in contemporary art, with illustrious faculty and alumni in all areas of focus. A small school with global impact, SFAI holds fast to a core philosophy of fostering creativity and critical thinking in an open, experimental, and interdisciplinary environment. At SFAI, the focus is on educating artists who will become the creative leaders of their generation.

our students

Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class*

Mathematics450-560
Critical Reading480-600
Writing470-600

* SAT and ACT scores are optional but highly recommended.

Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.1

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 57%
Men 43%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 65%  Help


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Price of Attendance in 2015-16  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 11:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 67%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 140 7 0 2 149

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