Academy of Art University

#3488 / #976
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
For-profit art school in San Francisco, California

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About Academy of Art University

According to Wikipedia, The Academy of Art University, formerly Academy of Art College and Richard Stephens Academy of Art, is a private for-profit art school in San Francisco, California. It was founded as the Academy of Advertising Art by Richard S. Stephens in 1929. In fall 2020, it had 202 full-time teachers, 621 part-time teaching staff, and 8,928 students; it claims to be the largest privately owned art and design school in the United States.

Academy of Art University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Graduation Rate

How Much Does Academy of Art University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
Income Average Net Cost
0 - 30K $29,390
30K - 48K $34,125
48K - 75K $38,617
75K - 110K $36,626
110K+ $39,042

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Academy of Art University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Academy of Art University, then you can expect to earn an average of $47,300 per year. You also have a 80% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Academy of Art University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
6,923 4,824 2,099

Where is Academy of Art University?

Academy of Art University is located at 79 New Montgomery, San Francisco CA 94105

What Is Academy of Art University Known For?

Academy of Art University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Academy of Art University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Academy of Art University's Most Influential Alumni?

Academy of Art University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Communications, Engineering, and History. Here are some of Academy of Art University's most famous alumni:

Euna Lee
An American journalist.
Terryl Whitlatch
Terryl Whitlatch
An American illustrator.
Rick Baker
Rick Baker
An American special makeup effects artist.
Tatiana Sorokko
Tatiana Sorokko
A Russian model and journalist.
Dan Brereton
Dan Brereton
An American writer and illustrator.
Flying Lotus
An American record producer from California.
Chris Milk
Chris Milk
An American photographer and director.
Lauren Conrad
Lauren Conrad
An American television personality, author, and fashion designer.
Asa Guevara
A Trinidadian sprinter.
Derek Kirk Kim
Derek Kirk Kim
A Korean American comic book writer.
Vicky Jenson
An American animator .
Shawn Kelly
An American animator.

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