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Profile of San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco Art Institute is found in San Francisco, California. San Francisco is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Master's degree at San Francisco Art Institute.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in drama and performing arts, photography and commercial art, and fine arts.

San Francisco Art Institute Selectivity

Admission to San Francisco Art Institute is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Hats off to the 28% of those who apply who get accepted. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 490. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 590. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


San Francisco Art Institute maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 655 in 2007 at San Francisco Art Institute.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school.

San Francisco Art Institute Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Fine Arts75painting, sculpture
Photography and Commercial Art69photography, cinematography, printmaking
Drama and Performing Arts27various performing arts
Design6design and visual communication
Liberal Arts6interdisciplinary studies

Contact: San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco Art Institute

800 Chestnut St

San Francisco, California 94133-2299

General Phone: (415) 771-7020


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