Academy of Art University hosts 21 official student chartered clubs and cultural organizations. It is one of the few art and design schools that believe in nurturing the whole artist; this includes developing athletic ability along with artistic talent. The Academy is proud to be the only higher arts education institution in the U.S. to have an NCAA athletics program, with over 14 NCAA Division II sports teams competing in the Pacific West Conference. The Academy has an active international student population, and it also embraces the military by transforming aspiring service members into professional artists and designers. It now boasts a large number of military service member scholars.
The Academy has over forty-seven facilities that house classrooms, cafes, studios, galleries, and residence halls.
Academy of Art University takes its facilities beyond the typical art school. From two green screens for filmmakers and visual effects artists to a bronze-casting foundry for sculptors and jewelry makers to Cintiq labs and the Oculus Rift System, students have the very best at their fingertips to prepare them for dream careers beyond the Academy.
A creative haven Campus housing
Students making their homes in Academy of Art University residence halls live in some of the most unique buildings in San Francisco, but more importantly, they become part of a tightly knit artist community. Making friends with students from other countries and other disciplines is part of becoming a whole artist. Being exposed to different cultures opens students' minds to new perspectives, while working with students in other departments broadens practical skills and knowledge.
Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing
First-Year Students living on campus
Single/Double/Triple Dorms Coed
Single/Double/Triple Dorms Female
Single/Double/Triple Dorms Male
College Entrance Tests Required
Registered Student Organizations
Number of Social Sororities and Fraternities
Number of Religious Organizations
Men's Sports (Urban Knights)
Track Field Indoor & Outdoor
Women's Sports (Urban Knights)
Track Field Indoor & Outdoor
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of San Francisco
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Campus-wide Internet Network
% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
Fee for Network Use
Partnerships with Technology Companies
Personal computer included in tuition for each student
Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years
On-Campus Job Interviews Available
On Campus Interviews
Guest Speaker Workshops & Lectures
Online Career Chat
Opportunities at School
79 New Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Most Popular Places On Campus
Urban Knight Kafe
School of Fashion building
Most Popular Places Off Campus
Yerba Buena Center For The Arts
De Young Museum
Golden Gate Park
Studying in the culturally rich and diverse city of San Francisco provides inspiration for students.
Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Saturday
Appointment Required: Yes
Average Length: 1 hour
Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays
Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Buses, trains, taxis, shuttle buses. Nearest airport is SFO - San Francisco Int'l
Many top-rated hotels are located within walking distance of Academy of Art University in the heart of San Francisco. To find a hotel, please visit one of the following: Hotels.com, Expedia.com, or Priceline.com. Then, enter Academy of Art University's address at 79 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA.
Academy of Art University hosts 21 official student chartered clubs, cultural organizations, and intramural club sports. It is one of the few art and design schools that believe in nurturing the whole artist; this includes developing athletic ability along with artistic talent. The Academy is proud to be the only higher arts education institution in the U.S. to have an NCAA athletics program, with over 14 NCAA Division II sports teams competing in the Pacific West Conference. The Academy has an active international student population, and it also embraces the military by transforming aspiring servicemembers into professional artists and designers.It now boasts a large number of military service members scholars.
Student Body Profile
Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented
56.3% female 43.7% male
46% are out of state
58% are full time 42% are part time