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Southern California Institute of Architecture

Los Angeles, CA 4-Year Private

About Southern California Institute of Architecture

Southern California Institute of Architecture is a private, nonprofit school that was founded in 1972. It is moderately difficult to get into Southern California Institute of Architecture. The institution enrolls around 502 students a year, including 255 undergrads.

Southern California Institute of Architecture does not offer early action and does not offer early decision.

Southern California Institute of Architecture Acceptance Rate

Southern California Institute of Architecture admitted 73% of all applicants in 2016. Out of 214 applications received in 2021, 157 students were offered admission .

Southern California Institute of Architecture Application Deadlines

January 1 is the final deadline to submit an application for next Fall. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by April 1.

Early Admissions at Southern California Institute of Architecture

Southern California Institute of Architecture does not offer early decision. Southern California Institute of Architecture does not offer early action.

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 73%
Average GPA 3.5
Mean ACT score 26
Tuition $43,760

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to Southern California Institute of Architecture.

Financial Aid at Southern California Institute of Architecture

Southern California Institute of Architecture meets 30% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $17,318 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do..

Dorms at Southern California Institute of Architecture

Most Southern California Institute of Architecture students live off campus.

Commencement, End-of-Year Exhibition, and and Thesis Presentations are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Southern California Institute of Architecture.

What GPA Do I Need For Southern California Institute of Architecture?

Southern California Institute of Architecture is considered moderately difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities, recommendations and essays. Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0. The mean ACT scores is 26.

Does Southern California Institute of Architecture Require Test Scores?

Southern California Institute of Architecture is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 94% submitted the SAT. 6% submitted the ACT.


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Southern California Institute of Architecture Waitlist

In 2021, 28 applicants were waitlisted and 15 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Southern California Institute of Architecture a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southern California Institute of Architecture

About 94% of students who start at Southern California Institute of Architecture return the next year.

Around 54% of students who started at Southern California Institute of Architecture earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Southern California Institute of Architecture Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $39,287 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Southern California Institute of Architecture sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Southern California Institute of Architecture a good school for you?

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Where is Southern California Institute of Architecture Located?

Southern California Institute of Architecture is located in the urban setting of Los Angeles, California, less than an hour from Los Angeles.

If you want to see Southern California Institute of Architecture for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take 110, 5, 10 to Los Angeles, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Los Angeles International.

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College Info

960 East Third Street Los Angeles, CA 90013

Campus Setting: Urban

Southern California Institute of Architecture Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

May 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southern California Institute of Architecture is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southern California Institute of Architecture is May 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Southern California Institute of Architecture ACT Scores

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ACT Range

24 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Southern California Institute of Architecture is 26. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Southern California Institute of Architecture. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Southern California Institute of Architecture SAT Scores

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Southern California Institute of Architecture Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$44,860

In State

$44,860

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition
$43,760
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Fees
$1,100
$1,100
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Southern California Institute of Architecture is like? There are approximately 502 students enrolled at Southern California Institute of Architecture, including 255 undergraduate students and 247 graduate students. 100% percent of students attend school full-time.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

502

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

73%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$44,860

Out-of-State

$44,860

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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