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Get the facts about The Art Institute of Atlanta. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is The Art Institute of Atlanta Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

The Art Institute of Atlanta was awarded 20 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is design and applied arts.

Overall Quality

Ai Atlanta landed the #1,709 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Ai Atlanta held the #1,718 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Ai Atlanta also holds the #56 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Ai Atlanta?

Acceptance Rate

If you are worried about getting into The Art Institute of Atlanta, don't be. The school has a liberal open admissions policy, which means you only need to meet basic requirements in order to be admitted. Still, be sure to submit a complete application and provide any other requested materials.

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The Art Institute of Atlanta Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at The Art Institute of Atlanta is 21 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at The Art Institute of Atlanta is 11%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  11 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at The Art Institute of Atlanta

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 26% tells us that most first-year, full-time students don't stick around for a second year at The Art Institute of Atlanta. Students may have a variety of reasons for this, such as only intending to attend a school for one year while they brush up on certain subjects.

Freshmen Retention Rate  26 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 17% for first-time, full-time students at Ai Atlanta, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  17 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Ai Atlanta

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,582 undergraduates at Ai Atlanta with 1,145 being full-time and 437 being part-time.

Ai Atlanta Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Ai Atlanta is 72.87 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  72.87 out of 100
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How Much Does The Art Institute of Atlanta Cost?

The overall average net price of Ai Atlanta is $20,707. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Ai Atlanta

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,983 $19,765 $22,379 $24,432 $25,333

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Ai Atlanta, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Ai Atlanta, approximately 84% of students took out student loans averaging $7,914 a year. That adds up to $31,656 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Ai Atlanta is 18.0%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Ai Atlanta Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Ai Atlanta make around $30,900 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 22% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of The Art Institute of Atlanta

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, The Art Institute of Atlanta is a private for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Atlanta makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of The Art Institute of Atlanta

Contact details for Ai Atlanta are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., N.E., 100 Embassy Row, Atlanta, GA 30328-1635
Phone: 770-689-4795

The Art Institute of Atlanta Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Design & Applied Arts 75 $25,500
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 37 $24,200
Audiovisual Communications 35 $21,400
Fine & Studio Arts 34 $18,300
Computer Software & Applications 28 $31,600
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 24 $19,000
Culinary Arts 18 $29,100
Graphic Communications 3 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at The Art Institute of Atlanta along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Ai Atlanta

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 326 students took at least one online class at The Art Institute of Atlanta. This is a decrease from the 368 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 326 0
2016-2017 368 0
2015-2016 666 0
2014-2015 608 0
2013-2014 537 0

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