Design Institute of San Diego

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, for-profit, 4-year or above

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

Design Institute of San Diego is a private independent college,; founded in 1977,; and devoted to a single purpose: professional education in interior design. The faculty,; resources,; administration,; physical facilities,; and educational activities of Design Institute are entirely committed to this purpose. The college seeks to educate students who are prepared for professional interior design practice immediately following graduation. General education courses provide the student with a grounding in the liberal arts traditions,; values,; and critical thinking,; and the interior design major offers a solid foundation of professional study for a career in interior design. The four-year program leads to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree. For over thirty years,; Design Institute graduates have enriched the profession through their training and their creative talent.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$25,510

Out of state

$25,510
Graduate

In state

$21,610

Out of state

$21,610

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
57%
Did not receive aid
43%
Type of aid % of students recieving aid Average amount
Federal grants 29.0% $3,273
State/local grants 0.0% $0
Institutional grants 14.0% $3,000
Loans 57.0% $5,443

Financial aid resources

Paying for college

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Interior Design
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
    • Interior Design
      • A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to apply artistic principles and techniques to the professional planning, designing, equipping, and furnishing of residential and commercial interior spaces. Includes instruction in computer applications, drafting, and graphic techniques; principles of interior lighting, acoustics, systems integration, and color coordination; furniture and furnishings; textiles and their finishing; the history of interior design and period styles; basic structural design; building codes and inspection regulations; and applications to office, hotel, factory, restaurant and housing design. See other colleges that offer this major

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Interior Design
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Graduate ProgramsX

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
    • Interior Design
      • A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to apply artistic principles and techniques to the professional planning, designing, equipping, and furnishing of residential and commercial interior spaces. Includes instruction in computer applications, drafting, and graphic techniques; principles of interior lighting, acoustics, systems integration, and color coordination; furniture and furnishings; textiles and their finishing; the history of interior design and period styles; basic structural design; building codes and inspection regulations; and applications to office, hotel, factory, restaurant and housing design. See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
100.0%
  • Apply 3
  • Accepted 3
  • Attend 2

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$25
Graduate
$25

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Required
  • High school GPA

    Not applicable
  • Recommendation letter

    Required
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Not applicable
  • TOEFL
    (international students)

    Required
  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Not applicable
  • Demonstration of
    competencies

    Not applicable
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
92%
Male Students
8%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian49.23%
  2. Hispanic/Latino24.62%
  3. Asian7.69%
  4. Black6.92%
  5. Two Or More Ethnicities5.38%
  6. American Indian/Alaska Native3.08%
  7. Not Specified2.31%
  8. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.77%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

173

Undergraduate students

173

Attendance breakdown

Full time
58%
Part time
42%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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