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SAE Institute of Technology-Atlanta


At a Glance

School type

Private, for-profit, 2-year

School Size & Setting

Large | Urban

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

The mission of SAE Institute is to provide relevant theory and practice in the art and science of the Creative Media Industry. SAE emphasizes practical experience providing school facilities reflective of the professional workplace environment into which students graduate. SAE faculty provides industry-standard best practices in the career fields we teach so our graduates are fully prepared for entry-level jobs. We place high respect on our worldwide professional community in our effort to provide well educated, proactive, creatively intelligent, and pragmatic contributors to society.

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cost & financial aid

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
Type of aid % of students receiving aid Average amount
Federal grants 85.0% $5,938
State/local grants 0.0% $0
Institutional grants 13.0% $2,383
Loans 95.0% $9,087

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Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Other
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

    • Recording Arts Technology/Technician
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the production of sound recordings as finished products or as components of film/video, broadcast, live, or mixed media productions. Includes instruction in sound equipment operation and maintenance; music, dialogue, and sound effects recording; soundtrack editing; dubbing and mixing; sound engineering; tape, disk, and CD production; digital recording and transmission; amplification and modulation; and working with producers, editors, directors, artists, and production managers. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
      • A program that prepares individuals to communicate dramatic information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the making and producing of films and videos. Includes instruction in theory of film, film technology and equipment operation, film production, film directing, film editing, cinematographic art, film audio, techniques for making specific types of films and/or videos, media technologies, computer image making, multi-media production, and the planning and management of film/video operations. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Other
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Application Fee

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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
Male Students

Student Ethnicities
  1. Black73.77%
  2. Not Specified7.53%
  3. Caucasian6.23%
  4. Hispanic/Latino5.71%
  5. Two Or More Ethnicities4.42%
  6. American Indian/Alaska Native1.3%
  7. Asian0.78%
  8. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.26%

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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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