Southern California Institute of Architecture

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Faculty

80 Faculty Members | 7:01 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

SCI-Arc makes alliances with international communities, builds value into cities and advances critical architecture, to engage a fluid world. SCI-Arc's pedagogy is cross-disciplinary, and focused on hybrid and flexible programming. New technological tools, used in experimental ways, prepare students to meet unprecedented global change.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$47,728

Out of state

$47,728
Graduate

In state

$47,728

Out of state

$47,728

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
27%
Did not receive aid
73%
Type of aid % of students recieving aid Average amount
Federal grants 20.0% $5,948
State/local grants 3.0% $9,455
Institutional grants 17.0% $22,086
Loans 20.0% $11,708

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Paying for college

Learn about different ways to cover costs, incluing financial aid, GI Bills, grants and scholarships

Applying for financial Aid

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
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Undergraduate Majors X

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES
    • Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
      • A program that focuses on the application of advanced technology to building design and construction, retrofitting existing buildings, and efficient operation of buildings, including lighting and daylight design, acoustics, solar design, building conservation, and energy-conscious design. Includes instruction in architecture, building technology, civil and structural engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental control systems, sustainability, and computer tools and applications. Examples: [Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology (BArch, BA/BS)], [Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology (MArch/MA/MS)], [Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology (PhD)] See other colleges that offer this major

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects
  • Educational Evaluation and Research
  • Environmental Studies
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Graduate ProgramsX

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES
    • Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
      • A program that focuses on the application of advanced technology to building design and construction, retrofitting existing buildings, and efficient operation of buildings, including lighting and daylight design, acoustics, solar design, building conservation, and energy-conscious design. Includes instruction in architecture, building technology, civil and structural engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental control systems, sustainability, and computer tools and applications. Examples: [Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology (BArch, BA/BS)], [Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology (MArch/MA/MS)], [Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology (PhD)] See other colleges that offer this major
  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES
    • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects
      • A program that prepares individuals to use computer applications and related visual and sound imaging techniques to manipulate images and information originating as film, video, still photographs, digital copy, soundtracks, and physical objects in order to communicate messages simulating real-world content. Includes instruction in specialized camerawork and equipment operation and maintenance, image capture, computer programming, dubbing, CAD applications, and applications to specific commercial, industrial, and entertainment needs. See other colleges that offer this major
  • EDUCATION
    • Educational Evaluation and Research
      • A program that focuses on the principles and procedures for generating information about educational programs, personnel and methods, and the analysis of such information for planning purposes. Includes instruction in evaluation theory, evaluation research design and planning, administering evaluations and related data collection activities, data reporting requirements, data analysis and interpretation, and related economic and policy issues. See other colleges that offer this major
  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
    • Environmental Studies
      • A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature. Examples: [Ecosystem Studies] 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
67.3%
  • Apply 422
  • Accepted 284
  • Attend 27

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$85
Graduate
$85

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Required
  • High school GPA

    Required
  • 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

Average sat scores

Half of the freshman class scored within these ranges. 25% scored lower and 25% scored higher. 2020 data.

Math
Reading

Average act scores

Half of the freshman class scored within these ranges. 25% scored lower and 25% scored higher. 2020 data.

Composite
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
43%
Male Students
57%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Two Or More Ethnicities60.91%
  2. Caucasian18.71%
  3. Hispanic/Latino11.02%
  4. Asian7.9%
  5. Black1.04%
  6. Not Specified0.21%
  7. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.21%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

630

Undergraduate students

245

Graduate students

385

Attendance breakdown

Full time
100%
Part time
0%

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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