The Art Institute of Philadelphia in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

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The Art Institute of Philadelphia offers 84-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 16:1. 1 high safety campus. 48.7% are women, and 51.3% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at The Art Institute of Philadelphia is 26047$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $27514 and $36349 per year. 31% of full-time The Art Institute of Philadelphia students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $30,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The The Art Institute of Philadelphia is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, The Art Institute of Philadelphia students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$24,630
$30,001 - $48,000$25,142
$48,001 - $75,000$28,199
$75,001 - $110,000$29,693



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 8673

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  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1766 of The Art Institute of Philadelphia undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 90 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes The Art Institute of Philadelphia number 108 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at The Art Institute of Philadelphia awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Graduation Rate


The Art Institute of Philadelphia graduation rate is below the national average.

31% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to The Art Institute of Philadelphia completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at The Art Institute of Philadelphia is 16:1, that means that for every 16 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In The Art Institute of Philadelphia the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at The Art Institute of Philadelphia and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on The Art Institute of Philadelphia

The campus located by 1622 Chestnut Street address in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


The Art Institute of Philadelphia in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of The Art Institute of Philadelphia with 0.77% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on The Art Institute of Philadelphia are burglary and robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

The Art Institute of Philadelphia offers 84 programs in total: 45 are for Bachelor's degree, 27 - for Associate's degree, and 12 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 44 universities in Philadelphia county. The Art Institute of Philadelphia is one of the few institutions in Philadelphia that offers an Associate's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.


The Art Institute of Philadelphia provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1674 students with 75309 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for The Art Institute of Philadelphia

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Overall Rating:

Thanks everyone for your comments !! I was looking for information to decide between go here or somewhere else and.... well.... if this manny people are saying the same thing... something bad is happening... Thanks again...

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I briefly attended AI of Philly from late 1997-early 1998. I loved living in Philly, so I wish I was there for any other reason than going to AI. Even back then the quality of instructors must have been going downhill because so many of them really had no business standing in front of a classroom. But my biggest complaint is that after I left the school, they immediately sent my account over to a law firm that acted as their collection agency. I paid my remaining debt in full to the law firm in 1999 and never heard from that law firm again. Now suddenly, in 2017, the Art Institute of Philadelphia is telling me that I still owe them money! What the actual...???!!! I wish that in 1998 I could have read of people's terrible experiences with AI, because that would have prevented me from making a huge mistake. If you are considering attending this school (or any others in the AI chain), please, for the love of all that is holy, DON'T. Go in the Army instead!

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If i could give zero stars for this review I would. Do not send your child there. I have experience with colleges and how they work, financial disbursement and all. The financial aid department has a staff with zero financial background. Constantly give you different answers, do not return phone or emails. It's sad that my daughter had such high hopes when starting there. Now all I do is spend my time showing the financial department how to do their jobs.

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Reading all of these reviews is disheartening. The school has obviously went downhill since I was there. I graduated in the early 90's when it was still a highly respected school. Most of my teachers were great, knowledgeable and accessible if you needed them. I never had any major issues with financial aid or anything else. I loved it! It's sad to see that the whole chain has gone to hell. :(

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This is the worst college you could go to. What little brain power they have goes into thinking of different ways to cheat you out of your money and then to find some excuse as to why its your fault. No one works with you. No one cares. If you're considering this college GO ELSEWHERE. They're the worst kind of people. I had a board director say he would take me to court for saying that he doesn't do his job or help people. I wish I would've read these reviews before I went. Everyone I know at this college hates it and somehow was cheated out of money. They tell you that paperwork you sent in was never received so you have to pay a huge fine before you can reenter the school or graduate. They're just liars and cheaters.

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Location & Website

Address: 1622 Chestnut Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Quarter

General Phone Number: +2155677080

Institution is active in current year: 1

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