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Southern California Institute of Architecture is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Los Angeles, California. The city atmosphere of Los Angeles makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

65% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Southern California Institute of Architecture?


Contact details for SCI-Arc are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 960 E. 3Rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1822
Phone: 213-613-2200

How Do I Get Into SCI-Arc?

You can apply to SCI-Arc online at:

Admission Requirements for SCI-Arc

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into SCI-Arc?

65% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
27% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at SCI-Arc is 65%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 65%, and the acceptance rate for women is 65%.

Average Test Scores

About 27% of students accepted to SCI-Arc submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 660. Math scores were between 590 and 750.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Southern California Institute of Architecture  ( 590 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for Southern California Institute of Architecture  ( 590 to 750 )
SCI-Arc received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

Can I Afford Southern California Institute of Architecture?

7% Take Out Loans

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 SCI-Arc, approximately 7% of students took out student loans averaging $18,000 a year. That adds up to $72,000 over four years for those students.

Southern California Institute of Architecture Undergraduate Student Diversity

246 Full-Time Undergraduates
40% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 256 undergraduate students at SCI-Arc, with 246 being full-time and 10 being part-time.


There are also 266 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 246 full-time undergraduates at SCI-Arc, 60% are male and 40% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southern California Institute of Architecture students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 25
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 31
White 33
International Students 148
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

Geographic Diversity

California students aren't the only ones who study at Southern California Institute of Architecture. At this time, 3 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 49 countries are represented at SCI-Arc. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Taiwan.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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