Cogswell College

1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Tel: (408)541-0100
Private for-profit | 288 students
Cogswell College offers a B.A. in Digital Art and Animation with majors in Game Development, Modeling and Animation. Coursework emphasizes innovative design, fast implementation and "iterative development" in a collaborative studio environment. Other degree programs include B.S. in Digital Audio Technology, Digital Arts Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering and Degree at a Distance Programs for Fire Administration and Fire Prevention and Technology. Cogswell College is accredited by Senior Commission, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

School Overview:

Cogswell College
CountySanta Clara County, CA
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
26 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment288 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
182 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
106 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted92%64%

School Notes:

    Cogswell College continuously accepts and reviews completed applications, rendering admission decisions to applicants throughout the calendar year. Priority deadlines facilitate timely admission and increase financial aid, scholarships, and housing opportunities. We strongly recommend that those applying for the fall term submit their completed application by March 1.Admissions Deadlines by Term: • Fall: March 1 • Spring: November 1 • Summer: March 1General Admission Requirements and Procedures: Admission decisions are based on careful evaluation of the applicant’s portfolio (if applying to a Digital Arts program), academic record, written application, essay, and recommendations. Applicants interested in learning more about Cogswell College are invited to visit the campus. Information regarding degree programs is available from the Admissions office.Admissions Office Cogswell Polytechnical College 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, California 94089 408-541-0100, Toll Free: 800-COGSWELL (800-264-7955) Admissions Requirements: Admissions Requirements for majors in Digital Art and Animation (DAA), and Digital Audio Technology (DAT): Satisfactory completion of: • two years of high school mathematics, including algebra and geometry • one year of a high school lab science • three years of high school English to include composition and literature High School GPA of 2.7 or higher Placement tests in Mathematics and English composition prior to enrolling in classes A portfolio of artwork. See below for details.Admissions Requirements for majors in Engineering (CPE, DAE, SWE): Satisfactory completion of: • three years of high school mathematics to include algebra, geometry and trigonometry • one year of a high school lab science • three years of high school English to include composition and literature High School GPA of 2.7 or higher Placement tests in Mathematics and English composition prior to enrolling in classes.Applicants who feel they do not meet the minimum admissions requirements may contact the Dean of the College for further assistance with their applications.Portfolio Entrance Requirement (Digital Arts Only)Digital Art and Animation Portfolio Requirement: A portfolio of the student’s best work must accompany an application to the Digital Art and Animation program. Your portfolio must contain at least seven (7) original drawings and/or paintings. In addition, you may include the following: 1. Photos or slides of sculpture 2. Printouts of computer-created images 3. Videotape or DVD of images, animations, and videogame levels, etc.Digital Audio Technology Portfolio Requirement: A portfolio of the student’s best work must accompany an application to the Digital Audio Technology program. One or more of the following may be submitted: 1. Original MIDI sequences in data CD format 2. CD, DVD or videotape of instrumental or vocal performance 3. A CD or DVD-A of original studio engineering work 4. Evidence of high school band, orchestra or chorus experience 5. Written summary of private music lessons (instrument, years, teacher).Application ProceduresApplicants for admission must submit the following to the Admissions Office: 1. A completed application form, 2. A non-refundable $55 application fee, 3. A typed essay from the applicant which describes his/her reason for applying to Cogswell College, 4. A completed recommendation form, 5. An official high school transcript; or an official report of scores earned on the General Educational Development (GED) test, 6. A portfolio of original work (Digital Arts programs only).Transfer Admission RequirementsTo qualify as a transfer student for the purpose of admission, the student must have completed at another college or university a minimum of 12 semester credits of transferable coursework. Students with fewer than 12 transferable credits will be considered for admission based on the Admissions Requirements guidelines as described above. Applicants for transfer status are required to have an overall cumulative 2.5 GPA from all previous institutions. Applicants must submit official transcripts from previously attended colleges to Cogswell College at the time of application. Admission is contingent upon the receipt of all required documentation. A maximum of 64 lower division credits and 16 upper division credits may be transferred from all institutions combined.Transfer Admission Requirements for the Degrees at a Distance Program: Applicants to the DDP program must complete one of the following before enrolling at Cogswell College: 1. An Associate degree in Fire Science with GPA of 2.5 or higher 2. An Associate degree (or higher) in a field other than Fire Science with a GPA of2.5 or higher 3. Completion of (College-Level) English Composition 100 and at least 12 units of lower division Fire Science courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
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