The view from SFAI's café courtyard, looking toward Telegraph Hill and the famous Coit Tower.

visit sfai

We invite you to come discover SFAI in person—take a tour and meet with admissions counselors, faculty, and students.

San Francisco Art Institute (Main Campus)
800 Chestnut Street (between Jones and Leavenworth)
San Francisco, CA 94133

San Francisco Art Institute (Graduate Center)
2565 Third Street (between 22nd and 23rd Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94107

Schedule a Campus Tour


Campus tours are given Monday through Saturday by appointment.

Tours of SFAI's residence hall, Sutter Hall, are given Monday through Friday at noon. 

Please call the Admissions Office at 800.345.SFAI / 415.749.4500 or email admissions@sfai.edu to schedule a tour with an Admission Counselor.

Combine a Campus Visit with a Portfolio Review

  • Take a tour of the main campus or graduate facility Monday through Saturday (by appointment).
  • Schedule an informal meeting with one of our Admissions Counselors to review your artwork, and receive feedback and guidance on how best to build and prepare your portfolio for acceptance.
  • Get your admissions and program questions answered in person.
  • Meet faculty and students.

While your portfolio may be submitted during your personal visit to SFAI, final admission decisions cannot be made until all application materials have been received and evaluated comprehensively.