Welcome to the Office of Admissions!

Cogswell College

We are so glad to meet you! Our staff is available to chat if you have any questions or would like to take a tour of the campus. They can also arrange for you to sit in on classes, or visit with a professor.

Admission decisions are based on a careful evaluation of the applicant’s academic record, completed application, portfolio (if applicable), and essay. Additionally, a personal interview is an integral part of this process. Admitted students may begin either full-time or part-time study during the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. Prospective applicants interested in learning more about Cogswell College are invited to visit the campus. Please contact your Admissions Advisor for an appointment.

Application Procedures

Applicants for admission must submit the following to the Admissions Office:

  • A completed application
  • A typed essay from the applicant which described his/her reason for applying to Cogswell
  • A completed recommendation form
  • An official high school transcript; or an official report of scores earned on the General Education Development (GED) test
  • A portfolio of artwork (DAA, DAT, GDA and BBA programs)

All materials should be mailed to:
Cogswell College
Admissions Office
191 Baypointe Parkway
San Jose, CA 95134

You will be notified when we have received your complete application. The application evaluation process takes approximately two weeks from the day that the completed application is received in the office. If additional information is necessary, one of our Admissions Counselors will contact you.


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Cogswell's Degree Programs

Cogswell College offers an intimate and stimulating academic environment that enables its students to earn a BA or BS degree in the following areas:

Cogswell College also offers an MA degree in:

Welcome to San Jose, CA!

Located in San Jose, the heart of the Silicon Valley, Cogswell College is a WASC accredited 4-year institution with a curriculum that fuses art and engineering. It has a distinguished over 125-year history as a California institution of higher education. With a unique project-based approach, led by industry-experienced faculty, Cogswell's culture emphasizes teamwork and collaboration between students in each program. Cogswell alumni have gone on to work on award-winning animated films and AAA video games.

Student Housing

The Office of Student Life offers housing for Cogswell students. Please see the Student Housing page for more details.