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Film Schools are often very tight lipped and secret about their acceptance rates and the minimum GPAs that they accept. However thanks to the over a thousand applications in the Application Tracker (1500+ and counting!), we are able to get a pretty good idea of what these numbers might be. Below is the information tabulated from the 2015-2018 application seasons. If a school had less than 5 applications added to the database it was not included.

AFI - Cinematography
  • FilmSchool.org Acceptance Rate: 44.44% (4 out of 9 applications)
  • Lowest Reported Minimum GPA: 3.2
  • Earliest Interview Notification Date: March 3
  • Earliest Interview Date: March 9
  • Earliest Decision Date: March 13
AFI - Directing
  • FilmSchool.org Acceptance Rate: 25% (12 out of 48 applications)
  • Lowest Reported Minimum GPA: 2.8
  • Earliest Interview Notification Date: January 25
  • Earliest Interview Date: February 2
  • Earliest Decision Date: March 13
AFI - Editing
  • FilmSchool.org Acceptance Rate: 83.33% (5 out of 6 applications)
  • Lowest Reported Minimum GPA: 3.4
  • Earliest Interview Notification Date: February 22
  • Earliest Interview Date: March 14
  • Earliest Decision Date: April 2
AFI - Producing
  • FilmSchool.org Acceptance Rate: 63.64% (7 out of 11 applications)
  • Lowest Reported Minimum GPA: 3.8
  • Earliest Interview Notification Date...
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