American Academy of Art: Narrative Description

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332 South Michigan Ave, Ste. 300
Chicago, IL 60604-4302
Tel: (312)461-0600; Admissions: (312)461-0600; Web Site:

Description: Proprietary, comprehensive, specialized, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1923. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 360. Faculty: 30 (26 full-time, 4 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 87 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 272 students, 33% women, 67% men. Part-time: 88 students, 36% women, 64% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 24% Hispanic, 9% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 13% 25 or older, 7% transferred in. Retention: 82% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, intern-ships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Option: electronic application. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations, interview, portfolio review. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $17,780 full-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Major annual events: Student Art Show, Faculty Art Show, Visiting Artist Program. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Irving Shapiro Library with 1,730 books, 62 serials, and 101 audiovisual materials. 2 computers available on campus for general student use.

Community Environment: See University of Chicago.

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