Art Academy of Cincinnati: Narrative Description

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1125 Saint Gregory St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202-1799
Tel: (513)721-5205
Admissions: (513)562-8744
Fax: (513)562-8778
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1887. Setting: 184-acre urban campus. Endowment: $12.5 million. Total enrollment: 222. Faculty: 51 (17 full-time, 34 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 181 applied, 67% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 43% from top quarter, 45% from top half. Full-time: 215 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 3 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 7 other countries, 32% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 17% 25 or older, 10% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities, Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, portfolio, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/30. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $18,500 full-time, $775 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $350 full-time, $175 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual events: annual field trips to art centers in Chicago and New York, Art Academy Awards Ceremony, End of the Year Party. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Mary Schiff Library with 66,404 books, 150 microform titles, 150 serials, and 588 audiovisual materials. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The Art Academy is located in Eden Park, a metropolitan park of 184 acres that also contains the Cincinnati Historical Society. Mirror Lake, the Krohm Conservatory, two dramatic theaters, one outdoor theater and the Ohio River overlook the area.

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