The Art Institute of Atlanta: Narrative Description

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6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., 100 Embassy Row
Atlanta, GA 30328
Tel: (770)394-8300
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Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 7-acre suburban campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $3742 per student. Total enrollment: 2,651. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. Full-time: 2,322 students, 47% women, 53% men. Part-time: 329 students, 43% women, 57% men. Students come from 43 states and territories, 33 other countries, 38% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 32% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 31% 25 or older, 13% live on campus. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts; trade and industry. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: minimally difficult. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $17,040 full-time, $355 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room only: $7311. Room charges vary according to housing facility. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 16 open to all. Most popular organizations: AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Artists) Student Chapter, ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Student Chapter, SGA - Student Government Association, Housing Council, Haven. Major annual events: Spring Party, Fall Carnival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 350 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Library with 40,799 books, 159 serials, 35,562 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.3 million. 388 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Just north of Atlanta's city limits, the campus is located in one of Atlanta's fastest growing business and residential districts and provides easy access to public transportation, shopping, housing, restaurants, and jobs for students.

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