The Art Institute of California-Orange County: Narrative Description

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3601 West Sunflower Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92704-9888
Tel: (714)830-0200; 888-549-3055
E-mail: [email protected]
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Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 2000. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Orange County, Los Angeles. Total enrollment: 1,833. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 1,756 applied, 68% were admitted. Students come from 17 states and territories, 1% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 3% black, 10% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 28% 25 or older, 9% live on campus. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Recommended: recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, SAT II: Writing Test. Required for some: recommendations. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $373 per quarter hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $15 per quarter hour part-time. College room only: $9920. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 9 open to all; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Pastry Club, GDSA (Game Developers Student Association), Women in Animation, Classic Game Club, AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts). Major annual events: Up All Night, Welcome Week, Stress Relief Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. 155 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. 312 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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