The Art Institute of Charlotte: Narrative Description

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2110 Water Ridge Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28217
Tel: (704)357-8020
Fax: (704)357-1133
E-mail: [email protected]
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Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards certificates, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1973. Setting: suburban campus. Total enrollment: 716. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 285 applied, 96% were admitted. Full-time: 501 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 215 students, 66% women, 34% men. 0% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 29% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 26% live on campus. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, ACCUPLACER. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $21,376 full-time, $343 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $200 full-time, $50 per term part-time. College room only: $5416. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. 186 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. The Art Institute of Charlotte Library with 15,000 books, 130 serials, 825 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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