The Art Institute of Dallas: Narrative Description

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Dallas, TX 75231-9959
Tel: (214)692-8080
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Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1978. Setting: 2-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,418. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. Full-time: 1,011 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 407 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 2 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 20% Hispanic, 9% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 20% live on campus. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, summer session for credit, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Placement: ACT ASSET required; SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $3321. Tuition: $16,605 full-time, $369 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $250 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: Young Chef Society, Multimedia Users Group, American Society of Interior Designers, Student Ambassadors, Web Girls. Major annual events: charity fund raisers, Fall Picnic, fashion show. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 205 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Mildred M. Kelley Library and Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 24,000 books, 4,200 serials, 1,850 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 96 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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