The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale: Narrative Description

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1799 Southeast 17th St. Causeway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-3000
Tel: (954)527-1799
Free: 800-275-7603
Fax: (954)728-8637
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Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Administratively affiliated with The Art Institutes. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Miami. Total enrollment: 3,500. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 1% from top half of their high school class. Students come from 52 states and territories, 55 other countries, 40% 25 or older, 13% live on campus. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $21,210 includes full-time tuition ($16,425) and college room and board ($4785). Part-time tuition: $365 per credit. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. 500 college housing spaces available; 453 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Nevin C. Meinhardt Memorial Library with 19,614 books, 339 serials, 2,679 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $200,000. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

AIFL is located in Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, pop. 150,000. It has a diverse mix of culture and lifestyles with a stimulating, creative learning environment nestled between 23 miles of beaches and 3,000 annual hours of sunshine.

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