The Art Institute of Houston: Narrative Description

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1900 Yorktown
Houston, TX 77056-4115
Tel: (713)623-2040
Free: 800-275-4244
Fax: (713)966-2797
E-mail: [email protected]
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Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1978. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,647. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 698 applied, 98% were admitted. Full-time: 1,057 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 590 students, 45% women, 55% men. Students come from 19 other countries, 0.2% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 5% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 33% 25 or older, 15% live on campus. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, distance learning, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other members of The Art Institutes International.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, interview. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, portfolio. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $16,740 full-time, $372 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room only: $4545. Room charges vary according to housing facility. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organizations: Texas Chef's Association, Association of Interior Designers, Computer Animation Society, Houston Ad Federation, International Television Association. Major annual events: Student Success Day, Faculty of the Quarter Project. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. 100 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Resource Center with 10,000 books, 188 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $198,770. 194 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.

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