The Art Institute of Philadelphia: Narrative Description

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1622 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103-5198
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Description: Proprietary, primarily 2-year, specialized, coed. Part of The Art Institutes. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 3,007. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 2,100 applied, 84% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 60% from top half. Full-time: 2,054 students, 42% women, 58% men. Part-time: 953 students, 44% women, 56% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 17% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 20% 25 or older, 26% live on campus, 0.4% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at The Art Institutes.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, recommendations. Placement: SAT I or ACT recommended. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $100. Tuition: $22,280 full-time, $371 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load and program. College room only: $8400. Room charges vary according to housing facility. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Major annual events: All School Picnic, Student Art Show, Portfolio Review of Graduates. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. The Art Institute of Philadelphia Library with 19,200 books, 150 serials, 2,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 368 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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