The Art Institute of Phoenix: Narrative Description

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2233 West Dunlap Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85021-2859
Tel: (602)331-7500
Free: 800-474-2479
Fax: (602)331-5301
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Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1995. Setting: 3-acre suburban campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $545 per student. Total enrollment: 1,297. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. Full-time: 1,105 students, 38% women, 62% men. Part-time: 192 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 7 other countries, 36% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 51% 25 or older, 10% live on campus, 94% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: communications/communication technologies; visual/performing arts; computer/information sciences. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: Common Application. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Placement: SAT or ACT, ACT ASSET recommended. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $100. Tuition: $16,752 full-time, $349 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room only: $6620. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: Computer Arts and Animation Club, Student Activities Council, Gay and Straight Student Alliance, American Institute of Graphic Arts, International Student Club. Major annual events: All-School Picnic, Halloween Costume Contest, Sexual Responsibility Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, security guard during open hours. 131 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Learning Resource Center with 13,463 books, 150 serials, and 2,724 audiovisual materials. Operations spending 2003-04: $23,000. 258 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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