The Art Institute of Portland: Narrative Description

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1122 NW Davis St.
Portland, OR 97209
Tel: (503)228-6528; 888-228-6528
Fax: (503)228-4227
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Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,543. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 399 applied, 50% were admitted. Full-time: 1,119 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 424 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 11 other countries, 2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 1% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 32% 25 or older, 10% live on campus. Retention: 55% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts; computer/information sciences. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $21,965 includes full-time tuition ($16,560), mandatory fees ($50), and college room and board ($5355). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $368 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: Fashion Group International, Interior Design Student Chapter, International Student Group. Major annual events: Portfolio Review, Graduation Fashion Show, Animation Show. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, security patrol from 4 p.m. to midnight, electronically operated building entrances. 140 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. AIPD Learning Resource Center with 24,231 books, 215 serials, 400 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 160 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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