The Art Institute of Seattle: Narrative Description

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THE ART INSTITUTE OF SEATTLE E-6

2323 Elliott Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121-1642
Tel: (206)448-0900
Free: 800-275-2471
Admissions: 800-275-2471
Fax: (206)269-0275
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ais.artinstitutes.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1982. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $1950. Educational spending 2003-04: $13,200 per student. Total enrollment: 2,492. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 693 applied, 67% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 18% from top quarter, 52% from top half. Full-time: 1,298 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 1,194 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 49 states and territories, 21 other countries, 17% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 52% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at other members of The Art Institutes International, City University.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Recommended: 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $16,020 full-time, $369 per credit part-time. College room only: $8355.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organizations: Multicultural Affairs Organization, American Society of Interior Designers, DECA, Student Advisory Board. Major annual events: Student Art Show, Fashion Show, Holiday Dinner. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access, patrols by trained security personnel for 17 hours. 524 college housing spaces available; 487 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. AIS Library plus 1 other with 17,164 books, 303 serials, 5,416 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $272,500. 552 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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