The Cleveland Institute of Art: Narrative Description

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11141 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44106-1700
Tel: (216)421-7000
Free: 800-223-4700
Admissions: (216)421-7418
Fax: (216)421-7438
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1882. Setting: 488-acre urban campus. Endowment: $17.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $23,385 per student. Total enrollment: 610. Faculty: 101 (47 full-time, 54 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 531 applied, 76% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 29% from top quarter, 66% from top half. Full-time: 581 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 23 students, 91% women, 9% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 16 other countries, 32% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 5% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 11% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Case Western Reserve University, Northeast Ohio Commission on Higher Education, Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, portfolio, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $32,993 includes full-time tuition ($23,271), mandatory fees ($1470), and college room and board ($8252). College room only: $5110. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $975 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $85 per credit. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Photo Club, PUMA, Artist for Christ, GIBT, Student Artist Association. Major annual events: Halloween Party, Student Independent Exhibition, Pink Pig year-end picnic and art auction. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 132 college housing spaces available; 100 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Jessica R. Gund Memorial Library with 42,000 books, 18,200 microform titles, 250 serials, 100,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $350,511. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Case Western Reserve University.

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