Columbus College of Art & Design: Narrative Description

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107 North Ninth St.
Columbus, OH 43215-1758
Tel: (614)224-9101; 877-997-2223
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Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1879. Setting: 10-acre urban campus. Endowment: $6.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5098 per student. Total enrollment: 1,562. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 829 applied, 75% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 19% from top quarter, 45% from top half. Full-time: 1,287 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 275 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 18 other countries, 30% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 8% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 10% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 87% 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, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at members of the Higher Education Council of Columbus.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, portfolio, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $25,730 includes full-time tuition ($18,780), mandatory fees ($550), and college room and board ($6400). Room and board charges vary according to housing facility and student level. Part-time tuition: $782.50 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $275 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 5 open to all; 25% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Interest Group, International Student Group, Student Art Critique, Anime Club, Environmental Awareness Society. Major annual events: Annual Student Art Exhibition, Bi-Annual Student Art Sales, Big Boo Halloween Party. Student services: legal services, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 312 college housing spaces available; 267 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Packard Library with 49,330 books, 17,950 microform titles, 381 serials, 121,104 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $673,427. 226 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Ohio State University - Columbus Campus.

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