Design Institute of San Diego: Narrative Description

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8555 Commerce Ave.
San Diego, CA 92121-2685
Tel: (858)566-1200; 800-619-4337; Admissions: (858)566-1200; Fax: (858)566-2711; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Proprietary, 4-year, specialized, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1977. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 450. Students come from 10 states and territories, 15 other countries, 70% 25 or older. Retention: 87% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Option: Peterson's Universal Application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Recommended: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $11,800 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Most popular organizations: American Society of Interior Designers, International Interior Designers Association, Illuminating Electrical Society. Major annual events: West Week at Pacific Design Center, Showcase House. College housing not available. 5,000 books, 90 serials, and an OPAC. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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