Harrington College of Design: Narrative Description

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200 West Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60606
Tel: (312)939-4975; 877-939-4975
Admissions: 877-939-4975
Fax: (312)939-8005
Web Site: http://www.interiordesign.edu/


Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Career Education Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1931. Setting: urban campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $3100 per student. Total enrollment: 1,555. 400 applied, 66% were admitted. Full-time: 804 students, 90% women, 10% men. Part-time: 751 students, 89% women, 11% men. Students come from 19 states and territories, 6% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 9% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 46% 25 or older, 6% live on campus, 34% transferred in. Retention: 43% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Recommended: essay, 1 recommendation. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60. Tuition: $17,050 full-time, $550 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load and program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program. College room only: $5000. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: American Society of Interior Designers, International Interior Design Association, Green Design Club, Student Government. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 85 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Harrington Institute Design Library with 19,672 books, 100 serials, 26,514 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $262,983. 52 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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