The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg: Narrative Description

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1000 Plaza Dr.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Tel: (847)619-3450
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Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Setting: suburban campus. Total enrollment: 1,187. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 562 applied, 74% were admitted. Full-time: 911 students, 45% women, 55% men. Part-time: 276 students, 42% women, 58% men. Students come from 11 states and territories, 6 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 2% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 21% 25 or older, 8% transferred in. Retention: 8% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts. Core. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Tuition: $16,605 full-time, $369 per credit hour part-time. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Animation Club, ASID, newspaper, Music Club, A.I.G.A. (graphic design club). Major annual events: ASID job fair, Portfolio Show, Artimation (video festival). Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols. 130 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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