Institute of American Indian Arts: Narrative Description

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83 Avan Nu Po Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87508
Tel: (505)424-2300
Admissions: (505)424-2328
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Federally supported, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 120-acre urban campus. Endowment: $4 million. Total enrollment: 183. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 109 applied, 69% were admitted. Full-time: 156 students, 47% women, 53% men. Part-time: 27 students, 41% women, 59% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 88% Native American, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 51% 25 or older. Retention: 46% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, internships. Off campus study at College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe Community College, University of Arizona, Haystack School of Crafts, University of New Mexico.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations. Recommended: interview. Placement: ACT recommended. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 4/15. Notification: continuous until 7/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2400 full-time, $100 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2400 full-time. Mandatory fees: $230 full-time, $20 per term part-time. College room and board: $4536. College room only: $2212.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Powwow Club, Museum Club, Ski Club, Spring Break Club. Major annual events: Powwow, gallery openings, visit to Indian reservations. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. 100 college housing spaces available; 97 were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Fogelson Library with 15,200 books and 60 serials. 20 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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