International Academy of Design & Technology: Narrative Description

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One North State St., Ste. 400
Chicago, IL 60602-9736
Tel: (312)980-9200; 877-ACADEMY
Fax: (312)828-9405
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Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Career Education Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1977. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 2,905. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,368 applied, 60% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 15% from top quarter, 45% from top half. Full-time: 2,515 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 390 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 7% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 20% Hispanic, 36% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 27% 25 or older, 12% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts; business/marketing. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: GED. Placement: SAT or ACT, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, SAT Subject Tests, SAT II: Writing Test recommended. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $19,600 full-time, $1300 per course part-time. Mandatory fees: $400 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: ASID/IDSA (Interior Design Student Organization), Byte-Me Club/AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Artists), International Club, Fashion Council, Adult Student Support Group. Major annual events: Windy City Starz Fashion Show, Senior Salute, Industry Speaks. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, building security during hours of operation. College housing not available. International Academy of Design and Technology Library with 6,500 books, 80 serials, 750 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $61,500. 360 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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