Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts: Narrative Description

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84 Lyme St.
Old Lyme, CT 06371
Tel: (860)434-5232; Admissions: (860)434-5232; Fax: (860)434-8725; Web Site:

Description: Independent, 4-year, specialized, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1976. Setting: 3-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.4 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $11,066 per student. Total enrollment: 160. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 32 applied, 47% were admitted. Full-time: 71 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 89 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 20% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 0% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 55% 25 or older, 35% transferred in. Retention: 48% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Summer session for credit, part-time degree program. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, portfolio, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Tuition: $15,312 full-time, $638 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $500 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course level and student level.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organization: Student Association. Major annual events: Small Wonders Art Show, Thanksgiving Feast, graduation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. Krieble Library with 8,686 books, 60 serials, 14,232 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $139,133. 6 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed.

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