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Maryland Institute College of Art: Narrative Description


1300 Mount Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21217-4191
Tel: (410)669-9200; Admissions: (410)225-2222; Fax: (410)225-2337; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, specialized, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1826. Setting: 12-acre urban campus with easy access to Washington, DC. Endowment: $33.3 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $9939 per student. Total enrollment: 1,476. Faculty: 217 (118 full-time, 99 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 1,944 applied, 50% were admitted. 24% from top 10% of their high school class, 54% from top quarter, 76% from top half. 5 National Merit Scholars, 81 student government officers. Full-time: 1,273 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 17 students, 41% women, 59% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 52 other countries, 76% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 4% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 3% 25 or older, 88% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 85% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, Johns Hopkins University, Goucher College, University of Baltimore, Loyola College, Notre Dame College, Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Towson University, Morgan State University, Baltimore Hebrew College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, art portfolio, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: 3 recommendations, interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: 3/15, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $30,890 includes full-time tuition ($22,980), mandatory fees ($730), and college room and board ($7180). College room only: $5000. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $960 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $220 per term.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 22 open to all. Most popular organizations: a Cappela, soccer teams, Black Student Union, Channel Organix, Knitting Club. Major annual events: bus trips to galleries and museums, dances, exhibition openings. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, self-defense education, 24-hour building security, safety awareness programs, campus patrols by city police. 605 college housing spaces available; 600 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Decker Library plus 1 other with 53,000 books, 305 serials, 4,600 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $647,391. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See University of Baltimore.

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