Miami International University of Art & Design: Narrative Description

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1501 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 100
Miami, FL 33132-1418
Tel: (305)428-5700
Free: 800-225-9023
Admissions: (305)428-5600
Fax: (305)374-7946
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Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 4-acre urban campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $2483 per student. Total enrollment: 1,406. Faculty: 105 (45 full-time, 60 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 804 applied, 51% were admitted. Full-time: 1,328 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 60 other countries, 22% 25 or older, 40% live on campus. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, distance learning, summer session for credit, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, 2 photographs, art portfolio. Recommended: 2 recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, SAT II: Writing Test. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. One-time mandatory fee: $100. Tuition: $17,952 full-time, $374 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load, degree level, and program. College room only: $4880. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Caribbean Students Association, student government, DECA. Major annual events: Halloween Party, trip to Disney World, Luau Party. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, security service. 200 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. 22,000 books and 158 serials. Operations spending 2003-04: $98,135. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Barry University.

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