Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design: Narrative Description

views updated


273 East Erie St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202-6003
Tel: (414)276-7889; 888-749-MIAD
Admissions: (414)847-3259
Fax: (414)291-8077
Web Site:


Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1974. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $1.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $7788 per student. Total enrollment: 636. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 340 applied, 83% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 56% from top half. Full-time: 592 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 44 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 6 other countries, 27% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 3% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 10% 25 or older, 23% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 54% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Marquette University, Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

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

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $28,510 includes full-time tuition ($21,500), mandatory fees ($310), and college room and board ($6700). Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $725 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Student Gallery Committee, Student Activities Committee, Minority Student Organization, community service. Major annual events: All Student Show-Exhibition, Senior Exhibition, Scholarship Show. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. 165 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. 23,000 books, 84 serials, 360 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $145,227. 130 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

About this article

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design: Narrative Description

Updated About content Print Article