Oregon College of Art & Craft: Narrative Description

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8245 Southwest Barnes Rd.
Portland, OR 97225
Tel: (503)297-5544
Free: 800-390-0632
Fax: (503)297-3155
Web Site: http://www.ocac.edu/


Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1907. Setting: 11-acre urban campus. Endowment: $4.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $8733 per student. Total enrollment: 143. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 24 applied, 67% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 60% from top half. Full-time: 96 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 33 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 2 other countries, 38% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 0% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 60% 25 or older, 3% live on campus, 36% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at AICAD Mobility Program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, portfolio. Recommended: SAT, ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Tuition: $14,800 full-time, $1935 per course part-time. Mandatory fees: $1050 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room only: $6000. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organization: Student Life Committee. Major annual events: Residents' Lectures, Juried Student Show, thesis presentations. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. 5 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Oregon College of Art and Craft Library plus 1 other with 9,000 books, 75 serials, 30,246 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $80,086. 14 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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