Corcoran College of Art and Design

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500 17th Street NW

Washington, DC 20006-4804

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Phone: (202) 639-1800
2013-2014 Tuition
$31,130
tuition and fees
Students
386
enrolled
32%
male /
68%
female
Admissions
rolling admission
30.4%
accepted

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Summary

Corcoran College of Art and Design is a private institution that was founded in 1890. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 386, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 5 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $31,130 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Founded in 1890, the Corcoran College of Art + Design is special because it is one of America's very few examples of a 'pure' museum art school, maintaining its original relationship to one of Washington's greatest museums. Surrounded by great art and frequently by the contemporary masters whose work is regularly exhibited, the atmosphere of the College is charged by the excitement of direct contact with the world of art. Senior student thesis exhibitions are held in the the main galleries of the Museum, which is open to visitors from every nation who can discover the talents of the College's emerging young professionals.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1890
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $13,179,669

Applying

When applying to Corcoran College of Art and Design, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Corcoran College of Art and Design is $45. It has an an acceptance rate of 30.4 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 30.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Corcoran College of Art and Design is 9:1, and the school has 96.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Corcoran College of Art and Design include: Fine/Studio Arts, General; Photojournalism; Photography; Graphic Design; and Art/Art Studies, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 9:1
4-year graduation rate 55%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Fine/Studio Arts, General 33%
Photojournalism 25%
Photography 21%
Graphic Design 11%
Art/Art Studies, General 5%

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Student Life

Corcoran College of Art and Design has a total undergraduate enrollment of 386, with a gender distribution of 31.6 percent male students and 68.4 percent female students. At this school, 12 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 88 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 634
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Corcoran College of Art and Design offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health insurance. Corcoran College of Art and Design also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Corcoran College of Art and Design.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Corcoran College of Art and Design, 91.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,988.

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Tuition and fees $31,130 (2013-14)
Room and board N/A
Financial aid statistics
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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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