Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts 1

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84 Lyme Street

Old Lyme, CT 06371

Phone: (860) 434-5232
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Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is a private institution that was founded in 1976. It has a rural setting and the campus size is 47 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $29,616 (2013-14).

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

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is dedicated to providing the best education in drawing, painting, sculpture and illustration through the study of the history, traditions and principles of the fine and liberal arts. The curriculum reflects a deep respect for traditional forms of teaching, which have produced master artists throughout the ages. The studio curriculum is centered around the study of nature and the human figure and stresses the importance of observational drawing, painting and sculpture as critical to the development of craftsmanship and technical skill. The educational programs of the College also serve to develop discipline, knowledge of the history of art, ideas and the human experience, critical thinking, a commitment to excellence and respect for authenticity and diversity in the search for intellectual and aesthetic integrity. The college is located in the historic beach community of Old Lyme, known for its artistic community of American Impressionists dating to 1899. Students live in beach houses throughout the community and enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities including hiking, kayaking and volleyball. Old Lyme's central location makes for easy access to some of the area's best museums and cultural centers. Within an hour of Old Lyme are New Haven, Providence and Hartford. Boston and New York City are both within 2 and a half hours of the campus. The College boasts an excellent Visiting Artist Series, senior studios, regular museum trips, two gallery spaces, wood working shop, digital studio, printmaking facilities and more.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1976
Religious affiliation N/A
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Setting rural
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When applying to Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is $55. It has an an acceptance rate of 99.1 percent.

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

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Fall 2012 acceptance rate 99.1% 4
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SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82 percent.

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Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
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Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts offers campus safety and security services like lighted pathways/sidewalks and student patrols. Of the students at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 99 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.

Students who have cars on campus 99%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 76.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,161.

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Tuition and fees $29,616 (2013-14)
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