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Santa Fe University of Art and Design is a proprietary institution that was founded in 1859. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 544, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 60 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $30,136 (2013-14).
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Santa Fe University of Art and Design traces its roots directly to the charter of the oldest educational institution in the New Mexico Territory, several decades prior to the creation of the State of New Mexico in 1912. In August 2010 the historic former liberal arts school, The College of Santa Fe, became Santa Fe University of Art and Design, an institution primarily focused on the creative arts and the application of creative problem solving. Today, the university offers undergraduate degrees in the disciplines of: Art, Creative Writing and Literature, Digital Arts, Graphic Design, Film, Contemporary Music, Theatre, and Photography - each supported by a compelling and shared liberal arts core. Strong faculty-student interaction supports and promotes an interdisciplinary learning community in which active discussion and interaction are encouraged and valued. Both the full-time faculty and the supportive cast of contributing faculty are deeply engaged in their respective professional disciplines and/or the research thereof. These faculty and our students are further supported by an ongoing series of guest artist/scholar presentations throughout the year, each chosen from a different area of the fields we offer. The university is increasingly engaged in the arts communities of the Western region, the greater U.S. and a growing number of international partners. As a proud member of the Laureate International Universities network, Santa Fe University of Art and Design actively seeks to bring appropriately qualified Semester-Abroad students from our network partner schools to study and live alongside our much larger population of domestic students, a large number of whom enter the University directly from high school. There are few institutions of higher learning in our country that can rival the learning experience currently offered to our students. With our excellent and well-equipped facilities and resources, relatively small class size, a very strong, student-centered faculty, and the unique cultural texture and resources of the City of Santa Fe, the university offers a richly diverse, academically challenging, and creatively intensive education to a fully-engaged student body.
|School type||proprietary, coed college|
When applying to Santa Fe University of Art and Design, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Santa Fe University of Art and Design is $50. It has an an acceptance rate of 100 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||100.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Santa Fe University of Art and Design is 10:1, and the school has 85.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Santa Fe University of Art and Design include: Cinematography and Film/Video Production; Music, General; Photography; Fine/Studio Arts, General; and Creative Writing. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 45.3 percent.
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Santa Fe University of Art and Design has a total undergraduate enrollment of 544, with a gender distribution of 47.4 percent male students and 52.6 percent female students. At this school, 67 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 33 percent of students live off campus.
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Campus Info & Services
Santa Fe University of Art and Design offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Santa Fe University of Art and Design also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 73.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $19,039.
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|Tuition and fees||$30,136 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$9,106 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data