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Santa Fe University of Art and Design is a proprietary institution that was founded in 1874. It has a city setting and the campus size is 60 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $30,996 (2011-12).
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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 to long-established professional programs such as Education and Business. Today the University offers undergraduate degrees in the disciplines of: Art, Business, Creative Writing and Literature, Film and Video, 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 US 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. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Santa Fe University of Art and Design is $35. It has an an acceptance rate of 77.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||77.8% 4|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
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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). Of the students at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.
|Students who have cars on campus||50%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$30,996 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$9,000 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data