Alberta College of Art & Design


Enrollment: 1,135.

Student Body: 70% female, 30% male, 13% out-of-state, 5% international (49 countries represented).

Retention and Graduation: 73% freshmen return for sophomore year. 33% freshmen graduate within 4 years.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 16.5:1. 44 full-time faculty, 36% are women.


Degrees: Bachelors.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Drawing; painting; sculpture.

Special Study Options: Cross-registration, exchange student program (domestic), internships, study abroad, mobility and exchange. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include reader services, tutors.


Housing: Coed dorms, assisted off-campus housing search. 100% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Special Academic Facilities/Equipment: 2 art galleries.

Computers: 100% of classrooms, have wireless network access. Students can register for classes online. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online.


Environment: Metropolis.

Activities: Student government.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Basketball, ice hockey, volleyball. Basketball, volleyball.

On-Campus Highlights: Facilities, glass department, graffiti stairwell, residence.


Freshman Academic Profile: Minimum paper TOEFL 560. Minimum computer TOEFL 220. Minimum web-based TOEFL 83.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Application essay, academic GPA, level of applicant s interest, talent/ability. Recommendation(s), standardized test scores, character/personal qualities, extracurricular activities, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted. 4 English.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 740 applied, 46% admitted, 96% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: College transcript(s), essay or personal statement.

General Admission Information: Application fee $85. Early decision application deadline 2/1. Regular application deadline 4/1. Regular notification 5/15. Nonfall registration accepted. Credit and/or placement offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual in-state tuition $4,123. Annual out-of-state tuition $4,123. Room and board $10,000. Required fees $805. Average book expense $3,000.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA.

Student Employment: Off-campus job opportunities are good.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Academics, art.

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