Santa Fe University of Art and Design

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School Overview

Santa Fe University of Art and Design is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This school of the arts offers a broad curriculum that includes music, theatre, and creative writing as well as photography, art, graphic design, and film. The university’s motion picture studio, Garson Studios, has been the soundstage for films such as Cowboys & Aliens, True Grit, No Country for Old Men, City Slickers, All the Pretty Horses, Paul, and North Country. Santa Fe University of Art an Design is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and Higher Learning Commission.

Originally named St. Michael’s College, Santa Fe University of Art and Design was established in 1859, making it New Mexico’s oldest college. St. Michael’s was run from an adobe hut when it opened and did not receive a charter to provide higher education until 1874, when it became the College of the Christian Brothers of New Mexico. The institution was renamed the College of Santa Fe in 1966 and kept that name until August 30, 2010, when it became Santa Fe University of Art and Design. The institution experienced some financial insecurity, but in July 2009 the City of Santa Fe, Laureate Education, and the New Mexico State Governor’s Office resolved those concerns by entering into a partnership with the university.

Santa Fe University of Art and Design has a 60-acre campus with libraries, art galleries, performance venues, residence halls, as well as production studios for both music and design. The university is also home to the Anne and John Marion Center for Photographic Arts, Garson Studios, and the Visual Arts Center.

General Information

Admission Office

1600 Saint Michael’s Drive

Santa Fe, NM 87505-7634

(505) 473-6133

(800) 456-2673

Fax: (505) 473-6129



Contact: J. Taylor Gantt

Associate Director
Main Address

1600 Saint Michael’s Drive

Santa Fe, NM 87505-7634

(505) 473-6011

www.csf.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 670

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 166

Degree-seeking undergrads: 657

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: Not reported


College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Multimedia B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music Theory/Composition B
Musical theater B
Musicology/Ethnomusicology B
Painting B
Photography B
Sculpture B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B
Theatre Arts Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Environmental documentation B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Art Therapy B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Santa Fe University of Art and Design Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(505) 473-6011
Website:www.santafeuniversity.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private for-profit
Apply Online:https://my.santafeuniversity.edu/apply/User/Login.aspx
Address:1600 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7634
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:803
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):24%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:803 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$32,346
Out-of-state Tuition:$32,346
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$15,717

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Santa Fe University of Art and Design Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Visual and Performing Arts18
Grand total110

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total1

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Santa Fe University of Art and Design and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$32,346
Out-of-state$32,346
Books and supplies$1,400

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid220100%
Grant or scholarship aid220100%$15,717
Student loan aid16475%$6,185

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid85293%$16,035
Federal student loans62067%$6,832

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Santa Fe University of Art and Design students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants615246369
Percent admitted100%98%98%
Percent admitted who enrolled34%39%30%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Santa Fe University of Art and Design Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment803
Undergraduate enrollment803
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Santa Fe University of Art and Design Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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