The College of Santa Fe
1600 St. Michael's Drive
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Admission: Tel 505/473-6133
FAX: (505)473-6127

341 men, 377 women
241 men, 261 women
Graduate School:
81 men, 106 women

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V 556 M 523
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$750 approx.

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The College of Santa Fe
Santa Fe, New Mexico

The College of Santa Fe

College Description
Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, The College of Santa Fe is in a culturally rich and scenically spectacular setting, offering a wonderful place to live and learn. A truly outstanding climate makes Santa Fe a year-round adventure, with world-class snow skiing in the winter and mountain biking and whitewater rafting in the summer. With a traditional undergraduate population of about 750 students, The College of Santa Fe offers small classes, personalized instruction, and one-on-one advising. Adding students in the Graduate and External Programs increases the population to about 1,400. The college awards bachelor of arts, fine arts, and science degrees, as well as a master of arts degree in education and a master's degree in business administration. Chartered in 1859, The College of Santa Fe is an independent college operating in the Lasallian Catholic tradition.

Academic Life
The College of Santa Fe offers more than 40 majors and concentrations in the areas of visual arts, performing arts, moving image arts, humanities, contemporary music, creative writing, education, business, science and mathematics, and social sciences. With 250 galleries and 12 museums, Santa Fe is the ideal place to study art. The Moving Image Arts Department offers state-of-the-art facilities and professors who are experts in the industry. The Performing Arts Department is nationally recognized as one of the best, producing four mainstage productions every year. The creative writing program is one of the finest in the country, featuring award-winning faculty. A close proximity to Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory makes the college a great place to study science and math. Social Sciences puts undergraduate students in internships to get hands-on experience. And the Education Department puts every student teacher in a classroom. The College of Santa Fe also has a college studies program for students undecided about a major. College Studies provides individual advisors and group meetings with other students. The college also offers several study-abroad programs, including the New York Arts Program, a London program, and an exchange program with the Universidad de La Salle in Mexico City.

Majors and Degrees
College of Santa Fe offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science degrees. Degrees are offered in more than forty subject areas and concentrations, including accounting, acting, art history, art therapy, arts administration, conservation science and studies, contemporary music, counseling psychology, creative writing, documentary studies, education, English, humanities, moving image arts, music theater, organizational psychology, political science, studio art, technical theater, and theater management. Students may also elect to design an individual program of study called a Self-Designed Major.

Campus Life
The College of Santa Fe's friendly atmosphere helps students feel comfortable and makes it easy to get involved with campus life. The college has three residence halls, which surround the "quad," a large, grassy field with a basketball court, picnic tables, and barbecue pits, as well as a bandshell for concerts and special events. The full-service cafeteria and snack bar offer variety and convenience to students. Students can choose from more than a dozen clubs and organizations, including an active Associated Student Government. The college also publishes a literary magazine, featuring the creative works of students, and a student newspaper. On-campus activities include concert and theater performances, guest lecturers, gallery openings, film screenings, dance recitals, and poetry readings. Hiking, skiing, rock climbing, biking, and camping trips are offered through the Outdoor Recreation Program at the college's fitness center.

Facilities and Resources
The College of Santa Fe's Fogelson Library houses a collection of more than 135,000 volumes, and offers a variety of electronic services, including access to DIALOG and the Internet. The Computer Center has a Pentium lab with e-mail access and Internet connection. The Fine Arts Gallery features year-round exhibits by students as well as local, regional, and nationally known artists. Tutoring, workshops, and counseling are available to students through the Center for Academic Excellence. The Garson Communications Center and Studios houses soundstages, editing suites, classrooms, a master control center, a computer graphics lab, a film/video collection, and a student lounge. At the Driscoll Fitness Center, exercise opportunities and intramural sports are available, with stair climbers, exercise bikes, a weight room, and aerobics classes. The gym features an indoor track, racquetball/squash courts, and a motorized climbing wall. The Greer Garson Theatre Center is a splendid 500-seat facility where mainstage productions are produced. The center also houses classrooms, practice rooms, and a dance studio. The Visual Arts Center, designed by renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, houses the Anne and John Marion Center for Photographic Arts, Tishman Hall (painting and studio fundamentals), the Thaw Art History Center, the Chase Art History Library, the Marion Center Library (containing the James Enyeart and Beaumont-Newhall collections), Tipton Hall (lecture center), and the Atrium Gallery. The Printmaking Center and sculpture area round out the Art Department facilities.

Financial Aid / Scholarships
The Financial Aid Office assists students with financing their education. Financial aid policies are clearly designed to ensure that students can afford to attend The College of Santa Fe. Financial aid is generally awarded to students demonstrating financial need, which is determined when the student completes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Financial aid may consist of scholarships, grants, loans, and/or college work-study, from institutional, federal, and state resources. To recognize outstanding academic achievement and leadership, The College of Santa Fe also provides a limited number of merit scholarships.

Admission Requirements / Application
The College of Santa Fe is an academically challenging institution that seeks applicants interested in pursuing a liberal arts education in a nurturing and supportive environment. Candidates applying as freshmen must submit a completed application and application fee, official high school transcripts showing the date of graduation, and ACT or SAT test scores. High school transcripts should show a minimum of 16 units of completed or in-progress coursework, with three units in English, two in mathematics, two in laboratory science, and two in social studies. An additional two units of foreign language are preferred. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply early. Priority consideration is given to those who submit admission applications before March 15 for the fall semester and November 15 for the spring semester. All traditional first-time candidates for admission are required to go through an interview process. Candidates are encouraged to come in person, however, telephone interviews may be arranged.

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