New Hampshire Institute of Art

148 Concord Street, Manchester, New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Institute of Art’s mission is to educate, engage and empower through the arts. We are the oldest and largest arts institution in New Hampshire, founded in 1898. Regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Commission on Higher Education and nationally accredited by the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD), NHIA offers undergraduate (BFA), graduate (MFA, MAT, and MAAE), and community education programs serving over 2,000 students annually.

DEGREES OFFERED: BFA, MFA, MAT, MAAE
ACCREDITATION: NASAD, NEASC
MAJORS OFFERED:

Art Education
Ceramics*
Creative Writing
Design*

 

Fine Arts*
Illustration*
Photography

MINORS OFFERED:

Ceramics*
Creative Writing
Design*

 

Fine Arts*
Illustration*
Photography

* UNDERGRADUATE ONLY

FOUNDATION PROGRAM
Our Foundations program gives you a rigorous grounding in the fundamentals of art and design. We start by combining theory and practice to create a firm understanding of the rules artists use to make art, whatever your medium, then grant you the confidence to break those rules and create your own voice. You’ll accomplish this with close personal guidance and support from faculty who are passionate about helping you develop as an artist. Whatever your choice of major, Foundations ensures that you set out on your personal journey with the knowledge, skills and work ethic needed to compete and thrive in today’s creative world.


This program is Residential.

UNDERGRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE 2015-2016
FULL-TIME DEPENDENT  
TUITION $ 22,500
MANDATORY FEES 2,190
BOOKS & SUPPLIES 0
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 10,810
OFF-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 0
OTHER
FINANCIAL AID 2014-2015 FULL-TIME FRESHMEN *
AID CATEGORY AVG PER RECIPIENT 1st YR RECIPIENTS
INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS4 $4,515 100%
FEDERAL/NATIONAL GRANTS 2,144 47%
STATE & LOCAL GRANTS 469 13%
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS 2,938 84%

AVERAGE AMOUNT RECEIVED PER RECIPIENT: $8,400
100% OF FULL-TIME FRESHMEN RECEIVED AID

* Most recent financial aid data available

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 97%

Acceptance Rate = The percentage of students admitted out of applications received in a given year.

ATTENDANCE RATE: 38%

Attendance Rate (also know as yield) = The percentage of admitted students who enroll in a given year.

ENROLLMENT: FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE FTE1 = 364

UNDERGRADUATE

FULL-TIME 352
PART-TIME 31

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
APPLICATION: Required
ONLINE APPLICATION: Optional
HOME EXAM: Optional
INTERVIEW: Required
ESSAY: Required
SAT / ACT: Recommended
PORTFOLIO: Required

TRANSCRIPTS

HIGH SCHOOL: Required
COLLEGE: Required, if transferring
FACULTY: 2015-2016

FACULTY FTE1 = 38

FULL-TIME 17
PART-TIME 70
 

STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: FALL 2015
11.38 TO 1
FTE STUDENTS PER FTE FACULTY1

RETENTION

FRESHMAN RETENTION2

FALL 2013 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2014
56%
 
FALL 2014 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2015
65%

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE2

FALL 2008 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
51%
 
FALL 2009 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
50%

UNDERGRADUATE ETHNICITY

FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE GENDER DISTRIBUTION

FALL 2015
68% FEMALE
31% MALE

NEW STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION3

FALL 2015
OTHER PROGRAMS

Continuing Education
Pre-College Program
Art Educators Program

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Study Abroad
AICAD New York Studio Residency Program
AICAD Mobility Program
Internships
Career Services Office
Academic Support Center
Amherst and French Galleries
Institute Laptop Program
Certificate Programs offered through Community Education

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc. NOTE 2: Retention and graduation rates for Art Center College of Design are calculated using the entire new student population entering Spring, Summer, and Fall terms (including a large population of transfer students), and not only "First-Time, Full-Time Freshmen" as required by the U.S. Department of Education. Thus these numbers are different than the retention and graduation reported to the U.S. Department of Education. NOTE 3: Geographic distribution is reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. NOTE 4: Includes all institutional scholarships and grants, but does not include College Work Study or third party awards. NOTE 5: Data presented is drawn from the most recent school year available. NOTE 6: All $-amounts are shown in US dollars. Canadian $-amounts were converted to US dollars using exchange rate at the time the data were collected ($1 Canadian = $0.70 US).