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March 04 2016

UNH’s Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Ranked 7th Best in Nation

OLD LYME, CONN.—- A new ranking of the 20 best deals on small colleges for aspiring artists ranks the University of New Haven’’s Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts the seventh best in the country.

The ranking was developed by a guide called Great College Deals, whose mission is to provide high-quality, well-researched rankings and other resources for individuals looking for an affordable college education, said Pam Beiler, communications manager.

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts has intentionally cultivated an inclusive environment that provides remarkable opportunities and arts training to its students in drawing, illustration, painting and sculpture,” said Todd Jokl, campus dean. “We aspire to provide a world-class education in a very intimate setting with a culture that supports rigorous approaches to the arts.

In addition to the specialized arts campus of Lyme Academy College, Jokl said, BFA students now also have access to the wide breadth of courses at the University of New Haven as well as access to their campus in Tuscany, Italy, just outside of Florence. “The partnership provides remarkable resources to students at Lyme,” he said.

The ranking was created using information from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator database. Schools selected for the ranking offer advanced fine arts learning facilities, international exchange opportunities, experiential learning, frequent exhibition opportunities, flexible degree track options, and diversity in faculty and student body.

The editors highlighted Lyme Academy College’s tight-knit artist community. “This tight-knit artist community (at Lyme Academy College) is a uniquely personalized learning environment in which to develop one’s artistic talents,” the guide says.

In developing this ranking of 20 best deals on small colleges for aspiring artists, we sought opportunity-rich, small fine arts colleges with a net price comparatively lower than similar institutions of this size and specialty,” the guide said. “We awarded points based on scholarship availability, diversity in faculty and student body, advanced fine arts learning facilities, progressive curriculum, international exchange opportunities, experiential learning, frequent exhibition opportunities, flexible degree track options, and any additional distinctions that enhance the small arts college experience.

More information about the ranking is available at http://www.greatcollegedeals.net/rankings/small-colleges-aspiring-artists/

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is a college of the University of New Haven. Its mission is to educate aspiring artists through a rigorous studio curriculum rooted in figurative and representational art. The college offers a comprehensive liberal arts education essential for advanced critical and creative thought. For more information, visit www.lymeacademy.edu.

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 the university enrolls approximately 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates.

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