College Of Santa Fe

College Of Santa Fe

The College of Santa Fe, a small liberal arts institute, was established in 1859 as the St. Michael's College. In 1874, the institute was chartered as the College of the Christian Brothers of New Mexico. It finally came to be known as the College of Santa Fe in 1966, and began to enroll female students the same year. The college is also known as CSF, and its main campus is in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1986, it opened a branch campus in Albuquerque. CSF offers a variety of programs in the fields of photography, art, and education, among others.

The athletics teams of the College of Santa Fe are known as the Prairie Dogs. They compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The students take part in sports such as cross country, tennis, baseball, and soccer. Additionally, they also participate in several on-campus clubs and organizations such as the Anime Club, and Amnesty International.

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College of Santa Fe
1600 St. Michael's Drive
Santa Fe , NM 87505-7634
General Phone: (505) 473-6011

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College of Santa Fe Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Photography and Commercial Art42film studies, photography, multimedia
Liberal Arts32English, creative writing, humanities, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, political science
Drama and Performing Arts19drama, theatre design, acting, theatre arts management
Therapy and Counseling10psychology, art therapy
Media10communication and journalism
Art Studies9art studies, arts management
Fine Arts4art history and criticism, painting
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental studies, natural resources courses
Business and Management2international business
Religion and Philosophy1religion
Education and Teaching1elementary school teaching

Number of programs and degrees for College of Santa Fe in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree13926

College of Santa Fe Student Body

In 2007-2008, College of Santa Fe had a total enrollment of 672 students (680 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 52%
Women 48%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 67%
Black 2%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 1%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 15%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 37%
20-21 31%
22-24 18%
25-29 5%
30-34 3%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

College of Santa Fe Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %

College of Santa Fe Room and Board (2007)

College of Santa Fe offers campus housing for 545 of its 680 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Santa Fe, New Mexico for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Mexico Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

College of Santa Fe Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal510650
SAT Math460580
SAT Writing500640
ACT Verbal2128
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite2127

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT72%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT42%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

College of Santa Fe Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 28,558
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,558
Room and board $ 8,458
Room charge $ 4,565
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,893
Books and supplies $ 1,180
Other expenses $ 1,380

Financial Aid:
College of Santa Fe participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 264900)

College of Santa Fe Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*0*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year13$75,8337$75,603
Associate professoracademic year6$61,3273$64,372
Assistant professoracademic year11$53,1787$55,047
Lectureracademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year31$63,70117$65,157

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

College of Santa Fe Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports909

College of Santa Fe Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Music, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Art Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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