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Study at Gemological Institute of America

The Gemological Institute of America, also known as GIA, is a non-profit institute with headquarters located in California, United States. It was established in 1931 in Los Angeles. The institute is famous for gem identification and grading services. The GIA grants several diplomas in vocational-type programs at its Carlsbad campus and at its satellite campuses located in Culver City and New York. It also operates several international locations.

GIA’s Student Enrolment is diverse and impressive. It includes many international students. There are also many student clubs and organizations on campus. The quarterly publication of GIA is called "Gems & Gemology. "

Profile of Gemological Institute of America

The campus of Gemological Institute of America is in Carlsbad, CA, which is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Gemological Institute of America include, at the school s highest level, the Bachelor s degree.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. Gemological Institute of America is known for its programs in fine arts and business and management.

Gemological Institute of America Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes the school an attractive choice for many applicants. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 3,268 students enrolled (1,472 full-time equivalent). A large number of students at Gemological Institute of America are 40 years old or older.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Established in 1931, the nonprofit Gemological Institute of America is the world s foremost authority in gemology. GIA s mission is to ensure the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science and professionalism through education, research, laboratory services and instrument devlopment. "

Gemological Institute of America Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management3,691sales, business administration
Fine Arts3,039metal and jewelry

Contact: Gemological Institute of America

Gemological Institute of America

5345 Armada Dr

Carlsbad, CA 92008

General Phone: (760) 603-4000