Alaska Bible College: Narrative Description

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Box 289
Glennallen, AK 99588-0289
Tel: (907)822-3201; 800-478-7884; Admissions: (907)822-3201; Fax: (907)822-5027; Web Site:

Description: Independent nondenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 80-acre rural campus. Endowment: $37,500. Total enrollment: 56. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 8 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 42 students, 36% women, 64% men. Part-time: 14 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 68% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 0% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 26% 25 or older, 90% live on campus, 30% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, double major, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements: Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: 7/15.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $9800 includes full-time tuition ($5450) and college room and board ($4350). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $240 per credit.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run radio station. Major annual events: Christmas Banquet, Graduation Banquet, Winter Retreat. Student services: health clinic. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. 81 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2001-02. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Alaska Bible College Library Center with 27,911 books, 130 serials, and 252 audiovisual materials. Operations spending 2002-03: $17,685. 10 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Glennallen is a rural community that has developed on the crossroads between Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Valdez. The original impetus for the community's growth was the construction of the Alcan Highway for communication during the war years. The climate of Glennallen area runs to extremes with the temperature falling to 50 degrees or more below zero for short periods in midwinter, and rising to 70 degrees or more above zero by the close of the school year in May. Sports such as hunting, fishing, hiking, rafting, and cross country skiing are common recreational activities.

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