Albany State University: Narrative Description

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504 College Dr.
Albany, GA 31705-2717
Tel: (229)430-4600
Admissions: (229)430-4646
Fax: (229)430-3936
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University System of Georgia. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1903. Setting: 144-acre urban campus. Endowment: $2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6843 per student. Total enrollment: 3,668. Faculty: 211 (142 full-time, 69 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,777 applied, 91% were admitted. Full-time: 2,658 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 554 students, 79% women, 21% men. 35% live on campus. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Bainbridge College, Waycross College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2322 full-time, $97 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9290 full-time, $388 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $574 full-time, $287 per term part-time. College room and board: $3690. College room only: $1866. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 47 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Most popular organizations: Gospel Choir, Religious Life Organization, Business Professionals of America, Concert Chorale, NAACP ASU Chapter. Major annual events: Homecoming Week, Honors Day, Founders' Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,070 college housing spaces available; 1,040 were occupied in 2003-04. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. James Pendergrast Memorial Library with 338,744 books, 691,524 microform titles, 1,066 serials, 3,301 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $891,081. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The campus is situated in a progressive community that affords a variety of advantages. Albany is located on the Flint River. Air transportation is accessible at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport. The Marine Corps Supply Center is located here. Albany's economy is broadly based on agriculture, manufacturing, and business from the nearby military bases. The most notable industry is the production of papershell pecans; more than 700,000 pecan trees cover 60,000 acres in the vicinity. The Spanish peanut industry and other diversified businesses and farming contribute to the city's high rating in retail sales. Part-time employment is available. Radium Springs, four miles south, has the largest natural spring in the state.

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