Albertson College of Idaho: Narrative Description

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2112 Cleveland Blvd.
Caldwell, ID 83605-4494
Tel: (208)459-5011; 800-224-3246; Admissions: (208)459-5305; Fax: (208)454-2077; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1891. Setting: 50-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $47.1 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $8514 per student. Total enrollment: 830. Faculty: 69 (57 full-time, 12 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 643 applied, 79% were admitted. 33% from top 10% of their high school class, 56% from top quarter, 85% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar. Full-time: 790 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 31 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 25% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 0.2% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 1% 25 or older, 56% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 73% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters plus 6-week Winter term. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Northwest Nazarene University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 6/1, 11/15 for early action. Notification: 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $19,450 includes full-time tuition ($13,900), mandatory fees ($500), and college room and board ($5050). College room only: $2450. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $580 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $600 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 55 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 19% of eligible men and 19% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Scarlet Masque Drama Group, Latino American Students, International Studies Association. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Midnight Finals Breakfast, Campus Ministry Late Nite Chapel. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 517 college housing spaces available; 431 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Terteling Library with 183,308 books, 28,751 microform titles, 703 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $338,787. 240 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.

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