Alice Lloyd College: Narrative Description

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100 Purpose Rd.
Pippa Passes, KY 41844
Tel: (606)368-2101
Admissions: (606)368-6036
Fax: (606)368-2125
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Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1923. Setting: 175-acre rural campus. Endowment: $19.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2850 per student. Total enrollment: 596. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 881 applied, 59% were admitted. 30% from top 10% of their high school class, 58% from top quarter, 86% from top half. 9 valedictorians. Full-time: 574 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 22 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 1 other country, 17% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 5% 25 or older, 74% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; biological/life sciences; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.25 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $4690 includes full-time tuition ($0), mandatory fees ($1090), and college room and board ($3600). College room only: $1650. Part-time tuition: $212 per credit hour. Full-time students in the 108-county service area are granted guaranteed tuition.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 16 open to all; 16% of eligible men and 26% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Lambda, All Scholastic Society, Math/Science Club, Allied Health Sciences Club. Major annual events: Religious Emphasis Week, Alcohol Awareness Week, Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. 450 college housing spaces available; 440 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through senior year. McGaw Library and Learning Center with 74,216 books, 3,600 microform titles, 118 serials, 1,225 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $189,193. 85 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in a small, rural town, the primary industries being coal mining and farming.

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