Allentown Business School: Narrative Description

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2809 East Saucon Valley Rd.
Center Valley, PA 18034
Tel: (610)791-5100; 800-227-9109; Admissions: (610)791-5100; Fax: (610)791-7810; Web Site:

Description: Proprietary, 2-year, specialized, coed. Part of Career Education Corporation. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1869. Setting: 30-acre urban campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Educational spending 2002-03: $10,000 per student. Total enrollment: 1,511. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 26:1. 1% from top 10% of their high school class, 10% from top quarter, 45% from top half. Full-time: 1,340 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 171 students, 36% women, 64% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 3% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 55% 25 or older, 0% live on campus. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, ACCUPLACER. Recommended: interview. Entrance: non-competitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Tuition: $25,200 full-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government, Travel Club. Major annual events: ALS walk, SIFE. Campus security: evening security guard. College housing not available. Operations spending 2002-03: $60,000. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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