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1000 State St.
Springfield, MA 01109-3189
Tel: (413)737-7000; Admissions: (413)205-3201; Fax: (413)737-2803; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1885. Setting: 58-acre urban campus. Endowment: $11 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $4864 per student. Total enrollment: 1,595. Faculty: 158 (70 full-time, 88 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,347 applied, 77% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 65% from top half. 10 class presidents, 4 valedictorians, 100 student government officers. full-time: 1,015 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 173 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 40 other countries, 41% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 26% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 12% 25 or older, 58% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 55% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $26,300 includes full-time tuition ($17,800) and college room and board ($8500). College room only: $4232. Full-time tuition varies according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $409 per credit.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 40 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 2% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Committee, Golden Key Society, PRIDE (Persons Ready in Defense of Ebony), student government. Major annual events: homecoming, Model Congress, Press Forum. 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. 600 college housing spaces available; 550 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. James J. Shea Jr. Library with 118,000 books, 390 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $536,828. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Springfield is a city of 165,000 that offers a multitude of activities for college students, including a quadrangle of museums, the Stage West Theater Company, and the Springfield Civic Center.

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