Andover College: Narrative Description

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901 Washington Ave.
Portland, ME 04103-2791
Tel: (207)774-6126; 800-639-3110; Admissions: (207)774-6126; Fax: (207)774-1715; Web Site:

Description: Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 2-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 564. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 99 applied, 100% were admitted. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 48% from top half. Students come from 5 states and territories, 3 other countries, 65% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: modular. Academic remediation for entering students, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $5940 full-time, $495 per course part-time. Mandatory fees: $1000 full-time, $80 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Social organizations: 9 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Advisors, Andover Computer, Student Advisors Group, Andover Student Medical Assistants, C.O.P.S. Major annual events: Campus Day, Career Day, Awards Banquet. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Andover Library with 6,000 books, 106 serials, and 59 audiovisual materials. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Portland, located just two hours north of Boston, lies in the southern part of Maine. Southern Maine is home to some of the country's best-known companies including L.L. Bean, UNUM Insurance, J.J. Nissen Bakery, and Hannaford Brothers. These companies combine with the shipping and fishing industries to give Portland a vibrant and thriving economy. Portland also boasts some of the finest restaurants on the east coast and has a unique and charming shopping district in the old city. The city is home to a championship minor league hockey team, The Portland Pirates, an affiliate of the Washington Capitals, and one of the minor league's most successful baseball teams, The Portland Sea Dogs, an affiliate of the Florida Marlins. Portland also has a highly regarded art museum, professional stage and dance companies, public recreation facilities, and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Portland is easily accessible by car, plane, or bus.

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