Angelo State University: Narrative Description

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2601 West Ave. N
San Angelo, TX 76909
Tel: (325)942-2555
Admissions: (325)942-2140
Fax: (325)942-2038
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Texas State University System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1928. Setting: 268-acre urban campus. Endowment: $78.3 million. Research spending 2003-04: $734,307. Educational spending 2003-04: $1805 per student. Total enrollment: 6,137. Faculty: 337 (251 full-time, 86 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 1,681 applied, 99% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 39% from top quarter, 76% from top half. 20 valedictorians. Full-time: 4,755 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 957 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 25 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 23% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 20% 25 or older, 25% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; interdisciplinary studies; parks and recreation. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2208 full-time, $92 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8400 full-time, $350 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $918 full-time, $35 per credit part-time, $93 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $4696. College room only: $3024. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 75 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 3% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Block and Bridle Club, Baptist Student Union, Delta Sigma Pi, Air Force ROTC, Association of Mexican-American Students. Major annual events: homecoming, Parents' Day, Fish Splash. 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. 1,536 college housing spaces available. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Porter Henderson Library plus 1 other with 481,826 books, 949,295 microform titles, 1,628 serials, 30,648 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.5 million. 600 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.

Community Environment:

Population approx 100,000. San Angelo is an attractive city located in the heart of West Texas ranch country. San Angelo and the surrounding area provide a readily accessible social and physical environment for cultural and recreational activities so essential to the university community. Three nearby lakes make water sports a popular attraction among students and those living in San Angelo.

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