Appalachian Bible College: Narrative Description

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Bradley, WV 25818
Tel: (304)877-6428
Free: 800-678-9ABC
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Independent nondenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1950. Setting: 110-acre small town campus. Endowment: $242,376. Total enrollment: 304. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 105 applied, 69% were admitted. Full-time: 238 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 66 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 31 states and territories, 8 other countries, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 33% 25 or older, 12% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. Comprehensive fee: $12,808 includes full-time tuition ($7140), mandatory fees ($1268), and college room and board ($4400). Part-time tuition: $297 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $32 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organization: Campus Missionary Fellowship. Major annual events: Spring Music Festival, Christmas Concert, Bible Conference. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, patrols by trained security personnel. 236 college housing spaces available; 191 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. John Van Pufflen Library with 44,944 books, 985 microform titles, 347 serials, 4,268 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 7 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:

Bradley is a rural community enjoying temperate climate. There is a railroad line 15 miles distant, an airline 14 miles away, buses, and Highways I-77, I-64, 19, 21, and 16 to serve the community. The city has 5 churches and a Lions Club. Within walking distance is Crossroads Mall. The community provides numerous part-time employment opportunities, and enjoys all the cultural, recreational, and medical facilities of nearby Beckley.

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