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Arapahoe Community College: Narrative Description


5900 South Santa Fe Dr., PO Box 9002
Littleton, CO 80160-9002
Tel: (303)797-4222; Admissions: (303)797-5623; Fax: (303)797-5970; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Community Colleges of Colorado. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 52-acre suburban campus with easy access to Denver. Total enrollment: 7,080. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 3,540 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 42 states and territories, 35 other countries, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 2% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Metropolitan State College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Placement: CPT required; SAT II: Writing Test recommended. Entrance: non-competitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1585 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $8284 full-time. Mandatory fees: $141 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, location, and program.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Major annual events: International Day, Martin Luther King Day events, Veterans' Day events. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Weber Center for Learning Resources plus 1 other with 45,000 books, 3 microform titles, 441 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Littleton is a suburban area 10 miles from Denver with seasonal variations in temperature. There are churches of all denominations, shopping centers, and medical clinics, with all forms of transportation available. Community facilities include parks with playground equipment, public swimming pools, indoor tennis courts, fair-grounds, golf courses and an ice rink. Skiing in the nearby mountains is excellent. Part-time employment is available.

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