Asbury College: Narrative Description

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1 Macklem Dr.
Wilmore, KY 40390-1198
Tel: (859)858-3511; 800-888-1818; Admissions: (859)858-3511; Fax: (859)858-3921; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent nondenominational, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1890. Setting: 400-acre small town campus with easy access to Lexington. Endowment: $23.9 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $5955 per student. Total enrollment: 1,258. Faculty: 143 (90 full-time, 53 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 820 applied, 73% were admitted. 30% from top 10% of their high school class, 60% from top quarter, 85% from top half. 4 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 1,141 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 50 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 43 states and territories, 10 other countries, 70% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 4% 25 or older, 90% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 83% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: communications/communication technologies; education; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $22,306 includes full-time tuition ($17,660), mandatory fees ($148), and college room and board ($4498). College room only: $2560. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $679 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Impact (community service), Christian Service Association, ministry teams, Student-Faculty Council. Major annual events: homecoming, Fall Revival, Missions Conference. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, late night security personnel. College housing designed to accommodate 1,226 students; 1,323 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2001-02. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Kinlaw Library with 155,320 books, 21,485 micro-form titles, 14,550 serials, 8,974 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $494,609. 183 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: This is rural town with air and bus service available in nearby Lexington, Kentucky. There are several natural and historic points of interest located nearby: High Bridge, Shakertown, Fort Harrod, Boone's Tavern, National Cemetery at Camp Nelson, Kentucky Horse Park, world famous thoroughbred farms and Natural Bridge.