Atlantic Baptist University: Narrative Description

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ATLANTIC BAPTIST UNIVERSITY G-7

Box 6004
Moncton, NB, Canada E1C 9L7
Tel: (506)858-8970; 888-YOU-N-ABU; Admissions: (506)858-8970; Fax: (506)858-9694; Web Site: http://www.abu.nb.ca/

Description: Independent Baptist, 4-year, coed. Administratively affiliated with The Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 220-acre urban campus. Endowment: $1.5 million. Research spending 2002-03: $20,000. Educational spending 2002-03: $4750 per student. Total enrollment: 677. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. Full-time: 603 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 74 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 12 provinces and territories, 5 other countries, 25% from out-of province, 2% international, 18% 25 or older, 22% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 77% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; communications/communication technologies; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Accelerated degree program, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.60 high school GPA, 3 recommendations. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 9/15.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35 Canadian dollars. Tuition, fee, and room and board charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Comprehensive fee: $10,266 includes full-time tuition ($4990), mandatory fees ($596), and college room and board ($4680). College room only: $2080. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $535 per course.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Association, drama, intramurals, debate team, choir. Major annual events: Christmas Banquet, Orientation week activities, Fall Foliage Day. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, controlled dormitory access. 140 college housing spaces available; 137 were occupied in 2002-03. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. George A. Rawlyk Library with 57,000 books, 3,000 microform titles, 185 serials, 350 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $230,000. 35 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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Atlantic Baptist University: Narrative Description