Augusta State University: Narrative Description

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2500 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30904-2200
Tel: (706)737-1400
Free: 800-341-4373
Admissions: (706)737-1632
Fax: (706)737-1774
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University System of Georgia. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1925. Setting: 72-acre urban campus. Endowment: $312,958. Research spending 2003-04: $101,239. Educational spending 2003-04: $4491 per student. Total enrollment: 6,353. Faculty: 322 (208 full-time, 114 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 26:1. 3,087 applied, 67% were admitted. Full-time: 3,618 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 1,884 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 57 other countries, 11% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 28% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 34% 25 or older, 8% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Medical College of Georgia, Paine College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/21. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2322 full-time, $97 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9290 full-time, $388 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $380 full-time, $190 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Jazz Ensemble, Baptist Student Union, ASU Orchestra, Student Art Association, Black Student Union. Major annual events: homecoming, Pig-Out, Midnight Madness. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Reese Library plus 1 other with 454,590 books, 957,862 microform titles, 33,797 serials, 6,124 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.5 million. 325 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Augusta, located on the Savannah River in east central Georgia, is the second largest MSA in the state, the third leading producer of clay products in the southeast, and a regional medical center. All forms of transportation are available. Recreational facilities are available for fishing, boating, golf, horseback riding, and tennis. The famous Augusta National Golf Club course, home of the Masters Golf Tournament, is located here. Points of interest include the Augusta River Walk, the Jessye Norman Amphitheatre, the Morris Museum of Art, the Lucy Laney Museum, Meadow Gardens, New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, and the National Science Center at Fort Gordon, Fort Discovery at River Walk.

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