Baptist Bible College of Pennsylvania: Narrative Description

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538 Venard Rd.
Clarks Summit, PA 18411-1297
Tel: (570)586-2400; 800-451-7664; Admissions: (570)586-2400; Fax: (570)585-9400; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent Baptist, comprehensive, specialized, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1932. Setting: 124-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $1.3 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $3170 per student. Total enrollment: 837. 352 applied, 87% were admitted. Full-time: 683 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 51 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 4 other countries, 51% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 0.3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 7% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 74% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, Christian testimony, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/15.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $16,682 includes full-time tuition ($10,800), mandatory fees ($900), and college room and board ($4982).

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: ; 25% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: Homecoming Day, Winter Banquet, Spring Banquet. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Murphy Memorial Library plus 1 other with 104,534 books, 9,756 microform titles, 502 serials, and 27,088 audiovisual materials. Operations spending 2002-03: $309,147. 25 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Population of 15,000. Served by bus; major airport serves Scranton; train serves Harrisburg (100 miles). Public transportation serves campus. The community has a public library, nearby hospitals, recreational facilities, and many local parks. Part-time employment opportunities are excellent.

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