Bay State College: Narrative Description

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122 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02116-2975
Tel: (617)236-8000
Free: 800-81-LEARN
Admissions: (617)236-8006
Fax: (617)536-1735
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Independent, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 757. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,405 applied, 80% were admitted. Students come from 11 states and territories, 11 other countries, 11% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 18% black, 8% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 12% 25 or older, 21% live on campus. Retention: 50% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, independent study, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission. Required: essay, high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $25,475 includes full-time tuition ($15,300), mandatory fees ($350), and college room and board ($9825). Part-time tuition: $220 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 9 open to all. Most popular organizations: Activities Club, Hospitality Trvel. Association, Fashion Club, Early Childhood Education Club, Student Medical Assisting Society. Major annual events: Senior Cruise, Celtics Game. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 14-hour patrols by trained security personnel. 174 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Bay State College Library with 4,490 books, 262 serials, 471 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $36,177. 55 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Boston University.

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