Beacon College: Narrative Description

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105 East Main St.
Leesburg, FL 34748
Tel: (352)787-7660
Admissions: (352)315-9269
Fax: (352)787-0721
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Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Setting: 12-acre small town campus with easy access to Orlando. Endowment: $16,587. Educational spending 2003-04: $5830 per student. Total enrollment: 97. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 87 applied, 54% were admitted. Full-time: 97 students, 41% women, 59% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 75% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 11% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 3% 25 or older, 99% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, interview, Psycho-Educational Evaluation. Entrance: minimally difficult. Notification: 8/16, 8/16 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $28,560 includes full-time tuition ($21,700) and college room and board ($6860). College room only: $4000.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, yearbook, basketball, Book Club, Poets and Writers Association. Major annual events: Parents' Weekend, Alumni Weekend, Move-In and New Student Orientation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. 140 college housing spaces available; 96 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Beacon College Library with 56,979 books, 96 serials, 584 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $103,497.

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