Becker College: Narrative Description

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61 Sever St.
Worcester, MA 01609
Tel: (508)791-9241; 877-5BECKER; Admissions: (508)791-9241; Fax: (508)831-7505; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees (also includes Leicester, MA small town campus). Founded 1784. Setting: 100-acre urban campus with easy access to Boston. Total enrollment: 1,467. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,146 applied, 83% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 40% from top quarter, 52% from top half. Full-time: 831 students, 77% women, 23% men. Part-time: 636 students, 82% women, 18% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 1 other country, 29% from outof-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 5% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 23% 25 or older, 40% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 61% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Colleges of Worcester Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: essay, recommendations. Required for some: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $25,670 includes full-time tuition ($17,200), mandatory fees ($470), and college room and board ($8000). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition: $595 per credit.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Student Activities Committee, Black Student Union, Animal Health Club, Drama Club. Major annual events: Family Weekend, Halloween Week, Spring Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 492 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Ruska Library plus 1 other with 65,000 books, 2,230 microform titles, 400 serials, 2,900 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 155 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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