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Bishop's University: Narrative Description


Lennoxville, QC, Canada J1M 1Z7
Tel: (819)822-9600; 800-567-2792; Admissions: (819)822-9600; Fax: (819)822-9661; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Province-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1843. Setting: 500-acre small town campus. Endowment: $25 million. Research spending 2002-03: $550,000. Educational spending 2002-03: $7300 per student. Total enrollment: 2,667. Faculty: 165 (118 full-time, 47 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 2,406 applied, 80% were admitted. full-time: 2,163 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 495 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 12 provinces and territories, 37 other countries, 46% from out-of province, 12% 25 or older, 31% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 82% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences and history. Calendar: Canadian standard year. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, 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 State Universities of California, New England Board of Higher Education, Quebec Inter-University Exchanges, University of New Mexico, University of North Dakota. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, birth certificate, copy of student visa, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: SAT II: Subject Tests. Required for some: 1 recommendation. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: continuous until 8/31.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $55 Canadian dollars. Tuition, fee, and room and board charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Area resident tuition: $55.60 per credit part-time. Province resident tuition: $1668 full-time, $139.10 per credit part-time. Canadian resident tuition: $4173 full-time, $350.60 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $763 full-time, $25.42 per credit part-time, $381.25 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5740. College room only: $3460. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. International student tuition: $10,518 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 65 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 3% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Big Buddies, The Campus, Psychology Club, Student Patrol, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Major annual events: Homecoming, Freshman Orientation Week, Winter Carnival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 683 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. John Bassett Memorial Library plus 1 other with 458,882 books, 117,586 microform titles, 5,662 serials, 23,440 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $2 million. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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