Bloomfield College: Narrative Description

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467 Franklin St.
Bloomfield, NJ 07003-9981
Tel: (973)748-9000
Free: 800-848-4555
Fax: (973)748-0916
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Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1868. Setting: 12-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $7.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5189 per student. Total enrollment: 2,166. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 2,251 applied, 53% were admitted. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 11% from top quarter, 35% from top half. Full-time: 1,723 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 443 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 29 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 19% Hispanic, 54% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 38% 25 or older, 16% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.70 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview, graded essay/term paper. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadlines: 8/1, 1/7 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/21 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $22,500 includes full-time tuition ($14,850), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($7400). College room only: $3700. Part-time tuition: $1495 per course. Part-time mandatory fees: $25 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities, Team Infinite (Non-Greek letter Coed Social club); 7% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Versatile Entertainment, Team Infinite, Residence Life Development, Haitian Student Organization, Sisters in Support. Major annual events: Spring Festival, End of Year Formal, Welcome Back Barbeque. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, security cameras in high-traffic areas. College housing designed to accommodate 262 students; 339 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Bloomfield College Library plus 1 other with 64,700 books, 59 microform titles, 456 serials, 1,437 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $595,000. 300 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.

Community Environment:

Located between Newark and Montclair, Bloomfield, population 55,000, is a suburban, residential city. Excellent shopping facilities, libraries, churches, numerous civic and service organizations and hospitals are a part of the community. Part-time employment is available. Commercial transportation is convenient.

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