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Blue Mountain College: Narrative Description

BLUE MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

PO Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610-9509
Tel: (662)685-4771
Free: 800-235-0136
Admissions: (662)685-4161
Fax: (662)685-4776
Web Site: http://www.bmc.edu/

Description:

Independent Southern Baptist, 4-year, women only. Awards bachelor's degrees (also offers a coordinate academic program for men preparing for church-related vocations). Founded 1873. Setting: 44-acre rural campus with easy access to Memphis. Endowment: $6.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5373 per student. Total enrollment: 388. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 173 applied, 54% were admitted. 63% from top half of their high school class. Full-time: 299 students. Part-time: 89 students. Students come from 8 states and territories, 2 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 13% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 35% 25 or older, 34% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; psychology; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 9/3. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. Comprehensive fee: $11,086 includes full-time tuition ($6780), mandatory fees ($540), and college room and board ($3766). College room only: $1400. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and gender. Part-time tuition: $230 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $80 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: societies for women; 50% of eligible undergrads are members. Most popular organizations: Baptist Student Union, Student Government Association, Athletic Association, Commuter Club, Mississippi Association of Educators/Student Program. Major annual events: BSU/SGA Welcome Back Parties, Society Rush, Field Day. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 234 college housing spaces available; 127 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: women-only housing available. Guyton Library with 59,431 books, 380 microform titles, 186 serials, 3,645 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $145,603. 55 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A rural community, Blue Mountain has a warm and pleasant climate with an average temperature of 68 degrees. Blue Mountain is about 70 miles from Memphis. Recreational facilities include a swimming pool, golf course, athletic field, physical education center, tennis courts, student center and 2 auditoriums for productions.

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