Brandon University: Narrative Description

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270 18th St.
Brandon, MB, Canada R7A 6A9
Tel: (204)728-9520
Admissions: (204)727-7352
E-mail: [email protected]
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Province-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1899. Setting: 30-acre small town campus. Endowment: $14 million. Research spending 2003-04: $944,580. Educational spending 2003-04: $4136 per student. Total enrollment: 3,224. 2,025 applied, 66% were admitted. Full-time: 2,020 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 1,120 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 28 other countries, 5% from out-of province, 36% 25 or older, 9% live on campus. Retention: 47% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: Canadian standard year. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: recommendations, criminal and child abuse registry checks. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 9/30.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35 Canadian dollars. Tuition, fee, and room and board charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Province resident tuition: $3119 full-time. Mandatory fees: $245 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $5197. College room only: $2843. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. International student tuition: $5535 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Psychology Club, Zoology Club, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, International Students Club, Business Administration Club. Major annual events: Shinerama, Orientation, Multicultural Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, controlled dormitory access, night residence hall security personnel. 460 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. John E. Robbins Library with 238,816 books, 615,548 microform titles, 1,699 serials, 12,233 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $636,522. 160 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:

Brandon, a city of 40,000, is located in the heart of the prairie land of Manitoba, on the Assiniboine River. The Manitoba Provincial Exhibition is held in Brandon every year. There are excellent recreational facilities in the nearby area, including camping, hunting, winter sports and fishing. Brandon is easily accessible by rail, road and air.