Brevard College: Narrative Description

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400 North Broad St.
Brevard, NC 28712-3306
Tel: (828)883-8292
Free: 800-527-9090
Admissions: (828)884-8300
Fax: (828)884-3790
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent United Methodist, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1853. Setting: 120-acre small town campus. Endowment: $18.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6186 per student. Total enrollment: 584. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 558 applied, 73% were admitted. Full-time: 549 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 35 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 9 other countries, 51% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 7% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 50% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: interdisciplinary studies; visual/performing arts; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 3 recommendations, interview. Required for some: students in music-auditions, music tests; students in art-portfolio. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $20,300 includes full-time tuition ($14,450), mandatory fees ($290), and college room and board ($5560). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $580 per semester hour. 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. Social organizations: 27 open to all. Most popular organizations: fine arts organizations, Omicron Delta Kappa, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, BC Recycles, Campus Coalition for Service. Major annual events: Earth Week Service and Celebration, Move-a-Mountain Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 603 college housing spaces available; 406 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Jones Library plus 1 other with 57,281 books, 3,336 microform titles, 17,500 serials, 3,957 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $288,553. 100 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:

Brevard, known as the "Land of Waterfalls" is 33 miles southwest of Asheville, NC. The area is the location of the Carl Sandburg home, the Thomas Wolfe Home, and the Brevard Music Center. This popular summer resort is at the entrance of Pisgah National Forest. Community facilities include churches of most major denominations, hospital and many civic and service organizations. Part-time employment is available on and off campus. Recreational activities include camping, biking, backpacking, canoeing, snowskiing, kayaking, and mountain climbing.

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