Brewton-Parker College: Narrative Description

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Hwy. 280
Mount Vernon, GA 30445-0197
Tel: (912)583-2241; 800-342-1087; Admissions: (912)583-3268; Fax: (912)583-4498; Web Site:

Description: Independent Southern Baptist, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1904. Setting: 280-acre rural campus. Endowment: $12 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $4459 per student. Total enrollment: 1,109. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 522 applied, 96% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 26% from top quarter, 72% from top half. Full-time: 877 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 232 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 19 states and territories, 15 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 19% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 38% 25 or older, 32% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 56% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $15,520 includes full-time tuition ($10,720), mandatory fees ($350), and college room and board ($4450). College room only: $2150. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $335 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 26 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 7% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Council of Intramural Activities, Student Activities Council, Rotaract, Circle K, Baptist Student Union. Major annual events: Homecoming Weekend, Fall Festival, Black History Month. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 450 college housing spaces available; 353 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Fountain-New Library with 70,352 books, 2,863 microform titles, 350 serials, 5,567 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $407,290. 87 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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