Briercrest Bible College: Narrative Description

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510 College Dr.
Caronport, SK, Canada S0H 0S0
Tel: (306)756-3200; Admissions: (306)756-3200; Web Site:

Description: Independent interdenominational, 4-year, specialized, coed. Part of Briercrest Family of Schools. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1935. Setting: 300-acre rural campus. Endowment: $800,212. Total enrollment: 788. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 585 applied, 63% were admitted. Students come from 10 provinces and territories, 5 other countries, 76% from out-of province, 14% 25 or older, 75% live on campus. Retention: 69% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Summit College.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations. Required for some: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous until 9/1. Preference given to applicants interested in religious studies or ministries.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35 Canadian dollars. Tuition, fee, and room and board charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Comprehensive fee: $11,024 includes full-time tuition ($6624) and college room and board ($4400). College room only: $2640. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $207 per credit.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Missions Fellowship, Student Families Association, yearbook committee, Weekend Activities Committee. Major annual events: Global Focus Conference, Christmas Musical, Youth Quake. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 619 college housing spaces available; 547 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Archibald Library with 71,280 books, 485,080 microform titles, 375 serials, 3,327 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $280,926. 30 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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