Briercrest College: Narrative Description

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510 College Dr.
Caronport, SK, Canada S0H 0S0
Tel: (306)756-3200
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Independent interdenominational, 4-year, coed. Part of Briercrest Family of Schools. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1935. Setting: 300-acre rural campus. Endowment: $854,064. Total enrollment: 738. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 563 applied, 63% were admitted. Students come from 11 provinces and territories, 5 other countries, 76% from out-of province, 14% 25 or older, 75% live on campus. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. 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.

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. 625 college housing spaces available; 536 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Archibald Library with 76,000 books, 508,153 microform titles, 350 serials, 5,125 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $264,475. 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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