Brock University: Narrative Description

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500 Glenridge Ave.
St. Catharines, ON, Canada L2S 3A1
Tel: (905)688-5550
Fax: (905)988-5488
E-mail: [email protected]
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Province-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 540-acre urban campus with easy access to Toronto. Research spending 2003-04: $7.8 million. Total enrollment: 15,527. Faculty: 490 (all full-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 28,688 applied, 13% were admitted. Students come from 8 provinces and territories, 66 other countries, 16% live on campus. Core. Calendar: Canadian standard year. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Recommended: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Required for some: essay, interview, audition, portfolio. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $115 Canadian dollars. Tuition, fee, and room and board charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Canadian resident tuition: $4621 full-time, $896.53 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $323 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $6775. College room only: $3280. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. International student tuition: $11,400 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all. Most popular organizations: International Students Association, Brock University Student Association, Business Administration Association, Brock Christian Fellowship, Ace Brock. Major annual events: homecoming, Orientation Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,400 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. James A. Gibson Library plus 1 other with 1.6 million books, 660,598 microform titles, 856,587 serials, 26,765 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 379 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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