Cabrini College: Narrative Description

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610 King of Prussia Rd.
Radnor, PA 19087-3698
Tel: (610)902-8100
Free: 800-848-1003
Admissions: (610)902-8552
Fax: (610)902-8309
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 112-acre suburban campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Endowment: $15 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5314 per student. Total enrollment: 2,176. Faculty: 216 (63 full-time, 153 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 2,053 applied, 82% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 48% from top half. Full-time: 1,434 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 215 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 12 other countries, 47% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 7% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 14% 25 or older, 61% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Eastern College, Rosemont College, Valley Forge Military College, Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $31,230 includes full-time tuition ($21,450), mandatory fees ($800), and college room and board ($8980). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $380 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $45 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, student newspaper, International Club, campus radio station, Council for Exceptional Children. Major annual events: Cabrini Day, Family Weekend, Yule Log. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, resident assistants and directors on nightly duty. College housing designed to accommodate 804 students; 861 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Holy Spirit Library with 82,865 books, 118,435 microform titles, 523 serials, 1,164 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $785,111. 195 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:

See Villanova University.

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