Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary: Narrative Description

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15800 Calvary Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64147-1341
Tel: (816)322-0110
Free: 800-326-3960
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Independent nondenominational, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1932. Setting: 55-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $183,313. Educational spending 2003-04: $2662 per student. Total enrollment: 320. Faculty: 34 (14 full-time, 20 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 50 applied, 90% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 38% from top quarter, 63% from top half. Full-time: 194 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 68 students, 41% women, 59% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 4 other countries, 56% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 50% 25 or older. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; library science; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, statement of faith, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $10,312 includes full-time tuition ($6180), mandatory fees ($432), and college room and board ($3700). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $230 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $18 per credit. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 2 open to all. Most popular organizations: Missions Encounter, Masterworks (Fine Arts). Major annual events: Day of Prayer, Missions Emphasis Week, All-Calvary Workday. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, night patrols by trained security personnel. 200 college housing spaces available; 180 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Hilda Kroeker Library with 56,087 books, 2,725 microform titles, 249 serials, 1,583 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $105,328. 23 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 University of Missouri Kansas City.

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