Capital University: Narrative Description

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2199 East Main St.
Columbus, OH 43209-2394
Tel: (614)236-6011
Free: 800-289-6289
Admissions: (614)236-6101
Fax: (614)236-6820
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1830. Setting: 48-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $45.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $8443 per student. Total enrollment: 3,894. Faculty: 436 (191 full-time, 245 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 2,319 applied, 83% were admitted. 23% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top quarter, 82% from top half. Full-time: 2,167 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 629 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 15 other countries, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 13% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 27% 25 or older, 36% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 79% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; business/marketing; interdisciplinary studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at members of the Higher Education Council of Columbus. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early action, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.6 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: 1 recommendation, audition. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 4/15, 9/22 for early action. Notification: 9/15, 10/2 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. One-time mandatory fee: $200. Comprehensive fee: $28,700 includes full-time tuition ($22,540) and college room and board ($6160). College room only: $3025. Full-time tuition varies according to degree level, program, and student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $720 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, degree level, program, and student level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,166 college housing spaces available; 1,009 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Blackmore Library with 187,281 books, 138,244 microform titles, 3,741 serials, 6,048 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.7 million. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Ohio State University - Columbus Campus.

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