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Carlos Albizu University, Miami Campus: Narrative Description


2173 NW 99th Ave.
Miami, FL 33172-2209
Tel: (305)593-1223; 800-672-3246; Admissions: (305)593-1223; Fax: (305)592-7930; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, specialized, coed. Part of Carlos Albizu University. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1980. Setting: 2-acre urban campus. Educational spending 2002-03: $3352 per student. Total enrollment: 850. Faculty: 44 (4 full-time, 40 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 185 applied, 64% were admitted. Full-time: 143 students, 79% women, 21% men. Part-time: 214 students, 74% women, 26% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 77% Hispanic, 13% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 58% 25 or older, 18% transferred in. Retention: 67% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: psychology. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $8250 full-time, $275 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $669 full-time, $223 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Council, Psi Chi, Students for Cross-Cultural Advancement, Black Student Association, P.R.I.D.E. Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Student Association. Major annual events: Albizu Student Excellence Awards Banquet, Student Council Elections, Town Hall Meetings. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Albizu Library with 26,027 books, 380 serials, 1,081 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $241,191. 65 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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