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Carroll College: Narrative Description


100 North East Ave.
Waukesha, WI 53186-5593
Tel: (262)547-1211
Free: 800-CAR-ROLL
Admissions: (262)524-7221
Fax: (262)524-7139
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Presbyterian, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1846. Setting: 52-acre suburban campus with easy access to Milwaukee. Endowment: $32.1 million. Research spending 2003-04: $12,831. Educational spending 2003-04: $5533 per student. Total enrollment: 3,014. Faculty: 247 (94 full-time, 153 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 2,242 applied, 78% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 51% from top quarter, 78% from top half. Full-time: 2,158 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 605 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 30 other countries, 18% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 23% 25 or older, 54% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/20.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $24,860 includes full-time tuition ($18,650), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($5810). College room only: $3150. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $230 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all; national sororities, local fraternities; 3% of eligible men and 8% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: College Activities Board, Student Senate, Black Student Union, Carroll College Christian Fellowship, Residence Hall Association. Major annual events: homecoming, Parents' Weekend, Spring Fling. 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. 1,202 college housing spaces available; 1,170 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Todd Wehr Memorial Library with 200,000 books, 24,324 microform titles, 11,000 serials, 362 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $841,660. 250 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.

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