Christendom College: Narrative Description

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134 Christendom Dr.
Front Royal, VA 22630-5103
Tel: (540)636-2900; 800-877-5456; Admissions: (540)636-2900; Fax: (540)636-1655; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1977. Setting: 100-acre rural campus with easy access to Washington, DC. Endowment: $3.1 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $5077 per student. Total enrollment: 433. Faculty: 33 (23 full-time, 10 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 227 applied, 80% were admitted. 59% from top 10% of their high school class, 87% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 2 National Merit Scholars, 2 class presidents, 2 valedictorians, 16 student government officers. Full-time: 363 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 3 students, 33% women, 67% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 2 other countries, 78% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 0.3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 2% 25 or older, 95% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 84% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; English; foreign language/literature. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 12/1 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $18,410 includes full-time tuition ($12,970), mandatory fees ($450), and college room and board ($4990). Part-time tuition: $605 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $450 per year.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: drama, choir, Shield of Roses, Legion of Mary, debate team. Major annual events: Christmas Dinner Dance, St. Patrick's Day, Spring Formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, night patrols by trained security personnel. 339 college housing spaces available; 330 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. O'Reilly Memorial Library with 64,265 books, 851 microform titles, 249 serials, 1,302 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $271,069. 24 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Located in northwestern Virginia, the College community offers a wide variety of attractions. Visitors can choose from a wide variety of facilities and activities: fine restaurants, historic Bed & Breakfasts, Civil War battlefields, countless hiking trails, numerous golf courses, and tours of Skyline Drive and Skyline Caverns.

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