Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary: Narrative Description

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2700 Glenway Ave., PO Box 04320
Cincinnati, OH 45204-3200
Tel: (513)244-8100; 800-949-4CBC; Admissions: 800-949-4222; Fax: (513)244-8140; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, specialized, coed, affiliated with Church of Christ. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1924. Setting: 40-acre urban campus. Endowment: $988,063. Educational spending 2002-03: $2700 per student. Total enrollment: 922. 227 applied, 99% were admitted. 22% from top 10% of their high school class, 37% from top quarter, 69% from top half. 9 National Merit Scholars, 6 class presidents, 5 valedictorians, 28 student government officers. Full-time: 501 students, 45% women, 55% men. Part-time: 125 students, 40% women, 60% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 6 other countries, 33% from out-of-state, 20% 25 or older, 16% transferred in. Retention: 62% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. 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, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at College of Mount St. Joseph, Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities.

Entrance Requirements: Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/10. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $13,730 includes full-time tuition ($8320), mandatory fees ($570), and college room and board ($4840).

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Major annual events: Hearts Day, Fall Thing, Campus Picnic. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Cincinnati Bible College Library with 93,000 books, 656 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $263,000. 32 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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