Cleary University: Narrative Description

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3601 Plymouth Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2659
Tel: (734)332-4477; 888-5-CLEARY
Admissions: (517)548-3670
Fax: (734)332-4646
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1883. Setting: 32-acre suburban campus with easy access to Detroit and Lansing. Endowment: $1.7 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $750 per student. Total enrollment: 895. Faculty: 106 (12 full-time, 94 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 42 applied, 93% were admitted. Full-time: 632 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 199 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 6 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 10% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 81% 25 or older, 97% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing. Core. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay, 2 recommendations, ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $11,760 full-time, $245 per quarter hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to degree level. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Cleary University Library plus 1 other with 4,500 books, 22 serials, 100 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $95,000. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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