College of Eastern Utah: Narrative Description

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451 East 400 North
Price, UT 84501-2699
Tel: (435)637-2120; Admissions: (435)613-5217; Fax: (435)637-4102; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Utah System of Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1937. Setting: 15-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 2,692. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 29% from top quarter, 63% from top half. Full-time: 1,463 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 1,229 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 6% from out-of-state, 15% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 26% 25 or older, 15% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing program. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission. Recommended: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET or ABLE required; SAT I or ACT recommended. Entrance: non-competitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $1406 Full-time, $76 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5894 full-time, $296 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $334 full-time, $16.70 per credit hour part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $3268. College room only: $1568. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Major annual event: Convocation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 478 college housing spaces available; 400 were occupied in 2002-03. Option: coed housing available. College of Eastern Utah Library with 44,490 books, 31,308 microform titles, 1,464 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 200 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.

Community Environment: A trade center, Price is in a large coal mining and farming district. Natural gas deposits have also been found in the surrounding areas. The city is located at the base of Wasatch Mountain Range and has a temperate climate. There are churches of most denominations in the community. Several clinics, a hospital, library, and various civic and fraternal organizations serve the area. Price houses the College of Eastern Utah World renowned Prehistoric Museum. Part-time employment is available for students. Hotels, motels, rooming houses, and furnished apartments are available for student housing. Local recreation includes skiing, sledding, snowshoe hiking, movies, boating, water country skiing, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, rodeos, and baseball.

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