College of Mount St. Joseph: Narrative Description

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5701 Delhi Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45233-1670
Tel: (513)244-4200
Free: 800-654-9314
Admissions: (513)244-4814
Fax: (513)244-4629
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1920. Setting: 88-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $19.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6088 per student. Total enrollment: 2,158. Faculty: 225 (116 full-time, 109 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 1,041 applied, 72% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 71% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 5 class presidents, 5 valedictorians, 50 student government officers. Full-time: 1,297 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 561 students, 81% women, 19% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 12% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 9% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 34% 25 or older, 23% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, minimum SAT score of 960 or ACT score of 19. Required for some: essay, 1 recommendation, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,860 includes full-time tuition ($18,400), mandatory fees ($390), and college room and board ($6070). College room only: $3000. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $430 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $65 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, location, program, and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 40 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Black Student Union, peer educators, Campus Activities Board, Campus Ambassadors. Major annual events: Musicfest, Laughter on the Hill, MSJ Trick or Treat. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 450 college housing spaces available; 414 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Archbishop Alter Library with 97,576 books, 380,391 microform titles, 425 serials, 3,414 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $591,295. 278 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Cincinnati.

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