College of the Redwoods: Narrative Description

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7351 Tompkins Hill Rd.
Eureka, CA 95501-9300
Tel: (707)476-4100
Admissions: (707)476-4177
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 322-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3058 per student. Total enrollment: 7,708. 717 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 52 states and territories, 51% 25 or older, 2% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at Oregon Institute of Technology, Rogue Community College, Southern Oregon University.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program or international students. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: Associated Students College of the Redwoods, Spanish Club, Computer Information Systems Club, Math/Science Club, International Student Club. Major annual events: Wood Fair, Music and Arts Fair, Multicultural Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 160 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. College of the Redwoods Library with 50,266 books, 969 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $335,024. 550 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:

Eureka is located on the north coast of Humboldt Bay, 283 miles north of San Francisco; the climate is cool and humid. Buses and railroads serve the area, airlines to connecting flights in San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento and Portland are available. Community facilities include two hospitals, a medical center, churches, libraries, and a good downtown shopping area. The city provides a park, a community recreation building and a 18 hole golf course. Fishing and hunting are excellent; mountain area very near. In Summer, salmon fishing is good in Humboldt and Trinidad Bay north of the city; in early fall, steelhead and salmon are caught in the Eel Mud, and Trinity Rivers nearby. Eureka sponsors an annual Rhododendron Festival and two fairs each year.

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