College of Saint Elizabeth: Narrative Description

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2 Convent Rd.
Morristown, NJ 07960-6989
Tel: (973)290-4000
Free: 800-210-7900
Admissions: (973)290-4700
Fax: (973)290-4710
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, women only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees (also offers coed adult undergraduate degree program and coed graduate programs). Founded 1899. Setting: 188-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $19 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $7420 per student. Total enrollment: 1,976. Faculty: 196 (62 full-time, 134 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 472 applied, 78% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 68% from top half. Full-time: 741 students. Part-time: 586 students. Students come from 13 states and territories, 40 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 16% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 43% 25 or older, 68% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 4 members of the Seton Colleges, Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: 11/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $27,055 includes full-time tuition ($17,437), mandatory fees ($1000), and college room and board ($8618). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition: $549 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $120 per course. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, location, and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 28 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Students Take Action Committee, International/Intercultural Club, College Activities Board, campus ministry. Major annual events: Oktoberfest/Parents' Day, International Night, Christmas Celebration. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 423 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: women-only housing available. Mahoney Library with 110,230 books, 88,581 microform titles, 852 serials, 853 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.9 million. 152 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:

Situated in northern New Jersey, two miles east of Morristown (population 16,839), the college is near enough to New York to enjoy the educational, cultural and social advantages of that city. All forms of commercial transportation are convenient.

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