College of Saint Mary: Narrative Description

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1901 South 72nd St.
Omaha, NE 68124-2377
Tel: (402)399-2400
Free: 800-926-5534
Admissions: (402)399-2404
Fax: (402)399-2412
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Independent Roman Catholic, 4-year, women only. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1923. Setting: 25-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $8.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5742 per student. Total enrollment: 994. Faculty: 52 (all full-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 787 applied, 44% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 32% from top quarter, 72% from top half. Full-time: 669 students. Part-time: 300 students. Students come from 14 states and territories, 8 other countries, 11% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 53% 25 or older, 17% live on campus, 23% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/24.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $22,700 includes full-time tuition ($16,640), mandatory fees ($360), and college room and board ($5700). Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $480 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $12 per credit hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 16 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Campus Activities Board, Student Education Association of Nebraska, Student Occupational Therapy Club, Sigma Rho Lambda. Major annual events: Senate Casino Night, service-learning projects, Queen of Hearts Formal. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, external cameras at residence hall entrances. 250 college housing spaces available; 150 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: women-only housing available. College of Saint Mary Library with 81,268 books, 12,800 serials, 2,398 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $270,119. 153 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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