College of the Siskiyous: Narrative Description

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800 College Ave.
Weed, CA 96094-2899
Tel: (530)938-4461; Admissions: (530)938-5374; Fax: (530)938-5227; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of California Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 260-acre rural campus. Educational spending 2002-03: $2631 per student. Total enrollment: 3,002. 389 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 18 states and territories, 6 other countries, 27% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 5% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 39% 25 or older, 10% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, 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.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $5514 full-time. Mandatory fees: $564 full-time. College room and board: $5506.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 71 open to all. Most popular organizations: Associated Student Body, Latino Student Union, Phi Theta Kappa, Black Student Union, American Indian Alliance. Major annual events: Cinco de Mayo, Transfer Schools and Career Day. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, controlled dormitory access. 135 college housing spaces available; 120 were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only housing available. College of the Siskiyous Library with 34,708 books, 19,646 microform titles, 148 serials, 9,433 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $379,177. 260 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Centrally located in Siskiyou County, just off Interstate 5, the historic lumber town of Weed lies nestled at the base of majestic 14,162-foot Mt. Shasta. At the midpoint between two major population centers - Medford, Oregon, to the north and Redding to the south - Weed is easily accessible by airline, train and bus services. The climate features four distinct seasons with an average snowfall of 24 inches. Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in the spectacular alpine environment of this rural northern California region, which provides for a wide variety of recreational activities including downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, hunting, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, wind surfing, and more.

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