The College of St. Scholastica: Narrative Description

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1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN 55811-4199
Tel: (218)723-6000
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Roman Catholic Church. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1912. Setting: 186-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $19.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $7139 per student. Total enrollment: 3,012. Faculty: 222 (136 full-time, 86 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,338 applied, 89% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 45% from top quarter, 75% from top half. 8 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,185 students, 71% women, 29% men. Part-time: 256 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 19 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 28% 25 or older, 44% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, 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, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Wisconsin-Superior, University of Minnesota, Duluth. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, recommendations, interview. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $26,676 includes full-time tuition ($20,630), mandatory fees ($130), and college room and board ($5916). College room only: $3356. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $646 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time and course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 45 open to all. Most popular organizations: Campus Activity Board (CAB), Inter-Varsity, SOTA, SHIMA, Social Work Club. Major annual events: Mayfest, Fallfest, Welcome Back Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, student door monitor at night. College housing designed to accommodate 742 students; 804 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. College of St. Scholastica Library with 127,328 books, 1,818 microform titles, 4,488 serials, 13,435 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $699,488. 129 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.

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