Colorado Christian University: Narrative Description

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8787 West Alameda
Lakewood, CO 80226
Tel: (303)202-0100
Free: 800-44-FAITH
Fax: (303)238-2191
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Independent interdenominational, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1914. Setting: 26-acre suburban campus with easy access to Denver. Endowment: $8.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6202 per student. Total enrollment: 1,583. Faculty: 334 (40 full-time, 294 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 920 applied, 76% were admitted. 24% from top 10% of their high school class, 53% from top quarter, 80% from top half. Full-time: 1,135 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 327 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 45 states and territories, 9 other countries, 41% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 65% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 58% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; psychology. 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, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Colorado Institute of Art, Metropolitan State College, University of Colorado at Denver, Red Rocks Community College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: minimum 2.8 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: 11/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $22,560 includes full-time tuition ($15,950), mandatory fees ($110), and college room and board ($6500). College room only: $3750. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level, location, and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $670 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to degree level, location, and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 26 open to all. Most popular organizations: FAT Boys (inner city ministry to homeless), SALT (Snowboarding as a Living Testimony), Freedom, In His Service Honor Society, Trash Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, O'Malley's Alley, Spring School Retreat. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols. 722 college housing spaces available; 570 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Clifton Fowler Library plus 1 other with 71,565 books, 300,000 microform titles, 1,192 serials, 4,200 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $390,375. 141 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:

See University of Denver.

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