Concordia University, St. Paul: Narrative Description

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275 Syndicate St. North
St. Paul, MN 55104-5494
Tel: (651)641-8278
Free: 800-333-4705
Admissions: (651)641-8230
Fax: (651)659-0207
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Part of Concordia University System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1893. Setting: 37-acre urban campus. Endowment: $15.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5700 per student. Total enrollment: 2,217. Faculty: 383 (83 full-time, 300 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 713 applied, 63% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 31% from top quarter, 65% from top half. Full-time: 1,598 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 237 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 43 states and territories, 6 other countries, 21% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 6% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 53% 25 or older, 23% live on campus, 16% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus, University of St. Thomas, Oak Hill College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations, ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: essay. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $27,776 includes full-time tuition ($21,312) and college room and board ($6464). Full-time tuition varies according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 40 open to all. Most popular organizations: church vocations, Minority Students' Club, ministry, Community Based Outreach. Major annual events: Homecoming, Festival of Beginnings, winter formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 486 college housing spaces available; 402 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Library Technology Center with 134,200 books, 13,549 microform titles, 6,920 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $550,547. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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