Coppin State University: Narrative Description

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2500 West North Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21216-3698
Tel: (410)951-3000
Free: 800-635-3674
Admissions: (410)951-3600
Fax: (410)523-7238
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University System of Maryland. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1900. Setting: 33-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 4,003. Faculty: 202 (110 full-time, 92 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 2,270 applied, 47% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 60% from top half. Students come from 20 states and territories, 19 other countries, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 95% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 50% 25 or older, 10% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 6 members of the Cooperative Education Program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $3527 full-time, $151 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,048 full-time, $347 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1352 full-time, $22 per credit hour part-time, $150 per term part-time. College room and board: $6239. College room only: $3881.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 45 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: International Students Association, class government, Nursing Students' Association, Coppin Models Fashion Club, Student Honors Association. Major annual events: homecoming, athletic events. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Option: coed housing available. Parlett L. Moore Library with 134,983 books, 665 serials, and an OPAC. 130 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Baltimore.

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