The Criswell College: Narrative Description

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4010 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246-1537
Tel: (214)821-5433; 800-899-0012; Admissions: (214)818-1305; Fax: (214)818-1310; E-mail: wdblai[email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, specialized, coed, affiliated with Southern Baptist Convention. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1970. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Endowment: $6 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $2054 per student. Total enrollment: 451. Students come from 34 states and territories, 31% from out-of-state. Retention: 87% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements: Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, church recommendation, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Tuition: $4440 full-time, $185 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $310 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: International Student Ministry, Women's Fellowship, Mission Awareness Fellowship, The Torchbearer, Student Life Cabinet. Major annual events: Spiritual Awakening Week, World Missions Conference, Criswell Theological Lectures. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Wallace Library with 95,000 books and 500 serials. Operations spending 2002-03: $196,000. 25 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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