Curry College: Narrative Description

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1071 Blue Hill Ave.
Milton, MA 02186-9984
Tel: (617)333-0500
Free: 800-669-0686
Admissions: (617)333-2210
Fax: (617)333-6860
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1879. Setting: 131-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $3.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $7476 per student. Total enrollment: 2,877. Faculty: 350 (97 full-time, 253 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 2,454 applied, 74% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 27% from top quarter, 61% from top half. Full-time: 1,873 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 822 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 15 other countries, 30% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 4% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: protective services/public administration; business/marketing; health professions and related 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, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation. Recommended: interview. Required for some: interview, SAT or ACT, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised for PAL candidates. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 4/1, 12/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $29,850 includes full-time tuition ($20,860), mandatory fees ($810), and college room and board ($8180). College room only: $4620. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $695 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 22 open to all. Most popular organizations: student radio station, student government, Community Campus Activities Board, student newspaper, Drama Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Midnight Madness, Spring Fest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,285 college housing spaces available; 1,235 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Levin Library plus 1 other with 90,000 books, 24,000 microform titles, 675 serials, 1,050 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $850,915. 120 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:

Suburban location about seven miles south of Boston near the Neponset River in the town of Milton. All forms of transportation easily accessible. Shuttle bus to Boston, rapid transit. Blue Hills Reservation, a summer and winter sports center with golf course, ice rink, ski slopes, is located nearby. Job opportunities, community services, and cultural advantages will be found in neighboring Boston, as well as on campus.

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