Daniel Webster College: Narrative Description

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20 University Dr.
Nashua, NH 03063-1300
Tel: (603)577-6000
Free: 800-325-6876
Admissions: (603)577-6604
Fax: (603)577-6001
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.dwc.edu/


Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 50-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $1.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $7065 per student. Total enrollment: 1,109. 642 applied, 79% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 23% from top quarter, 51% from top half. Full-time: 823 students, 25% women, 75% men. Part-time: 227 students, 33% women, 67% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 17 other countries, 46% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 10% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 56% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at members of the New Hampshire College and University Council. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 1 recommendation, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $29,800 includes full-time tuition ($20,880), mandatory fees ($750), and college room and board ($8170). College room only: $4110. Part-time tuition: $775 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 17 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Board, Theatre Guild, Ice Hockey Club, student government, jazz band. Major annual events: Parents' Weekend-Casino Night, Commencement, Ski Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 500 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Ann Bridge Baddour Library and Learning Center with 34,195 books, 60,064 microform titles, 440 serials, 1,439 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $460,000. 137 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 Rivier College.

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