Darton College: Narrative Description

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2400 Gillionville Rd.
Albany, GA 31707-3098
Tel: (229)430-6740; Admissions: (229)430-6740; Fax: (229)430-2926; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.darton.edu/

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of University System of Georgia. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 185-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 3,811. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 1,238 applied, 81% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 15% from top quarter, 40% from top half. Full-time: 1,767 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 2,044 students, 75% women, 25% men. Students come from 6 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 42% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 38% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Retention: 72% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 1.8 high school GPA, proof of immunization. Required for some: SAT I or ACT, SAT II: Subject Tests. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/20. Notification: continuous until 7/27.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $1398 full-time, $59 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5592 full-time, $236 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $264 full-time, $132 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 17 open to all. Most popular organizations: Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Darton Ambassadors, Alpha Beta Gamma, Darton Association of Nursing Students (DANS), Delta Psi Omega. Major annual events: Beach Day, Speakers Series, Fairly Renaissance. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Weatherbee Learning Resources Center with 67,507 books, an OPAC, and a Web page.

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