Davenport University: Narrative Description

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415 East Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Tel: (616)451-3511; 800-724-7708; Fax: (616)732-1142; Web Site: http://www.davenport.edu/

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed. Part of Davenport University. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and postmaster's certificates. Founded 1866. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,868. Faculty: 104 (26 full-time, 78 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. 452 applied, 65% were admitted. Full-time: 649 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 1,102 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 0.5% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 11% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 61% 25 or older, 10% live on campus. Retention: 51% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: essay, interview. Placement: ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadlines: Rolling, 9/15 for nonresidents. Notification: continuous, continuous for nonresidents.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $10,170 full-time, $339 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $100 full-time. College room only: $3400.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 50 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2001-02. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Sneden Library plus 1 other with 40,810 books, 1,500 serials, and an OPAC. 122 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.

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