Deep Springs College: Narrative Description

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HC 72, Box 45001
Dyer, NV 89010-9803
Tel: (760)872-2000
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, 2-year, men only. Awards transfer associate degrees. Founded 1917. Setting: 3,000-acre rural campus. The college is physically located on Highway 168 in Deep Springs, CA, just across the Nevada state line (see California state map). Endowment: $11.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $40,000 per student. Total enrollment: 25. 147 applied, 10% were admitted. 82% from top 10% of their high school class, 100% from top quarter. 1 class president, 1 valedictorian, 1 student government officer. Full-time: 25 students. Students come from 14 states and territories, 3 other countries, 89% from out-of-state, 0% 25 or older, 100% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 87% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Calendar: 6 seven-week terms. Accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, interview, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadline: 11/15. Notification: 4/15.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Most popular organizations: Student Self-Government, Labor Program, Applications Committee, Review Committee, Curriculum Committee. Major annual events: Potato Harvest, Cattle Round-up, Thanksgiving Football Game. Student services: legal services, personal-psychological counseling. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: men-only housing available. Mossner Library of Deep Springs with 20,000 books, 60 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $16,500. 6 computers available on campus for general student use.

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