Doane College: Narrative Description

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1014 Boswell Ave.
Crete, NE 68333-2430
Tel: (402)826-2161
Free: 800-333-6263
Admissions: (402)826-8222
Fax: (402)826-8600
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with United Church of Christ. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees (non-traditional undergraduate programs and graduate programs offered at Lincoln campus). Founded 1872. Setting: 300-acre small town campus with easy access to Omaha. Endowment: $65.5 million. Total enrollment: 2,429. Faculty: 127 (72 full-time, 55 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,144 applied, 80% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 80% from top half. Full-time: 1,408 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 247 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 2 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 1% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Association of Nebraska Interterm Colleges. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. Comprehensive fee: $20,690 includes full-time tuition ($15,620), mandatory fees ($350), and college room and board ($4720). College room only: $1800. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $521 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $120 per year. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 40% of eligible men and 40% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Council, Hansen Leadership Program, band/choir, Doane Ambassadors. Major annual events: Homecoming, Big Event, Stop Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, evening patrols by trained security personnel. 900 college housing spaces available; 96 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Perkins Library plus 1 other with 299,471 books, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $533,750. 240 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:

Crete, a community of 5,000 persons, is located 25 miles southwest of Lincoln. The community includes nine churches of different denominations, a hospital, library, and numerous civic, fraternal and veterans' organizations. Recreation includes bowling, fishing, hunting, golf, and numerous other activities.

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