Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology: Narrative Description

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2401 Ridge Rd.
Berkeley, CA 94709-1295
Tel: (510)849-2030; Admissions: (510)883-2073; Web Site:

Description: Independent Roman Catholic, upper-level, specialized, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1932. Setting: urban campus with easy access to San Francisco. Endowment: $2 million. Research spending 2002-03: $37,000. Educational spending 2002-03: $9000 per student. Total enrollment: 123. Full-time: 11 students, 18% women, 82% men. Part-time: 4 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 5 other countries, 50% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 33% Hispanic, 0% black, 27% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 73% 25 or older, 17% live on campus, 20% transferred in. Retention: 75% of 2003 full-time entering class returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Independent study, double major, part-time degree program, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of California, Berkeley, Graduate Theological Union, Mills College, Holy Names College. Study abroad program.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Tuition: $9456 full-time, $394 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $50 full-time, $50 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program. College room only: $7081. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Social organizations: 1 open to all; 2% of men are members. Most popular organization: DSPT Associated Students. Major annual events: Christmas Party, Tri-School Liturgies, End of the Year Party. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. 12 college housing spaces available; 3 were occupied in 2002-03. Option: coed housing available. Flora Lamson Hewlett Library plus 1 other with 409,592 books, 279,143 microform titles, 1,466 serials, 21,735 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $125,614. 5 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus.

Community Environment: See University of California - Berkeley.

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