Eastern Nazarene College: Narrative Description

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23 East Elm Ave.
Quincy, MA 02170-2999
Tel: (617)745-3000
Free: 800-88-ENC88
Admissions: (617)745-3732
Fax: (617)745-3907
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.enc.edu/


Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Church of the Nazarene. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1918. Setting: 15-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4532 per student. Total enrollment: 1,212. 552 applied, 62% were admitted. 17 class presidents, 10 valedictorians, 25 student government officers. Full-time: 1,043 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 26 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 32 states and territories, 18 other countries, 57% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 10% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 50% 25 or older, 82% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/communication technologies; psychology. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities, Boston University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, Boston College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.3 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,354 includes full-time tuition ($16,854), mandatory fees ($580), and college room and board ($5920). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, gender, and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $715 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $290 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 26 open to all. Most popular organizations: AMS Associated Men Students, AWS Associated Women Students, gospel choir, ACTS Actors Christians Teachers Singers, Kid's Club. Major annual events: Festival of Life, Homecoming, Heritage Day/Alumni Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Nease Library with 117,540 books, 57,030 microform titles, 466 serials, 1,290 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $473,409. 98 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:

See Quincy College.

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