Edgewood College: Narrative Description

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1000 Edgewood College Dr.
Madison, WI 53711-1997
Tel: (608)663-4861
Free: 800-444-4861
Admissions: (608)663-2254
Fax: (608)663-3291
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.edgewood.edu/


Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1927. Setting: 55-acre urban campus. Endowment: $8.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4545 per student. Total enrollment: 2,454. Faculty: 259 (100 full-time, 159 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 965 applied, 79% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 75% from top half. Full-time: 1,474 students, 73% women, 27% men. Part-time: 486 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 22 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 24% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Off campus study at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $21,741 includes full-time tuition ($16,050) and college room and board ($5691). College room only: $2753. Full-time tuition varies according to program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility and location. Part-time tuition: $494 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 24 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Programming Board, Resident Life Association, Chalk Talk, Student Nurses Association. Major annual events: Mazzachelli Fest, Family Day, Spring Fest. 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. 354 college housing spaces available; 340 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Oscar Rennebohm Library with 90,253 books, 96,072 microform titles, 447 serials, 4,359 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $511,124. 140 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Wisconsin Madison.

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