Emmaus Bible College: Narrative Description

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2570 Asbury Rd.
Dubuque, IA 52001-3097
Tel: (319)588-8000
Free: 800-397-2425
Admissions: (563)588-8000
Fax: (319)588-1216
Web Site: http://www.emmaus.edu/


Independent nondenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1941. Setting: 22-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1.2 million. Total enrollment: 296. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 83 applied, 86% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 13% from top quarter, 26% from top half. Full-time: 270 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 26 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 9 other countries, 72% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 14% 25 or older, 79% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 6/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $11,392 includes full-time tuition ($7330), mandatory fees ($482), and college room and board ($3580). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition: $326 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Major annual events: Winterfest, Christmas Banquet, Spring Banquet. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, controlled dormitory access. 400 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. The Emmaus Bible College Library plus 1 other with 86,000 books, 259 microform titles, 330 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $133,422. 60 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:

Emmaus Bible College is located in Dubuque, Iowa, a Mississippi River City, of 60,000 people. It serves as the metropolitan center of 300,000 residents in the tri-state trading area. It is a city of traditional values and loyalties reflecting the past with a progressive spirit toward the future. Dubuque provides many wholesome activities for the Emmaus student. The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra performs regularly at the Five Flags Center. The Spirit of Dubuque, a paddlewheeler, plies the Mississippi and provides dining en route. Fall brings out the beauty of the variety of trees and foliage along the river and its tributaries. Dubuque is also a center for education, boasting three colleges in addition to Emmaus, as well as two seminaries. This healthy environment is a suitable setting for the Emmaus education and for the community outreach of Christian service and evangelism.

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