Erie Business Center, Main: Narrative Description

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246 West Ninth St.
Erie, PA 16501-1392
Tel: (814)456-7504
Free: 800-352-3743
Fax: (814)456-4882
E-mail: [email protected]
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Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1884. Setting: 1-acre urban campus with easy access to Cleveland and Buffalo. Total enrollment: 480. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 1% from top 10% of their high school class, 10% from top quarter, 30% from top half. Full-time: 289 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 191 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 36% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 38% 25 or older, 1% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $9000 full-time. Mandatory fees: $800 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Most popular organizations: Student Ambassadors, Spring trip, Fall Festival, Holiday Dinner Dance, Flag football. Major annual events: pre-registration activities, Orientation, Christmas Dinner Dance. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, security guard. 20 college housing spaces available; 19 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. EBC Blackmer Library with 3,035 books, 84 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $5000. 114 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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