Erie Community College, South Campus: Narrative Description

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4041 Southwestern Blvd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127-2199
Tel: (716)851-1003
Admissions: (716)851-1588
Fax: (716)648-9953
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1974. Setting: 20-acre suburban campus with easy access to Buffalo. Educational spending 2003-04: $3578 per student. Total enrollment: 3,793. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 4,778 applied, 84% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 74% from top half. Full-time: 2,456 students, 43% women, 57% men. Part-time: 1,337 students, 46% women, 54% men. Students come from 19 states and territories, 4 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 20% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4 plus summer sessions. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for computer technology program or dental laboratory technology. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: interview. Placement: ACT ASSET required; SAT, SAT Subject Tests recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $2900 full-time, $121 per credit hour part-time. State resident tuition: $5800 full-time, $242 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5800 full-time, $242 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $300 full-time, $5 per credit hour part-time, $30 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: Habitat for Humanity, Honors Society, Phi Theta Kappa, Photo Club, Recreation Leadership Club. Major annual events: Christmas Party, Paczki Day, Halloween Party. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. 57,029 books, 16,366 microform titles, 286 serials, 5,401 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.9 million. 434 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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