Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary: Narrative Description

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1900 Northwest 4th St.
Ankeny, IA 50021-2152
Tel: (515)964-0601; 888-FAITH 4U; Admissions: (515)964-0601; Fax: (515)964-1638; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, specialized, coed, affiliated with General Association of Regular Baptist Churches. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1921. Setting: 52-acre small town campus. Endowment: $3 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $2871 per student. Total enrollment: 533. Faculty: 30 (17 full-time, 13 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 226 applied, 50% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 32% from top quarter, 63% from top half. 4 valedictorians. Full-time: 362 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 30 students, 40% women, 60% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 51% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 6% 25 or older, 81% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 74% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements: Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: 2 recommendations, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 5/1.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $14,424 includes full-time tuition ($10,042), mandatory fees ($376), and college room and board ($4006). College room only: $1866. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition: $365 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $188 per term.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Association, Student Missions Fellowship. Major annual events: Homecoming Week, Student Appreciation Night, Spring Banquet. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 432 college housing spaces available; 313 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Patten Hall with 63,123 books, 1,935 microform titles, 492 serials, 6,629 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $175,564. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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