Faulkner University: Narrative Description

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5345 Atlanta Hwy.
Montgomery, AL 36109-3398
Tel: (334)386-7324
Free: 800-879-9816
Admissions: (334)386-7200
Fax: (334)386-7268
Web Site: http://www.faulkner.edu/


Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Church of Christ. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1942. Setting: 75-acre urban campus. Endowment: $14 million. Total enrollment: 2,583. Faculty: 138 (88 full-time, 50 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 574 applied, 60% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 28% from top quarter, 58% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 5 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,598 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 627 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 3 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 44% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 55% 25 or older, 59% live on campus, 75% transferred in. Retention: 55% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Huntingdon College, Auburn University Montgomery, Troy State University Montgomery. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $10. Comprehensive fee: $15,625 includes full-time tuition ($10,400), mandatory fees ($25), and college room and board ($5200). College room only: $2500. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $365 per semester hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 14 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities, social clubs; 50% of eligible men and 50% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: social clubs, student government, Senators, Christians In Action, a cappella chorus. Major annual events: Homecoming, Jamboree, College Bound. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. 416 college housing spaces available; 351 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Gus Nichols Library plus 1 other with 143,906 books, 166,390 microform titles, 3,233 serials, 87,120 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.1 million. 185 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:

See Alabama State University.

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