Fisher College: Narrative Description

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118 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02116-1500
Tel: (617)236-8800
Free: 800-446-1226
Admissions: (617)236-8822
Fax: (617)236-8858
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Independent, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1903. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $12.9 million. Total enrollment: 556. 1,534 applied, 66% were admitted. Full-time: 556 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 14 states and territories, 21 other countries, 21% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 20% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 10% international, 47% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 17% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Emerson College.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $27,550 includes full-time tuition ($15,975), mandatory fees ($1600), and college room and board ($9975). Part-time tuition: $200 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, course load, and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Most popular organizations: Drama Club, student government, Student Activity Club, Inter-Cultural Club. Major annual events: Parents' Weekend, Fashion Show, All-College Outing. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Fisher College Library plus 1 other with 30,000 books, 160 serials, and an OPAC. 112 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Boston University.

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