Flagler College: Narrative Description

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74 King St.
PO Box 1027
St. Augustine, FL 32085-1027
Tel: (904)829-6481
Free: 800-304-4208
Fax: (904)826-0094
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.flagler.edu/


Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 36-acre small town campus with easy access to Jacksonville. Endowment: $34.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3211 per student. Total enrollment: 2,106. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 2,313 applied, 30% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 61% from top quarter, 99% from top half. Full-time: 2,045 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 61 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 43 other countries, 32% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 1% 25 or older, 36% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, internships. Off campus study at Northeast Florida Consortium for the Hearing Impaired, University of North Florida, Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, Fashion Institute of Technology. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.85 high school GPA, interview, rank in upper 50% of high school class. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 12/1 for early decision plan 1, 1/15 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 3/30, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/1 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $13,790 includes full-time tuition ($8600) and college room and board ($5190). College room only: $2130. Part-time tuition: $295 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 26 open to all. Most popular organizations: Inter-Varsity, Student Government, Society for the Advancement of Management, Students in Free Enterprise, Deaf Awareness Club. Major annual events: Spirit Week, Special Olympics, Flagler Forums. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 670 students; 713 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Proctor Library with 130,201 books, 69,158 microform titles, 549 serials, 3,884 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $442,265. 210 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city, has a very mild climate; average high temperature is 79.9 degrees and the average low is 58.3 degrees. The city is located approximately 40 miles south of Jacksonville, near the Atlantic coast. St. Augustine is undergoing a restoration program to extend over a twenty-year period that will return the entire area to an authentic likeness of its colonial days. The leading industries are tourist trade, airplane rebuilding, aluminum extrusion, boatbuilding, food processing, and shrimp fishing. Recreation facilities include championship golf courses, beaches, tennis courts, and the ocean for deep sea fishing. The Matanzas River affords miles of protected waters for boating and fishing. The city has churches of all denominations, numerous hotels and motels, 2 hospitals, and a library. All major civic and fraternal organizations are represented. Sightseeing tours are available by trains and horse-drawn carriages. There are many points of interest, some of which are the Cathedral of St. Augustine, Lightner Museum, Marineland, Alligator Farm, Casa Del Hidalgo, the World Golf Village, Fountain of Youth, Mission of Nombre De Dios, Oldest Schoolhouse, the Zimenes House, Memorial Presbyterian Church, and the Castillo de San Marcos.

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