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Georgetown College: Narrative Description


400 East College St.
Georgetown, KY 40324-1696
Tel: (502)863-8000; 800-788-9985; Admissions: (502)863-8009; Fax: (502)868-8891; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Baptist Church. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1829. Setting: 110-acre suburban campus with easy access to Cincinnati. Endowment: $28.3 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $5400 per student. Total enrollment: 1,708. Faculty: 144 (93 full-time, 51 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,065 applied, 80% were admitted. 39% from top 10% of their high school class, 64% from top quarter, 86% from top half. 36 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,243 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 78 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 12 other countries, 18% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Hispanic, 4% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 2% 25 or older, 86% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 71% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; visual/performing arts; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Central University of Iowa. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: ACT. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $21,560 includes full-time tuition ($15,690), mandatory fees ($680), and college room and board ($5190). College room only: $2500. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $620 per hour.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 97 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities; 28% of eligible men and 40% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Campus Ministries, Association of Georgetown Students, Harper-Gatton Leadership Center, President's Ambassadors, Phi Beta Lambda. Major annual events: Hanging of the Green, Homecoming/Festival of Song, Belle of the Blue. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,238 college housing spaces available; 1,133 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Anna Ashcraft Ensor Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 152,531 books, 177,421 microform titles, 733 serials, 4,064 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $677,879. 175 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: This town was the site of McClelland's Fort, a log stockade that was completed about 1776. Today the city is a residential and educational community located 12 miles north of Lexington and 75 miles east of Louisville, and can be reached by several major highways. Recently identified as one of Kentucky's two"safest cities," Georgetown is also the site of the Toyota Corporation's manufacturing plant. The Kentucky State Horse Park is only 5 miles south of the campus.

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