Glenville State College: Narrative Description

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200 High St.
Glenville, WV 26351-1200
Tel: (304)462-7361
Admissions: (304)462-4128
Fax: (304)462-8619
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State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1872. Setting: 331-acre rural campus. Endowment: $5 million. Research spending 2003-04: $5241. Educational spending 2003-04: $7895 per student. Total enrollment: 1,319. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 1,154 applied, 100% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 27% from top quarter, 66% from top half. Full-time: 1,142 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 177 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 4 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 18% 25 or older, 33% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, completion of college-preparatory program, SAT or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3276 full-time, $137 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7854 full-time, $327 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $5060. College room only: $2500. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band. Social organizations: 25 open to all; national fraternities, local fraternities, local sororities; 2% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Percussion Ensemble, Band, Choir, Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Major annual events: homecoming, GSC Week, Convocation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 596 college housing spaces available; 430 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Robert F. Kidd Library with 125,240 books, 605,783 microform titles, 11,676 serials, 2,677 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $361,793. 232 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:

Glenville is located in the approximate geographical center of the state. Interstate 79 passes within 15 miles of the campus. Glenville has 5 churches, a modern clinic, motel, and several civic and fraternal organizations. Within the area there are facilities for hunting, fishing, golf, baseball, softball. A state park is located 6 miles away. Job opportunities are available. An annual West Virginia Folk Festival is held each year in June.

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