Gloucester County College: Narrative Description

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1400 Tanyard Rd.
Sewell, NJ 08080
Tel: (856)468-5000; Admissions: (856)415-2209; Fax: (856)468-8498; Web Site:

Description: County-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 270-acre rural campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Total enrollment: 5,610. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 33:1. 2,219 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,950 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 2,660 students, 65% women, 35% men. 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 9% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing, respiratory therapy, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, auto technology programs. Options: electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: SAT I or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $10. Area resident tuition: $68 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $69 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $260 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $17.50 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Board, student government, Accounting Club, Student Nurses Club, student newspaper. Major annual events: St. Nicholas Day, Earth Day, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Gloucester County College Library with 55,710 books, 127,705 microform titles, 875 serials, 13,407 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 120 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Camden College of Arts and Sciences.

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