Goddard College: Narrative Description

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123 Pitkin Rd.
Plainfield, VT 05667-9432
Tel: (802)454-8311
Free: 800-906-8312
Fax: (802)454-1029
Web Site: http://www.goddard.edu/


Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1938. Setting: 250-acre rural campus. Endowment: $932,377. Research spending 2003-04: $120,000. Educational spending 2003-04: $4794 per student. Total enrollment: 571. Faculty: 74 (2 full-time, 72 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 11 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 174 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 1 other country, 82% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 5% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 68% 25 or older, 25% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: interdisciplinary studies; health professions and related sciences; education. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Council of Independent Colleges.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, interview. Recommended: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Tuition: $9080 full-time. Mandatory fees: $766 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Major annual events: senior presentations, Work Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, patrols by trained security personnel 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. College housing not available. Eliot Pratt Center with 70,000 books, 17 serials, 300 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $206,452. 27 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:

Located in the Upper Valley of Winooski River, this rural setting has the typical beauty of northern New England surrounded by the lower ranges of the Green Mountains. Winters are cold with heavy snow for good skiing. Opportunities are few for part-time employment.

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