Grace College: Narrative Description

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200 Seminary Dr.
Winona Lake, IN 46590-1294
Tel: (574)372-5100
Free: 800-54 GRACE
Fax: (574)372-5139
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Administratively affiliated with Grace Theological Seminary. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1948. Setting: 160-acre small town campus. Endowment: $4.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2318 per student. Total enrollment: 1,258. Faculty: 117 (44 full-time, 73 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 581 applied, 72% were admitted. 28% from top 10% of their high school class, 48% from top quarter, 74% from top half. Full-time: 962 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 151 students, 42% women, 58% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 5 other countries, 34% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 9% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 25% 25 or older, 36% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.3 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, personal statement of faith, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $21,180 includes full-time tuition ($14,630), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($6150). College room only: $3070. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $275 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $280 per year. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Grace Ministries in Action, Student Activities Board, Funfest, women's ministries, Breakout. Major annual events: homecoming, Heart of the Holidays, Halloween Fun Fest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, evening patrols by trained security personnel. 716 college housing spaces available; 400 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Morgan Library with 142,865 books, 22,995 microform titles, 12,500 serials, 3,583 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $379,811. 62 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:

One of the outstanding Christian summer resorts in America, Winona Lake, population 4,000, is situated two miles from Warsaw, Indiana, on the main line of Amtrack Railroad. This is a resort area for the entire family.

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