Great Lakes Christian College: Narrative Description

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6211 West Willow Hwy.
Lansing, MI 48917-1299
Tel: (517)321-0242
Free: 800-YES-GLCC
Fax: (517)321-5902
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Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 50-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 207. Students come from 8 states and territories, 3 other countries, 1% Hispanic, 6% black, 2% international, 36% 25 or older, 68% live on campus. Retention: 99% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Cornerstone College, Davenport College of Business.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.25 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $14,864 includes full-time tuition ($8064), mandatory fees ($1800), and college room and board ($5000). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program, reciprocity agreements, and student level. Part-time tuition: $252 per hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: evening security patrols. 139 college housing spaces available; 123 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Louis M. Detro Memorial Library with 34,000 books and 213 serials. 10 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Lansing Community College.

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