Hannibal-LaGrange College: Narrative Description

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2800 Palmyra Rd.
Hannibal, MO 63401-1999
Tel: (573)221-3675
Free: 800-HLG-1119
Admissions: (573)221-3113
Fax: (573)221-6594
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hlg.edu/


Independent Southern Baptist, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1858. Setting: 110-acre small town campus. Endowment: $3.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5263 per student. Total enrollment: 1,067. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 363 applied, 96% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 59% from top half. Full-time: 751 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 316 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 8 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 15% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. 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. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. One-time mandatory fee: $100. Comprehensive fee: $14,926 includes full-time tuition ($10,536), mandatory fees ($340), and college room and board ($4050). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $350 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $85 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 27 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Lambda, Student Government, Student Teachers Organization, Phi Beta Delta, Association of Women Students. Major annual events: homecoming, Booster Banquet, Parents' Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 481 college housing spaces available; 447 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. L. A. Foster Library with 71,680 books, 20,692 microform titles, 516 serials, 6,605 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $354,247. 76 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:

The boyhood home of Mark Twain, Hannibal (population 18,698), is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River, 120 miles north of St. Louis. Buses and trains are the principal forms of transportation as well as a municipal airport that serves the area. A public library, YMCA, churches, a music association, and numerous civic and service organizations are a part of the community. Some recreational activities include swimming, bowling, and fishing.

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