Heidelberg College: Narrative Description

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310 East Market St.
Tiffin, OH 44883-2462
Tel: (419)448-2000
Free: 800-434-3352
Admissions: (419)448-2330
Fax: (419)448-2334
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.heidelberg.edu/


Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with United Church of Christ. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1850. Setting: 110-acre small town campus. Endowment: $35.5 million. Research spending 2003-04: $1.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $7406 per student. Total enrollment: 1,398. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,525 applied, 93% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 36% from top quarter, 73% from top half. Full-time: 1,144 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 45 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 10 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 10% 25 or older, 87% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at members of the East Central College Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.3 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 2 recommendations, interview. Required for some: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: continuous until 8/31.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $21,610 includes full-time tuition ($14,575), mandatory fees ($325), and college room and board ($6710). College room only: $3080. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 20% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Alpha Phi Omega, BERG Events Council, Student Senate, Campus Fellowship, Black Student Union/World Student Union. Major annual events: Activities Fair, Greek Sing, Late Night Breakfast. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 850 college housing spaces available; 87 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Beeghly Library plus 1 other with 268,702 books, 260,839 microform titles, 513 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $69,477. 125 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 110-acre campus is located in Tiffin, Ohio, at the intersection of U.S. route 224 and Ohio Route 53, 50 miles southeast of Toledo and 92 miles west of Cleveland. Amtrack stops in Sandusky, Toledo, Lima and Crestline. Churches, civic, service and social service agencies, and private enterprises offer many opportunities for volunteer and class-related experiences. Places of worship are available on campus and in the immediate community for Protestants and Catholics, and within 23 miles for Jewish students.

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