Hesser College: Narrative Description

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3 Sundial Ave.
Manchester, NH 03103-7245
Tel: (603)668-6660; 800-526-9231; Admissions: (603)668-6660; Web Site: http://www.hesser.edu/

Description: Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of Quest Education Corporation. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees (also offers a graduate law program with Massachusetts School of Law at Andover). Founded 1900. Setting: 1-acre urban campus with easy access to Boston. Total enrollment: 2,860. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 1,725 applied, 91% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 68% from top half. Full-time: 1,880 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 980 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 0.2% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 25% 25 or older, 50% live on campus. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT I. Required for some: essay, recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $10. Comprehensive fee: $17,490 includes full-time tuition ($10,290), mandatory fees ($1000), and college room and board ($6200). College room only: $3400. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition: $373 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $250 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run radio station. Social organizations: 7 open to all; local fraternities. Most popular organizations: student government, Ski Club, Amnesty International, yearbook, student ambassadors. Major annual events: Job Fair, Orientation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 500 college housing spaces available; 400 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Kenneth W. Galeucia Memorial Library with 38,000 books, 200 serials, 60 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Saint Anselm College.

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