Hobe Sound Bible College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 1065
Hobe Sound, FL 33475-1065
Tel: (561)546-5534
Free: 800-881-5534
Admissions: (772)546-5534
Fax: (561)545-1422
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hsbc.edu/


Independent nondenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 84-acre small town campus. Endowment: $433,096. Educational spending 2003-04: $2829 per student. Total enrollment: 146. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 31% from top quarter, 54% from top half. 1 valedictorian. Full-time: 102 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 44 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 8 other countries, 59% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 15% international, 19% 25 or older, 75% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, external degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, 3 recommendations, photograph, medical report. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/30. Preference given to applicants committed to Wesleyan-Armenian theological position.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $7200 includes full-time tuition ($3940), mandatory fees ($90), and college room and board ($3170). Part-time tuition: $155 per hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Major annual events: Leadership Conference, Welcome Week. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. College Library with 35,468 books, 11,745 microform titles, 119 serials, 2,646 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $32,112. 10 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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