Huntingdon College: Narrative Description

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1500 East Fairview Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36106-2148
Tel: (334)833-4222
Free: 800-763-0313
Admissions: (334)833-4497
Fax: (334)833-4347
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent United Methodist, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1854. Setting: 71-acre suburban campus with easy access to Birmingham. Endowment: $32.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $7926 per student. Total enrollment: 731. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 876 applied, 63% were admitted. 24% from top 10% of their high school class, 52% from top quarter, 76% from top half. 19 class presidents, 6 valedictorians, 148 student government officers. Full-time: 669 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 62 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 19 states and territories, 20% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 12% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 7% 25 or older, 72% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; parks and recreation; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Auburn University Montgomery, Faulkner University, Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.25 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 3 recommendations. Required for some: essay, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $22,050 includes full-time tuition ($15,250), mandatory fees ($700), and college room and board ($6100). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, reciprocity agreements, and student level. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 50 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 23% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Circle K, SGA, Civitan, International Student Association, BACCHUS. Major annual events: homecoming, Miss Huntingdon, Stallworth Lecture Series. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, electronic video surveillance. 488 college housing spaces available; 435 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Option: coed housing available. Houghton Memorial Library with 97,436 books, 50,214 microform titles, 443 serials, 1,811 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $575,093. 75 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:

Huntingdon's location in Montgomery gives students easy access to Gulf beaches (3 hours south), mountains (2 hours north), and major metropolitan areas (Birmingham, 90 miles; Atlanta, 180 miles; New Orleans 300 miles). Montgomery, Alabama's capital city, is an historic area rich in tradition and culture.

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