Huntington College: Narrative Description

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2303 College Ave.
Huntington, IN 46750-1299
Tel: (260)356-6000; 800-642-6493; Admissions: (260)356-6000; Fax: (260)356-9448; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Church of the United Brethren in Christ. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1897. Setting: 200-acre small town campus with easy access to Fort Wayne. Endowment: $14.8 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $5565 per student. Total enrollment: 976. Faculty: 97 (55 full-time, 42 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 620 applied, 92% were admitted. 27% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 78% from top half. 3 National Merit Scholars, 13 class presidents, 23 valedictorians, 31 student government officers. Full-time: 848 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 75 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 15 other countries, 40% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 3% 25 or older, 68% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 77% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Saint Francis College (IN). Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.3 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $23,590 includes full-time tuition ($17,280), mandatory fees ($420), and college room and board ($5890). Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $500 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: Joe Mertz Volunteer Center, Student Senate, Ministry groups, student publications, Chapel Worship Team. Major annual events: Huntington College Olympiad, Parents' Weekend/Homecoming, Powderpuff Football. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, night patrols by trained security personnel. 683 college housing spaces available; 594 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: menonly, women-only housing available. RichLyn Library with 91,709 books, 2,221 microform titles, 553 serials, 4,323 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $424,316. 190 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: Huntington (population 18,217) is located 24 miles southwest of Fort Wayne and is 90 miles north of Indianapolis. It is in a grain and industrial region. City facilities include museums, library, many churches, YMCA, hospital and numerous civic organizations. The retail and industrial organizations and citizens of the community appreciate the importance of the college students in the overall well being of the community. Salamonie Reservoir, six miles southwest has facilities for camping, picnicking, fishing, and boating.

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