John Carroll University: Narrative Description

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20700 North Park Blvd.
University Heights, OH 44118-4581
Tel: (216)397-1886
Admissions: (216)397-4294
Fax: (216)397-3098
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic (Jesuit), comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1886. Setting: 60-acre suburban campus with easy access to Cleveland. Endowment: $122.4 million. Research spending 2003-04: $4.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5696 per student. Total enrollment: 4,101. Faculty: 409 (240 full-time, 169 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 2,761 applied, 89% were admitted. 27% from top 10% of their high school class, 54% from top quarter, 85% from top half. 5 National Merit Scholars, 12 valedictorians. Full-time: 3,184 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 166 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 27% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 4% 25 or older, 57% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; communications/communication technologies. 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, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Northeast Ohio Commission on Higher Education. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 2/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $31,156 includes full-time tuition ($23,380), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($7526). Part-time tuition: $708 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 87 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 13% of eligible men and 18% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Volunteer Service Organization, Student Union, Carroll News, band, University Concert Choir. Major annual events: homecoming, Parents' Weekend, Christmas Carroll Evening. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,900 college housing spaces available; 1,805 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Grasselli Library with 620,000 books, 692,005 microform titles, 2,198 serials, 5,820 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.7 million. 210 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.

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