John Wesley College: Narrative Description

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2314 North Centennial St.
High Point, NC 27265-3197
Tel: (336)889-2262
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Independent interdenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1932. Setting: 24-acre urban campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $1500 per student. Total enrollment: 171. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 15 applied, 73% were admitted. Full-time: 120 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 51 students, 41% women, 59% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 25% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 71% 25 or older, 14% live on campus, 61% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at High Point University.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations, interview. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Placement: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, SAT II: Writing Test recommended. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/10.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Tuition: $7810 full-time, $360 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $410 full-time, $205 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room only: $1990. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Major annual events: Thanksgiving Banquet, Christmas Banquet, Valentine's Banquet. 48 college housing spaces available; 23 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Temple Library with 43,305 books, 95 microform titles, 146 serials, 2,886 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $75,546. 7 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See High Point University.

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