Johnson State College: Narrative Description
JOHNSON STATE COLLEGE D-6
337 College Hill
Johnson, VT 05656-9405
Tel: (802)635-2356; 800-635-2356; Admissions: (802)635-1219; Fax: (802)635-1230; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.johnsonstatecollege.edu/
Description: State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Vermont State Colleges System. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1828. Setting: 350-acre rural campus with easy access to Montreal. Endowment: $581,961. Total enrollment: 1,759. Faculty: 203 (55 full-time, 148 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,076 applied, 87% were admitted. 1% from top 10% of their high school class, 11% from top quarter, 41% from top half. Full-time: 1,111 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 421 students, 75% women, 25% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 4 other countries, 27% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 33% 25 or older, 57% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 63% of 2003 Full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; business/marketing; psychology; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Vermont State Colleges System, National Student Exchange. ROTC: Army (c).
Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT I and SAT II or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.
Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $5646 Full-time, $237 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,200 full-time, $511 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $230 full-time, $40 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $6013. College room only: $3517. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.
Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: SERVE (Break Away, Habitat for Humanity), Outing Club, snowboarding, Earth Action Club, Gay-Straight Alliance. Major annual events: Fall Fest, major concerts, May Day/Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 516 college housing spaces available; 425 were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Library and Learning Center with 100,053 books, 180,158 microform titles, 522 serials, 7,200 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 131 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: The 350-acre hilltop campus of Johnson State is home for more than 1,500 students. Its location, in the heart of the Green Mountains, places it just minutes away from some of the East's finest skiing and snowboarding at Stowe and Smuggler's Notch. Students have access to our on-campus snowboard park. Its modern facilities include one of the finest performing arts centers in northern New England.