Kansas Wesleyan University: Narrative Description

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100 East Claflin Ave.
Salina, KS 67401-6196
Tel: (785)827-5541; 800-874-1154; Admissions: (785)829-5541; Fax: (785)827-0927; Web Site: http://www.kwu.edu/

Description: Independent United Methodist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1886. Setting: 28-acre urban campus. Endowment: $13.5 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $3911 per student. Total enrollment: 805. Faculty: 59 (42 full-time, 17 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 1,097 applied, 53% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 38% from top quarter, 71% from top half. Full-time: 597 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 171 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 4 other countries, 39% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 6% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 26% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 17% transferred in. Retention: 74% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: 2 semesters with a summer term. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Associated Colleges of Central Kansas. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, minimum ACT composite score of 18, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: SAT I, ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $20,400 includes full-time tuition ($15,000) and college room and board ($5400). College room only: $2400. Part-time tuition: $200 per credit hour. part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities, societies; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, student government, Wesleyan Chorale, Multicultural Student Association, Business Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Sweetheart Dance, Spring Fling. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, evening patrols by security. 400 college housing spaces available; 360 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Memorial Library with 100,000 microform titles, 370 serials, 1,055 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $177,612. 72 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: Salina (pop. 42,299), situated in the central part of the state, is the fifth largest city in Kansas. Major forms of transportation are available. Community facilities include a public library, municipal shopping center, museum, community theater, and numerous churches. Points of interest include Kanapolis Lake and Rock City.

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