Kentucky Christian University: Narrative Description

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100 Academic Parkway
Grayson, KY 41143-2205
Tel: (606)474-3000
Free: 800-522-3181
Admissions: (606)474-3266
Fax: (606)474-3155
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1919. Setting: 124-acre rural campus. Endowment: $3.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2609 per student. Total enrollment: 559. 285 applied, 76% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 43% from top quarter, 69% from top half. 4 valedictorians. Full-time: 530 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 14 students, 79% women, 21% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 7 other countries, 67% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 12% 25 or older, 88% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $14,995 includes full-time tuition ($10,560), mandatory fees ($80), and college room and board ($4355). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $330 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: Rotaract, SIFE, Matheteuo, Pi Chi Delta, Laos Alpha. Major annual events: Feast of Christmas, Campus Drama, Basketball Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, patrols by trained security personnel (6pm-6am). 589 college housing spaces available; 473 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Young Library with 103,323 books, 8,172 microform titles, 395 serials, 1,755 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $293,339. 50 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:

Grayson can be accessed via bus. It has many Protestant churches and several organizations, including the Creative Arts Club and Chamber of Commerce. Health services are provided by two clinic and two hospitals within 20 miles. Recreation available includes hunting, fishing, boating, bowling, swimming, horseback riding and miniature golf with three state parks in the area. Grayson is a friendly town with complete up-to-date modern stores comparable to a city twice its size.

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