Keystone College: Narrative Description

views updated


One College Green
La Plume, PA 18440
Tel: (570)945-5141; 877-4COLLEGE
Admissions: (570)945-8112
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site:


Independent, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1868. Setting: 270-acre rural campus. Endowment: $8.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3699 per student. Total enrollment: 1,658. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 870 applied, 93% were admitted. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 14% from top quarter, 43% from top half. 2 class presidents, 1 valedictorian. Full-time: 1,231 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 427 students, 75% women, 25% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 7 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 28% 25 or older, 24% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 58% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; protective services/public administration; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview, art portfolio, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $22,810 includes full-time tuition ($14,100), mandatory fees ($920), and college room and board ($7790). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $325 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $110 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Campus Activity Board, Student Senate, Art Society, Inter-Hall Council, Commuter Council. Major annual events: Homecoming, Winterfest, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 420 college housing spaces available; 400 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Miller Library with 65,000 books, 39,000 microform titles, 309 serials, 10,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $343,599. 120 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population of Scranton is 103,564. The city is provided transportation by bus and air. Air facilities are located near Scranton. This is a semirural community with many churches and synagogues close at hand. There are service clubs active locally. Five modern hospitals are easily accessible. Local recreation includes movies, museum, art galleries, professional sports, lakes, streams, ski slopes, hunting, and fishing areas.

More From