King's College: Narrative Description

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133 North River St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0801
Tel: (570)208-5900; 888-KINGSPA
Admissions: (570)208-5858
Fax: (570)208-5971
E-mail: [email protected]u
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 48-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $44.7 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $7598 per student. Total enrollment: 2,223. Faculty: 180 (108 full-time, 72 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,751 applied, 79% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 74% from top half. 4 class presidents, 6 valedictorians, 3 student government officers. Full-time: 1,786 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 274 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 6 other countries, 23% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 3% 25 or older, 45% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at College Misericordia, Wilkes University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $28,360 includes full-time tuition ($19,260), mandatory fees ($850), and college room and board ($8250). College room only: $3860. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $473 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 51 open to all. Most popular organizations: Association of Campus Events, Student Government Association, Accounting Association, International/Multicultural Club, Biology Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Friends and Family Weekend, Christmas Fair at King's. 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, bicycle patrols. 860 college housing spaces available
Free: 800 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. D. Leonard Corgan Library with 168,793 books, 562,747 microform titles, 791 serials, 2,586 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.3 million. 318 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.

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