Lackawanna College: Narrative Description

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501 Vine St.
Scranton, PA 18509
Tel: (570)961-7810
Admissions: (570)961-7852
Fax: (570)961-7858
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Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1894. Setting: 4-acre urban campus. Endowment: $1.2 million. Research spending 2003-04: $48,241. Total enrollment: 1,197. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. Full-time: 758 students, 45% women, 55% men. Part-time: 439 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 3% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 11% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 33% 25 or older, 12% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Recommended: SAT, ACT, SAT or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $15,500 includes full-time tuition ($9200), mandatory fees ($100), and college room and board ($6200). Part-time tuition: $310 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $80 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Student/Alumni Association, Diversity Club, student newspaper, Phi Beta Lambda. Major annual events: Breakfast with Santa, Graduation Dinner Dance, Homecoming activities. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, patrols by college liaison staff. 140 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: men-only housing available. Seeley Memorial Library with 15,276 books, 58 serials, 491 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $110,012. 200 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.

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