LaGrange College: Narrative Description

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601 Broad St.
LaGrange, GA 30240-2999
Tel: (706)880-8000
Free: 800-593-2885
Admissions: (706)880-8253
Fax: (706)880-8040
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Independent United Methodist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1831. Setting: 120-acre small town campus with easy access to Atlanta. Endowment: $66.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6146 per student. Total enrollment: 1,044. Faculty: 103 (66 full-time, 37 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 1,226 applied, 55% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 84% from top half. Full-time: 876 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 117 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 12% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 19% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 7% 25 or older, 61% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; visual/performing arts; health professions and related sciences; psychology. Core. Advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: 1 recommendation, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/30. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $21,524 includes full-time tuition ($15,206) and college room and board ($6318). Full-time tuition varies according to class time, degree level, location, and program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $627 per hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, degree level, location, and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 31 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 35% of eligible men and 30% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, drama/theater groups, Habitat for Humanity, BSU/Wesley Fellowship. Major annual events: Family Weekend, Greek Week, Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. 646 college housing spaces available; 539 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. William and Evelyn Banks Library with 108,389 books, 119,000 microform titles, 512 serials, 3,451 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $649,788. 175 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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