Lake Superior State University: Narrative Description

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650 W Easterday Ave.
Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783-1626
Tel: (906)632-6841; 888-800-LSSU
Admissions: (906)635-2670
Fax: (906)635-6669
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 4-year, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 121-acre small town campus. Research spending 2003-04: $312,131. Total enrollment: 2,889. Faculty: 211 (112 full-time, 99 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 1,566 applied, 85% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 75% from top half. Full-time: 2,316 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 573 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 12 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 9% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 11% international, 26% 25 or older, 29% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; protective services/public administration; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, ACT. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $6054 full-time, $225.75 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,472 full-time, $451.50 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $318 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $6165. College room only: $5494. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Residents of Ontario, Canada full-time tuition: $6,054, and Midwest Consortium students' tuition: $8,760.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 14 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities. Major annual events: Winter Carnival, Beach Party. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Kenneth Shouldice Library with 200,449 books, 139,742 microform titles, 850 serials, 594 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $887,578. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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