Lakeland College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 359
Sheboygan, WI 53082-0359
Tel: (920)565-1000
Admissions: (920)565-1588
Fax: (920)565-1206
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with United Church of Christ. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1862. Setting: 240-acre rural campus with easy access to Milwaukee. Endowment: $8.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2845 per student. Total enrollment: 4,013. Faculty: 67 (52 full-time, 15 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 654 applied, 76% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 24% from top quarter, 50% from top half. 3 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,414 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 2,029 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 40 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 6% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 18% 25 or older, 60% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer/information sciences; education. Core. Calendar: 4-4-1. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: recommendations. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 9/1. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $21,405 includes full-time tuition ($15,100), mandatory fees ($670), and college room and board ($5635). College room only: $2745. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1515 per course. Part-time tuition varies according to class time and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 32 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 20% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Lakeland College Campus Activities Board, Student Association, Black Student Union, Mortar Board, Global Students Association. Major annual events: homecoming, Essence of Heritage (Celebration of African American history and culture), Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 517 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Esch Memorial Library with 64,970 books, 35,350 microform titles, 317 serials, 647 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $282,986. 100 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:

The college is located 12 miles northwest of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 60 miles north of Milwaukee and 60 miles south of Green Bay. Sheboygan has a population of 50,000 and offers students off-campus opportunities for work and recreation. Sheboygan's county airport, the bus depot, and Interstate 43 offer easy access to Lakeland.

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