Landmark College: Narrative Description

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River Rd. South
Putney, VT 05346
Tel: (802)387-4767
Admissions: (802)387-6716
Fax: (802)387-4779
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Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees (offers degree program for high-potential students with dyslexia, ADHD, or specific learning disabilities). Founded 1983. Setting: 125-acre rural campus. Endowment: $1.2 million. Research spending 2003-04: $406,865. Educational spending 2003-04: $14,833 per student. Total enrollment: 334. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 4:1. 291 applied, 61% were admitted. Full-time: 223 students, 28% women, 72% men. Part-time: 111 students, 33% women, 67% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 11 other countries, 94% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 7% 25 or older, 94% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 40% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, interview, diagnosis of LD and/or AD/HD, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale III and Nelson Denny Reading Test. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $75. Comprehensive fee: $44,538 includes full-time tuition ($37,000), mandatory fees ($738), and college room and board ($6800). College room only: $3400.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 22 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Jazz Band Club, Cultural Diversity Club. Major annual events: Charity Casino Night, Spring Fest, Dorm Wars. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 424 college housing spaces available; 360 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Landmark College Library with 30,066 books, 20 microform titles, 135 serials, and 1,555 audiovisual materials. Operations spending 2003-04: $315,935. 50 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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