LeMoyne-Owen College: Narrative Description

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807 Walker Ave.
Memphis, TN 38126-6595
Tel: (901)774-9090
Admissions: (901)942-7302
Fax: (901)942-6272
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.loc.edu/


Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with United Church of Christ. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1862. Setting: 15-acre urban campus. Endowment: $10 million. Research spending 2003-04: $100,000. Educational spending 2003-04: $6000 per student. Total enrollment: 852. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1,127 applied, 39% were admitted. Full-time: 733 students, 72% women, 28% men. Part-time: 119 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 7 other countries, 15% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Hispanic, 98% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 39% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering/engineering technologies; business/marketing; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Greater Memphis Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 4/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $18,705 includes full-time tuition ($13,885), mandatory fees ($200), and college room and board ($4620). College room only: $2420. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 26 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 35% of eligible men and 65% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Students in Free Enterprise, National Black Student Accountant Club, gospel choir, pre-alumni organization. Major annual events: Homecoming, Honors Week, Black History Month. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 173 college housing spaces available; 169 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Hollis F. Price Library with 1,495 microform titles and 90,000 serials. Operations spending 2003-04: $162,000. 223 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Memphis.

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