LeTourneau University: Narrative Description

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PO Box 7001
Longview, TX 75607-7001
Tel: (903)233-3000
Free: 800-759-8811
Admissions: (903)233-3400
Fax: (903)233-3411
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.letu.edu/


Independent nondenominational, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 162-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $4.4 million. Research spending 2003-04: $142,079. Educational spending 2003-04: $4582 per student. Total enrollment: 3,758. Faculty: 301 (68 full-time, 233 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 859 applied, 96% were admitted. 31% from top 10% of their high school class, 55% from top quarter, 81% from top half. Full-time: 1,241 students, 31% women, 69% men. Part-time: 2,147 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 27 other countries, 49% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 20% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 7% 25 or older, 76% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering/engineering technologies; business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, 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. Off campus study at Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: SAT or ACT. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $22,176 includes full-time tuition ($15,710), mandatory fees ($180), and college room and board ($6286). Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $280 per hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 22 open to all; 3 societies for men, 1 society for women; 8% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student ministries, Themelios, Student Foundation, Student Senate, Roller Hockey Club. Major annual events: Hootenanny, Fall Fest, Longview Blitz. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 981 college housing spaces available; 879 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Margaret Estes Resource Center with 84,779 books, 50,481 microform titles, 383 serials, and 3,144 audiovisual materials. Operations spending 2003-04: $393,203. 191 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:

Population 70,000. Oil is the major source of economy for this community. Longview has a city library, community center, two hospitals, and a number of medical clinics. Major civic and fraternal clubs are active in the area. Longview is reached by airlines, railroad, and bus lines. Residence halls and apartments furnish student housing. Local recreation includes theatres, symphony, parks, swimming, hunting, fishing, golf, and water skiing. Part-time employment is available.

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