Life Pacific College: Narrative Description

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1100 Covina Blvd.
San Dimas, CA 91773-3298
Tel: (909)599-5433; 877-886-5433
Fax: (909)599-6690
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1923. Setting: 9-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $2.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4654 per student. Total enrollment: 489. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 75 applied, 93% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 58% from top half. Full-time: 345 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 144 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 2 other countries, 48% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 6% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 17% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. 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, 1 recommendation, Christian testimony, SAT or ACT. Recommended: SAT II: Writing Test. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $15,100 includes full-time tuition ($9750), mandatory fees ($350), and college room and board ($5000). Part-time tuition: $325 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organizations: tutoring, chorale. Major annual events: Spring/Fall Retreats, Honors Banquet, Junior/Senior Banquet. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, part-time security personnel. 320 college housing spaces available; 248 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Life Pacific College Alumni Library with 40,022 books, 513 microform titles, 1,954 serials, 1,563 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $203,806. 46 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

San Dimas is a suburban community approximately 45 minutes from Los Angeles, located at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

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