Life University: Narrative Description

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1269 Barclay Circle
Marietta, GA 30060-2903
Tel: (770)426-2600
Admissions: (770)426-2884
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1974. Setting: 96-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $29 million. Research spending 2003-04: $488,000. Educational spending 2003-04: $5598 per student. Total enrollment: 1,233. Faculty: 32 (27 full-time, 5 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 430 applied, 60% were admitted. Full-time: 304 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 163 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 46 other countries, 70% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 11% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 16% international, 53% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; biological/life sciences; health professions and related sciences. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $5184 full-time, $144 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $312 full-time, $104 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. 270 college housing spaces available; 86 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Nell K. Williams Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 53,619 books, 45,000 microform titles, 3,000 serials, 9,601 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.5 million. 118 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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