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Louisiana College: Narrative Description


1140 College Dr.
Pineville, LA 71359-0001
Tel: (318)487-7011
Free: 800-487-1906
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Independent Southern Baptist, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1906. Setting: 81-acre small town campus. Endowment: $27.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6840 per student. Total enrollment: 1,085. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 667 applied, 73% were admitted. 28% from top 10% of their high school class, 56% from top quarter, 83% from top half. 23 valedictorians. Full-time: 920 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 165 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 8 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 9% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 9% 25 or older, 55% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 59% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; social sciences and history; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, class rank, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: 3 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $14,186 includes full-time tuition ($9450), mandatory fees ($850), and college room and board ($3886). College room only: $1660. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $315 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $100 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 40 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 20% of eligible men and 35% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Baptist Student Union, Delta Xi Omega, Student Government Association, Union Board, Lambda Chi Beta. Major annual events: Gala Christmas, Homecoming, Cochon de Lait. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 666 college housing spaces available; 547 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Richard W. Norton Memorial Library with 135,566 books, 116,433 microform titles, 380 serials, 3,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $600,047. 226 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Alexandria-Pineville is in the geographic heart of the state. The urban population of 113,000 has access to several major shopping malls, movie theaters, cultural attractions, fine restaurants, historical landmarks and churches representing nearly every denomination. The area is particularly noted for outdoor recreation opportunities, including year-round water sports and public hunting land. Part-time job opportunities in the community are numerous for college students.

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