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Lourdes College: Narrative Description


6832 Convent Blvd.
Sylvania, OH 43560-2898
Tel: (419)885-3211; 800-878-3210; Admissions: (419)885-5291; Fax: (419)882-3987; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 90-acre suburban campus with easy access to Toledo. Endowment: $2.9 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $5377 per student. Total enrollment: 1,249. Faculty: 125 (60 full-time, 65 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 283 applied, 25% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 26% from top quarter, 61% from top half. Full-time: 495 students, 82% women, 18% men. Part-time: 707 students, 85% women, 15% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 1 other country, 9% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 14% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 62% 25 or older, 12% transferred in. Retention: 56% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $14,200 full-time, $330 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $900 full-time, $40 per credit hour 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. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Future Educators Association, Student Leader Advisory Council, Lourdes College Chorus, Student Nurse Association, Campus Ministry Organization. Major annual events: Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Dinner, All-Campus Spring Picnic, Spike the Spirit volleyball tournament. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, evening patrols by trained security personnel. College housing not available. Duns Scotus Library plus 1 other with 57,730 books, 10,187 microform titles, 448 serials, 1,571 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $275,704. 125 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Sylvania is a suburban area with a temperate climate; plane and bus transportation is available. Job opportunities are good for students. Community facilities include a public library, adequate hospital services, churches, numerous major civic and service organizations, and shopping facilities.

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