Madison Area Technical College: Narrative Description

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3550 Anderson St.
Madison, WI 53704-2599
Tel: (608)246-6100
Admissions: (608)246-6212
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District-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Wisconsin Technical College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1911. Setting: 150-acre urban campus. Research spending 2003-04: $195,238. Total enrollment: 13,479. 1% from top 10% of their high school class, 31% from top half. Students come from 9 states and territories, 50% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for data processing, technology, health occupations, quota programs. Option: early admission. Required for some: high school transcript, ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 45 open to all. Most popular organizations: Marketing Club, Minority Networking Groups, Data Processing Management Association, Student Nurses Association, Business Professionals of America. Major annual events: spring picnic, Celebrate Diversity Series, service-learning activities. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Truax-Information Resource Center with 66,000 books, 657 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $921,250. 1,500 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Home of the state capital and the University of Wisconsin, Madison is a lovely city situated between two lakes. Four campuses are in smaller cities with growing industrial bases.

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