Madonna University: Narrative Description

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36600 Schoolcraft Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150-1173
Tel: (734)432-5300
Free: 800-852-4951
Admissions: (734)432-5317
Fax: (734)432-5393
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1947. Setting: 49-acre suburban campus with easy access to Detroit. Endowment: $28.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4787 per student. Total enrollment: 4,349. Faculty: 312 (105 full-time, 207 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 646 applied, 86% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 91% from top half. Full-time: 1,645 students, 74% women, 26% men. Part-time: 1,619 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 32 states and territories, 42 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 13% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 53% 25 or older, 3% live on campus, 58% transferred in. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 5 members of the Detroit Area Consortium of Catholic Colleges. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.75 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $15,412 includes full-time tuition ($9700), mandatory fees ($100), and college room and board ($5612). College room only: $2550. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $320 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $50 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 16 open to all; national sororities; 2% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Campus Ministry, Gerontology Association, Madonna University Nursing Student Association, Society of Future Teachers. Major annual events: Welcome Week activities, Commencement, Peace and Justice Week activities. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 250 college housing spaces available; 126 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Madonna University Library with 199,144 books, 1,679 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.2 million. 175 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Schoolcraft College.

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