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Marlboro College: Narrative Description


PO Box A, South Rd.
Marlboro, VT 05344
Tel: (802)257-4333
Free: 800-343-0049
Admissions: (802)258-9261
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 350-acre rural campus. Endowment: $18.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $11,280 per student. Total enrollment: 418. Faculty: 53 (37 full-time, 16 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 367 applied, 67% were admitted. 30% from top 10% of their high school class, 64% from top quarter, 95% from top half. Full-time: 348 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 9 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 39 states and territories, 5 other countries, 87% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 10% 25 or older, 82% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; visual/performing arts; foreign language/literature. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Brattleboro School of Music, School for International Training. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, graded expository essay, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT Subject Tests. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 11/15 for early decision, 1/15 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision, 2/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $35,980 includes full-time tuition ($26,940), mandatory fees ($850), and college room and board ($8190). College room only: $4540. Part-time tuition: $890 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Theater Club, outdoor program, Fencing Club, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Alliance, women's chorus. Major annual events: Fall Rites Cabaret, Broomball Tournament, Convocation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. 264 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Rice Memorial Library with 65,000 books, 5,519 microform titles, 275 serials, 778 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $226,000. 47 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.

Community Environment:

Marlboro is located on the scenic Molly Stark Trail near Hogback Mountain which offers a panoramic view of the area. Recreational activities include canoeing, kayaking, cross country skiing, hiking, rock climbing, and biking. The Marlboro Summer Music Festival is an annual event.

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