Marygrove College: Narrative Description

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8425 West McNichols Rd.
Detroit, MI 48221-2599
Tel: (313)927-1200; (866)313-1297
Admissions: (313)927-1243
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1905. Setting: 50-acre urban campus. Endowment: $14 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2398 per student. Total enrollment: 4,610. Faculty: 72 (67 full-time, 5 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 290 applied, 40% were admitted. Full-time: 354 students, 76% women, 24% men. Part-time: 384 students, 81% women, 19% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 15 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 70% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 67% 25 or older, 7% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; business/marketing; education; English. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Detroit Area Consortium of Catholic Colleges.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.87 high school GPA, ACT. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $18,440 includes full-time tuition ($12,190), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($6000). Part-time tuition: $451 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 16 open to all. Most popular organizations: Association of Black Social Workers, Council of Student Organization, Political Science Club, United Brotherhood, Marygrove Business Association. Major annual events: Fall Fest, Welcome Picnic and New Student Welcome, Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 110 college housing spaces available; 44 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Main library plus 1 other with 83,483 books, 65,650 microform titles, 459 serials, 2,132 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $772,455. 115 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located 15 minutes from downtown Detroit, Marygrove offers considerable cultural and social opportunities. Theater, symphony, ballet, opera, and the nationally famous Detroit Institute of Arts are within easy commuting distance. Shopping centers, art galleries, sports arenas, and recreation centers are nearby.

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