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MARYLHURST UNIVERSITY D-7

17600 Pacific Hwy., PO Box 261
Marylhurst, OR 97036-0261
Tel: (503)636-8141; 800-634-9982; Admissions: (503)636-8141; Fax: (503)636-9526; Web Site: http://www.marylhurst.edu/

Description: Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1893. Setting: 73-acre suburban campus with easy access to Portland. Endowment: $10 million. Total enrollment: 1,212. Faculty: 184 (32 full-time, 152 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 28 applied, 50% were admitted. Full-time: 228 students, 71% women, 29% men. Part-time: 576 students, 77% women, 23% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 22 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 72% 25 or older, 3% live on campus, 68% transferred in. Retention: 52% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts; business/marketing; communications/communication technologies. Core. 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, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Oregon Independent Colleges Association.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for some programs. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Tuition: $13,185 full-time, $293 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $6 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: Toastmasters, Environmental Science Club, Student Ambassadors, Bahia Club, student government. Major annual events: New Student Orientation, Graduation, Campus Ministries events. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Option: coed housing available. Shoen Library with 1,449 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $562,411. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.