The Master's College and Seminary: Narrative Description

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21726 Placerita Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91321-1200
Tel: (661)259-3540
Free: 800-568-6248
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent nondenominational, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and first professional certificates. Founded 1927. Setting: 110-acre suburban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Endowment: $5.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5411 per student. Total enrollment: 1,523. Faculty: 159 (76 full-time, 83 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 454 applied, 48% were admitted. 31% from top 10% of their high school class, 57% from top quarter, 83% from top half. 9 valedictorians. Full-time: 979 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 155 students, 33% women, 67% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 19 other countries, 30% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 2% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 16% 25 or older, 75% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.50 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 11/1 for early action. Notification: 3/15, 12/22 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Comprehensive fee: $24,540 includes full-time tuition ($17,970), mandatory fees ($200), and college room and board ($6370). College room only: $3500. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $750 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, degree level, and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: college chorale, Summer Missions, intramurals, church ministries, Drama Club. Major annual events: Missions Conference, College View Weekend, Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing designed to accommodate 805 students; 868 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Powell Library plus 1 other with 215,649 books, 30,689 microform titles, 10,652 serials, 7,271 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.1 million. 57 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.

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