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Mayville State University: Narrative Description


330 3rd St., NE
Mayville, ND 58257-1299
Tel: (701)786-2301
Free: 800-437-4104
Admissions: (701)788-5222
Fax: (701)786-4748
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of North Dakota University System. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1889. Setting: 60-acre rural campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $4636 per student. Total enrollment: 897. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 195 applied, 98% were admitted. 35% from top quarter of their high school class, 60% from top half. Full-time: 664 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 233 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 16 other countries, 28% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 5% 25 or older, 43% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 57% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: 1/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $3014 full-time, $125.58 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8047 full-time, $335.31 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1469 full-time, $61.21 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $3508. College room only: $1452. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 17 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Council, Student Education Association, Health and Physical Education Club, Campus Crusade, Student Ambassadors. Major annual events: Homecoming, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: controlled dormitory access. 400 college housing spaces available; 288 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Byrnes-Quanbeck Library plus 1 other with 71,595 books, 12,530 microform titles, 599 serials, 20,679 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $226,691.

Community Environment:

Mayville and its twin community, Portland, have a combined population of 4,000 in this rural farming area between Grand Forks and Fargo, North Dakota. The local community offers a city library, many churches, a modern hospital, medical clinic, and dental and optometry offices. A modern business district is also present with air transportation available at airports in Grand Forks and Fargo. A small airport is also located in the community. Housing off campus is abundant, with many choices of apartments, duplexes, and single-family dwellings. Recreational facilities are available for camping, hiking, fishing, golf, skiing, swimming, and horseshoes; a theatre and parks are also available.

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