Medaille College: Narrative Description

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18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214-2695
Tel: (716)884-3281; Admissions: (716)884-3281; Fax: (716)884-0291; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1875. Setting: 13-acre urban campus. Endowment: $407,346. Educational spending 2002-03: $4354 per student. Total enrollment: 2,000. Faculty: 279 (70 full-time, 209 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 772 applied, 66% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 45% from top quarter, 75% from top half. 2 class presidents, 1 valedictorian. Full-time: 1,503 students, 68% women, 32% men. Part-time: 152 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 2 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 16% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 53% 25 or older, 18% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 70% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters (modular courses available for evening studies and weekend college program). Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 16 members of the Western New York Consortium. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT I. Required for some: essay, 2.5 high school GPA for veterinary technology and elementary teacher education majors. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $20,060 includes full-time tuition ($13,350), mandatory fees ($310), and college room and board ($6400). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $445 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $90 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, radio station, ASRA (admissions club), Student Activities Board, Teach. Major annual events: Holiday Party, fall and spring picnics, Awards Banquet. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 450 college housing spaces available; 290 were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Medaille College Library with 55,225 books, 208 microform titles, 209 serials, 3,563 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $320,000. 105 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: See Canisius College.

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