Mesabi Range Community and Technical College: Narrative Description

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1001 Chestnut St.
West Virginia, MN 55792-3448
Tel: (218)741-3095; Admissions: (218)749-0314; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1918. Setting: 30-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 1,509. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. Students come from 6 states and territories, 32% 25 or older, 10% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other colleges in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Placement: ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3437 full-time, $100.30 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $100.30 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $14.28 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to reciprocity agreements. College room only: $2530.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Human Services Club, Native American Club, Student Life Club, Black Awareness Club. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. 108 college housing spaces available; 100 were occupied in 2002-03. Option: coed housing available. Mesabi Library with 23,000 books and 167 serials. 120 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The hub of Minnesota Arrowhead country and Taconite capital of the world, Virginia offers ready access to countless waterways and forestland, including Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The Giants Ridge Ski Area features excellent alpine and cross country skiing. The city also has 2 municipal parks, 2 lakes and an 18-hole golf course. Part-time employment is available.

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