Midamerica Nazarene University: Narrative Description

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2030 East College Way
Olathe, KS 66062-1899
Tel: (913)782-3750; 800-800-8887; Admissions: (913)791-3380; Fax: (913)791-3481; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.mnu.edu/

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Church of the Nazarene. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 105-acre suburban campus with easy access to Kansas City. Endowment: $16.6 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $4876 per student. Total enrollment: 1,952. Faculty: 163 (76 full-time, 87 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 629 applied, 41% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 63% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 10 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,278 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 160 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 11 other countries, 39% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 22% 25 or older, 62% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 75% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. 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, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. Comprehensive fee: $18,738 includes full-time tuition ($11,910), mandatory fees ($1000), and college room and board ($5828). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $397 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $500 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Associated Student Government, Residence Hall Government, ministry groups, intramurals, Gospel Station. Major annual events: homecoming, Mock Rock, Welcome Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 715 college housing spaces available; 668 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Mabee Library with 428,450 books, 299,000 microform titles, 1,225 serials, 7,391 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $422,000. 85 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.

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