Midland Lutheran College: Narrative Description

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900 North Clarkson St.
Fremont, NE 68025-4200
Tel: (402)721-5480
Free: 800-642-8382
Admissions: (402)941-6521
Fax: (402)721-0250
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mlc.edu/


Independent Lutheran, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1883. Setting: 27-acre small town campus with easy access to Omaha. Endowment: $25.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4325 per student. Total enrollment: 955. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 942 applied, 83% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 71% from top half. 17 valedictorians. Full-time: 917 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 38 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 4 other countries, 15% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 8% 25 or older, 62% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, 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, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Concordia University, Doane College, Dana College, Hastings College, Central College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, recommendations. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $21,770 includes full-time tuition ($17,210) and college room and board ($4560). College room only: $2010. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $720 per hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 48 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 40% of eligible men and 40% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Nurses Association, Student Education Association, Phi Beta Lambda, Fellowship of Christian Athletics (FCA), Circle K. Major annual events: homecoming, Snow Days, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 650 college housing spaces available; 592 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Luther Library with 110,000 books, 900 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $277,877. 180 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:

Situated near the Platte River, Fremont, the trading center of a dairying and livestock area, is located 35 miles northwest of Omaha and 51 miles north of Lincoln, Nebraska. Fremont is also recognized as the hybrid seed corn center of the state. Some of the products of industry are poultry, butter, flour, soybeans, and animal food. Some nationally known manufacturers such as Campbell Soup, Fel-Tex Ammonia, Magnus Metal, and Hormel Meats have plants in the area. Part-time employment is available. Boating, fishing and hunting are some of the outdoor sports available.

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