Midstate College: Narrative Description

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411 West Northmoor Rd.
Peoria, IL 61614
Tel: (309)692-4092; Admissions: (309)692-4092; Fax: (309)692-3893; Web Site: http://www.midstate.edu/

Description: Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1888. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 478. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 21% from top quarter, 76% from top half. Full-time: 244 students, 81% women, 19% men. Part-time: 234 students, 79% women, 21% men. Students come from 6 states and territories, 3% from out-of-state, 1% Hispanic, 17% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 56% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, freshman honors college, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $11,600 full-time, $775 per course part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Social organizations: 2 open to all; national sororities, local fraternities. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Barbara Fields Library with 8,724 books, 104 serials, and an OPAC. 49 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Peoria is the third largest city of downstate Illinois. All modes of transportation are available. It is the hub of the central area of the state for cultural, business and professional activities. Peoria is a manufacturing and shipping center located in the heart of the farm belt. Community facilities include good shopping areas and recreational opportunities. Job opportunities are good, particularly for summer work. Points of interest are Fort Creve Coer, Indian burial mounds, Peoria Historical Society Museum, Lakeview Center for Arts Sciences, the Planetarium, the Peoria Civic Center, and Wildlife Prairie Park.

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