Midway College: Narrative Description

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512 East Stephens St.
Midway, KY 40347-1120
Tel: (859)846-4421
Free: 800-755-0031
Admissions: (859)846-5799
Fax: (859)846-5823
Web Site: http://www.midway.edu/


Independent, 4-year, women only, affiliated with Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1847. Setting: 105-acre small town campus with easy access to Louisville and Lexington. Endowment: $9.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4407 per student. Total enrollment: 1,271. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 404 applied, 79% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 29% from top quarter, 64% from top half. 1 class president, 38 student government officers. Full-time: 876 students. Part-time: 395 students. Students come from 33 states and territories, 6 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 0.2% Hispanic, 5% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 63% 25 or older, 23% live on campus, 20% transferred in. Retention: 57% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Kentucky Institute of International Studies. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.2 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $18,550 includes full-time tuition ($12,600), mandatory fees ($150), and college room and board ($5800). College room only: $2800. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $420 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time and course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 21 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Midway Chorale, Midway Association of Nursing Students, Council on Religious Activities, Midway Horse Women's Association. Major annual events: Hanging of the Greens, Equine Gala, Night of Lights. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 220 college housing spaces available; 202 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: women-only housing available. Little Memorial Library with 96,236 books, 58,217 microform titles, 250 serials, 9,213 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $179,000. 60 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:

Appropriately named, Midway is located halfway between Lexington and Frankfort in Woodford County. The climate is moderate. Midway has seven churches of various denominations and several large horse farms.

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