Miles College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 3800
Birmingham, AL 35208
Tel: (205)929-1000
Free: 800-445-0708
Admissions: (205)929-1653
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Christian Methodist Episcopal, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1905. Setting: 35-acre small town campus. Endowment: $10.7 million. Research spending 2003-04: $1.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3900 per student. Total enrollment: 1,716. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 806 applied, 54% were admitted. Full-time: 1,628 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 88 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 14% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 0% Hispanic, 98% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 20% 25 or older, 36% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at BACHE: UAB, Samford, Birmingham Southern. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Recommended: ACT, ACT ASSET. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT, ACT ASSET recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/23. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $10,734 includes full-time tuition ($5242), mandatory fees ($418), and college room and board ($5074). College room only: $3000. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, location, and program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility and location. Part-time tuition: $220 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $209 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 18% of eligible men and 22% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: choir, Education Club, Student Government Association, Phi Beta Lambda Business Club, Communications Club. Major annual events: Founders' Day, Homecoming, M-Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 624 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. C.A. Kirkeedoll Learning Resources Center with 180,000 books, 250 serials, 4,126 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $262,000. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Alabama - Birmingham.

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