Missouri Valley College: Narrative Description

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500 East College
Marshall, MO 65340-3197
Tel: (660)831-4000; Admissions: (660)831-4157; Fax: (660)831-4039; Web Site: http://www.moval.edu/

Description: Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1889. Setting: 140-acre small town campus with easy access to Kansas City. Endowment: $3.4 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $2415 per student. Total enrollment: 1,623. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 1,345 applied, 67% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 19% from top quarter, 41% from top half. 12 class presidents, 14 valedictorians, 47 student government officers. Full-time: 1,377 students, 43% women, 57% men. Part-time: 246 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 29 other countries, 34% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 13% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 12% 25 or older, 73% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 45% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; protective services/public administration; education; parks and recreation. Core. Calendar: semesters plus 2 summer sessions. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, SAT II: Writing Test. Required for some: essay, 3 recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. Comprehensive fee: $18,700 includes full-time tuition ($13,000), mandatory fees ($500), and college room and board ($5200). Part-time tuition: $350 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 33 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 30% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Valley players, American Humanics. Major annual events: Homecoming, Family Weekend, Spring Fest. Student services: health clinic. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, controlled dormitory access. 1,117 college housing spaces available; 1,043 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Murrell Memorial Library plus 1 other with 61,907 books, 25,463 microform titles, 391 serials, 1,399 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $240,653. 250 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: Marshall, population 15,000, is located 80 miles east of Kansas City and bus transportation is available. Community recreational facilities include a bowling alley, skating rink, and a philharmonic orchestra. The Indian Foothills Park, at the eastern city limits, provides tennis courts, ball fields, a golf course, swimming, fishing, and picnic grounds.

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