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Mitchell College: Narrative Description


437 Pequot Ave.
New London, CT 06320-4498
Tel: (860)701-5000
Free: 800-443-2811
Admissions: (860)701-5038
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Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1938. Setting: 67-acre suburban campus with easy access to Hartford and Providence. Endowment: $6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3500 per student. Total enrollment: 555. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,158 applied, 58% were admitted. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 9% from top quarter, 35% from top half. Full-time: 442 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 113 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 22 states and territories, 5 other countries, 42% from out-of-state, 5% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 12% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 4% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: psychology; liberal arts/general studies; law/legal studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/15 for early decision. Notification: continuous until 8/30, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $30,035 includes full-time tuition ($19,405), mandatory fees ($1300), and college room and board ($9330). College room only: $4850. Part-time tuition: $275 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $35 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Multicultural Club, Business Club, student government, student newspaper, Outdoor Adventure Club. Major annual events: Moving Up Ceremony, Homecoming/Parents' Weekend, Wellness Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 425 college housing spaces available; 372 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Mitchell College Library plus 1 other with 80,000 books, 120 serials, 300 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $950,000. 155 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Small city of 30,000. Southern Connecticut is one of the country's fastest-growing tourist attractions. Campus is located at the confluence of the Thames River and Long Island Sound. The college maintains its own beach and 26-acre wooded park.

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