Montreat College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 1267
Montreat, NC 28757-1267
Tel: (828)669-8012; Admissions: (828)669-8012; Fax: (828)669-0120; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1916. Setting: 112-acre small town campus. Endowment: $9.7 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $3140 per student. Total enrollment: 1,035. Faculty: 120 (31 full-time, 89 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 409 applied, 78% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 34% from top quarter, 71% from top half. Full-time: 935 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 8 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 8 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 7% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 18% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 58% 25 or older, 34% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 66% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; parks and recreation; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.25 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. Comprehensive fee: $19,970 includes full-time tuition ($15,108) and college room and board ($4862). Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $350 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 14 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Student Christian Association, Inter-Varsity Missions Fellowship, Paintball Club, Business Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Winter Dance, Spring Dance. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 385 college housing spaces available; 314 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. L. Nelson Bell Library with 68,100 books, 426 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $360,574. 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: Montreat is situated in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, 17 miles from Asheville, and adjacent to the historic town of Black Mountain with picturesque avenues, stores, and restaurants. The climate is recognized as one of the world's finest and the region has long been a major vacation area. Montreat's recreational activities include golf, tennis, skiing, baseball, and basketball, as well as access to the Pisgah National Forest.

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