Morgan State University: Narrative Description

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1700 East Cold Spring Ln.
Baltimore, MD 21251
Tel: (443)885-3333
Free: 800-332-6674
Admissions: (443)885-3000
E-mail: ejoh[email protected]
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State-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1867. Setting: 143-acre urban campus with easy access to Washington, DC. Educational spending 2003-04: $14,500 per student. Total enrollment: 6,621. Faculty: 458 (364 full-time, 94 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 11,387 applied, 34% were admitted. Full-time: 5,328 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 677 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 30 other countries, 38% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Hispanic, 91% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 27% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer/information sciences; engineering/engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Towson University, Coppin State College, University of Maryland. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay. Required for some: 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 5/1. Notification: continuous until 6/30. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $5718 full-time, $223 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,958 full-time, $480 per credit part-time. College room and board: $6780. College room only: $4303. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 20 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 10% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, choir, band. Major annual event: homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,351 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Morris Soper Library with 333,101 books, 2,526 serials, and an OPAC. 285 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:

See University of Baltimore.

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