Morningside College: Narrative Description

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1501 Morningside Ave.
Sioux City, IA 51106-1751
Tel: (712)274-5000
Free: 800-831-0806
Admissions: (712)274-5111
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with United Methodist Church. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1894. Setting: 41-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $27 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5517 per student. Total enrollment: 1,204. Faculty: 109 (65 full-time, 44 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,170 applied, 78% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 32% from top quarter, 70% from top half. Full-time: 980 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 57 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 11 other countries, 31% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 7% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at American University, Drew University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum SAT score of 930 or ACT score of 20 and rank in top 50% of high school class or achieved GPA of 2.5 or better, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $22,570 includes full-time tuition ($16,260), mandatory fees ($910), and college room and board ($5400). College room only: $2830. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $525 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 45 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 12% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government/Activities Council, Student Ambassadors, Homecoming Committee. Major annual events: Homecoming, Honors Assembly, Christmas at Morningside. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 18-hour patrols by trained security personnel. 720 college housing spaces available; 613 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Option: coed housing available. Hickman-Johnson-Furrow Library with 113,169 books, 295,215 microform titles, 528 serials, 5,601 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $424,081. 800 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:

See Briar Cliff College.

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