Mount Ida College: Narrative Description

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777 Dedham St.
Newton, MA 02459-3310
Tel: (617)928-4500
Fax: (617)928-4507
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Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1899. Setting: 72-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $9.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3908 per student. Total enrollment: 1,297. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,994 applied, 79% were admitted. Full-time: 1,191 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 106 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 33 other countries, 0.1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 12% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 38% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $28,926 includes full-time tuition ($18,500), mandatory fees ($596), and college room and board ($9830). Part-time tuition: $515 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $15 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Leadership Students, student government, Phi Theta Kappa, Residence Council, Alpha Chi. Major annual events: Homecomng/Parents' Weekend, Winter Fest, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled residence hall entrances, secured campus entrance. 800 college housing spaces available; 764 were occupied in 2003-04. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Wadsworth Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 100,695 books, 533 serials, and a Web page. 101 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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