Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Narrative Description

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800 Martinsburg Rd.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050-9500
Tel: (740)392-6868; (866)462-6868
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Nazarene, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 401-acre small town campus with easy access to Columbus. Endowment: $9.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5494 per student. Total enrollment: 2,455. Faculty: 230 (90 full-time, 140 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 597 applied, 87% were admitted. 23% from top 10% of their high school class, 48% from top quarter, 81% from top half. 12 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,893 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 273 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 11 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 39% 25 or older, 74% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Kenyon College, Capital University, Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 5/31. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $19,710 includes full-time tuition ($14,482), mandatory fees ($494), and college room and board ($4734). College room only: $2619. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $517 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 37 open to all; 73% of eligible men and 77% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: campus ministry groups, Student Government Association, Student Education Association, Drama Club, music department ensembles. Major annual events: Homecoming, concerts, Lecture Artists Series. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,138 college housing spaces available; 954 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Thorne Library/Learning Resource Center with 96,646 books, 11,269 microform titles, 544 serials, 3,863 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $649,787. 217 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.

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