Mt. Sierra College: Narrative Description

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101 East Huntington Dr.
Monrovia, CA 91016
Tel: (626)873-2144; 888-828-8800.
Admissions: (626)873-2100
Fax: (626)359-5528
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Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1990. Setting: 5-acre suburban campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $9000 per student. Total enrollment: 1,100. 380 applied, 73% were admitted. 2 class presidents, 15 student government officers. Full-time: 1,085 students, 30% women, 70% men. Part-time: 15 students, 33% women, 67% men. Students come from 7 states and territories, 5% from out-of-state, 4% Native American, 26% Hispanic, 5% black, 26% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 60% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts; computer/information sciences. Core. Accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: 10/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $95. Tuition: $16,200 full-time, $256 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Mt. Sierra College Learning Resource Center with 6,000 books, 5,000 serials, and 100 audiovisual materials. Operations spending 2003-04: $50,000. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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