The National Hispanic University: Narrative Description

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14271 Story Rd.
San Jose, CA 95127-3823
Tel: (408)254-6900; Web Site:

Description: Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1981. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Endowment: $1 million. Research spending 2002-03: $88,901. Total enrollment: 469. 179 applied, 82% were admitted. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 15% from top quarter, 82% from top half. Full-time: 176 students, 32% women, 68% men. Part-time: 117 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 6 other countries, 0.4% Native American, 84% Hispanic, 1% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 40% 25 or older. Retention: 86% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; business/marketing; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at California State University, Hayward, San Jose City College, Lincoln University, San Jose State University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, interview. Recommended: SAT I and SAT II or ACT, SAT II: Writing Test. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $3360 full-time, $140 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $200 full-time, $100 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organizations: Teatro De Los Pobres, Student Government Association. Major annual events: Christmas Party, Las Posadas, Summer Family Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. University Library with 10,000 books and 40 serials. Operations spending 2002-03: $85,845. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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