New England College: Narrative Description

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7 Main St.
Henniker, NH 03242-3293
Tel: (603)428-2211
Free: 800-521-7642
Admissions: (603)428-2223
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 225-acre small town campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $4.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5017 per student. Total enrollment: 1,329. Faculty: 130 (53 full-time, 77 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,020 applied, 83% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 13% from top quarter, 42% from top half. 5 class presidents, 22 student government officers. Full-time: 877 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 59 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 16 other countries, 74% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 6% 25 or older, 68% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the New Hampshire College and University Council. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Notification: 9/13, 9/13 for nonresidents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $31,466 includes full-time tuition ($22,366), mandatory fees ($644), and college room and board ($8456). College room only: $4398. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and location. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1065 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $198 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 27 open to all; national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 18% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Campus Activities Board, T.E.A.C.H. (Taking Education Across Children's Horizons), International Student Association. Major annual events: Midnight Madness, Winter Carnival, Spring Fling Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 671 college housing spaces available; 636 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Danforth Library with 100,000 books, 35,000 microform titles, 15,300 serials, 950 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $376,195. 148 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:

The campus is situated in an area abounding in natural beauty. Henniker, a village of 3,200, is located on the Contoocook River in a mountainous area of New Hampshire 85 miles from Boston and 15 miles from Concord, the capital. The campus facilities are located throughout Henniker allowing students easy walking access to stores and restaurants. Alpine skiing and snowboarding are available at Pat's Peak two miles from Henniker. Other outdoor recreational facilities abound in the surrounding area.

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