Newbury College: Narrative Description

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129 Fisher Ave.
Brookline, MA 02445
Tel: (617)730-7000
Free: 800-NEW-BURY
Admissions: (617)730-7007
Fax: (617)731-9618
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 10-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $4.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3600 per student. Total enrollment: 1,161. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,680 applied, 80% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 21% from top quarter, 54% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 1 class president, 40 student government officers. Full-time: 815 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 346 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 30 other countries, 15% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 17% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 10% 25 or older, 47% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer/information sciences; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, 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. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, SAT or ACT. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous until 8/1, 1/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $300. Comprehensive fee: $24,350 includes full-time tuition ($15,500), mandatory fees ($600), and college room and board ($8250). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $490 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, course load, and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Newbury College Programming Board, Inn Keepers Club, Speech and Debate Team, International Student Organization. Major annual events: Family Day, Multicultural Week, Spring Formal. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 450 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Newbury College Library plus 1 other with 32,500 books, 1,115 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $620,000. 85 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The main campus of Newbury College is nestled in a beautiful residential section of Brookline, Massachusetts, just 4 miles from downtown Boston, and easily accessible by public transportation.

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