Newport Business Institute (Lower Burrell): Narrative Description

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945 Greensburg Rd.
Lower Burrell, PA 15068-3929
Tel: (724)339-7542
Free: 800-752-7695
Fax: (724)339-2950
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Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1895. Setting: 4-acre small town campus with easy access to Pittsburgh. Research spending 2003-04: $2000. Educational spending 2003-04: $200 per student. Total enrollment: 89. 29 applied, 66% were admitted. Full-time: 89 students, 85% women, 15% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0% Hispanic, 7% black, 0% international, 40% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Advanced placement, self-designed majors, double major, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $6900 full-time, $580 per course part-time. Mandatory fees: $1400 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: student services, Returning Adults Club, new student mentoring, peer liaison. Major annual events: Blood Drive, Commencement, Bring-a-Friend Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: security system. College housing not available. Jean H. Mullen Memorial Library with 962 books and 18 serials. 85 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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