North Georgia College & State University: Narrative Description

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82 College Circle
Dahlonega, GA 30597
Tel: (706)864-1400
Free: 800-498-9581
Admissions: (706)864-2885
Fax: (706)864-1478
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University System of Georgia. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1873. Setting: 140-acre small town campus with easy access to Atlanta. Endowment: $258.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5108 per student. Total enrollment: 4,552. Faculty: 315 (185 full-time, 130 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 2,103 applied, 60% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 53% from top quarter, 85% from top half. Full-time: 3,227 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 787 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 46 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 20% 25 or older, 37% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, proof of immunization, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $2322 full-time, $97 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9290 full-time, $388 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $622 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $4408. College room only: $2204. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 106 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, College Union Board, Resident Student Affairs Board, Baptist Student Union. Major annual events: Parents'/Alumni Weekend, Homecoming, Honors' Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 963 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Stewart Library with 146,888 books, 761,477 microform titles, 2,548 serials, 3,151 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1 million. 470 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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