North Idaho College: Narrative Description

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1000 West Garden Ave.
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814-2199
Tel: (208)769-3300; 877-404-4536
Admissions: (208)769-3303
Fax: (208)769-3273
E-mail: [email protected]
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1933. Setting: 42-acre small town campus. Endowment: $4.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3874 per student. Total enrollment: 4,519. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 1,855 applied, 100% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 24% from top quarter, 52% from top half. Full-time: 2,764 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 1,755 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 16 other countries, 8% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 0.4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 36% 25 or older, 12% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Lewis-Clark State College, University of Idaho.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, county residency certificate. Placement: SAT or ACT, ACT ASSET, ACT COMPASS recommended; ACT ASSET, ACT COMPASS required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/20.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $1068 full-time, $67 per credit part-time. State resident tuition: $2068 full-time, $129 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5620 full-time, $351 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $820 full-time, $820 per year part-time. College room and board: $5010. College room only: $3210.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Ski Club, Fusion, Baptist student ministries, Journalism Club, Phi Theta Kappa. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 202 college housing spaces available; 180 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Molstead Library Computer Center with 60,893 books, 751 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $771,133. 145 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Coeur d'Alene is located on the north shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene, 33 miles east of Spokane, Washington. The area is a popular resort for summer and winter events. Two major ski areas are only minutes away from downtown and the lake offers many water sports activities. Average summer high temperature is 82 degrees and average summer lows are 51 degrees, average winter high temperature is 38 degrees and the average low is 26 degrees. There is an average of 50 inches of snow each year and total average precipitation is 26 inches. Transportation facilities for the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene area include bus, train and airline. Facilities of the community include library, hospital, county health unit and active civic clubs. The college hosts art and music programs for the community in its 1,200 seat Boswell Hall auditorium. Coeur d'Alene draws its industry from tourism, high tech, forestry products and agricultural. Outdoor sports are boating, biking, hunting, fishing, golfing, water and snow skiing, sailing, windsurfing, swimming, and mountain biking.

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