Northwest Christian College: Narrative Description

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828 East 11th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401-3745
Tel: (541)343-1641; 877-463-6622
Admissions: (541)684-7210
Fax: (541)684-7317
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Independent Christian, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1895. Setting: 8-acre urban campus with easy access to Portland. Endowment: $12.7 million. Total enrollment: 459. Faculty: 62 (19 full-time, 43 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 200 applied, 68% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 65% from top half. Full-time: 252 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 141 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 1 other country, 10% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 46% 25 or older, 11% transferred in. Retention: 63% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; psychology. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at University of Oregon, Lane Community College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $24,298 includes full-time tuition ($18,210), mandatory fees ($170), and college room and board ($5918). College room only: $2512. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $607 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: Praise Gathering, Spirit Club, Teachers for Tomorrow, Environmental Club, Drama Club. Major annual events: Spirit Week, Spring Formal, May Day Olympics. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, late-night patrols by trained security personnel. 213 college housing spaces available; 130 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Kellenberger Library with 60,250 books, 766 microform titles, 261 serials, 10,367 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 40 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.

Community Environment:

See University of Oregon.

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