Notre Dame College: Narrative Description

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4545 College Rd.
South Euclid, OH 44121-4293
Tel: (216)381-1680
Free: 800-632-1680
Admissions: (216)373-5214
Fax: (216)381-3802
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1922. Setting: 53-acre suburban campus with easy access to Cleveland. Endowment: $5.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4913 per student. Total enrollment: 1,299. Faculty: 87 (27 full-time, 60 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 621 applied, 64% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 28% from top quarter, 63% from top half. Full-time: 505 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 494 students, 78% women, 22% men. Students come from 14 states and territories, 17 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 25% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 51% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Northeast Ohio Commission on Higher Education. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $24,810 includes full-time tuition ($17,800), mandatory fees ($550), and college room and board ($6460). College room only: $3210. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and degree level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $405 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, course load, and degree level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 32 open to all. Most popular organizations: Undergraduate Student Senate, Resident Association Board, International Students/Multicultural Club, IHOP (I Help Other People), Bowling Club. Major annual events: Christmas Happening, Finals Week Stress Free Zone, All-Campus Picnic. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 336 college housing spaces available; 328 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Clara Fritzsche Library with 14,770 microform titles, 9,983 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $238,762. 65 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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