Ohio Valley College: Narrative Description

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One Campus View Dr.
Vienna, WV 26105-8000
Tel: (304)865-6000; 877-446-8668
Admissions: (304)865-6203
Fax: (304)865-6001
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ovc.edu/


Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Church of Christ. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 299-acre small town campus. Endowment: $931,240. Educational spending 2003-04: $12,057 per student. Total enrollment: 520. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 242 applied, 88% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 31% from top quarter, 57% from top half. 2 valedictorians, 21 student government officers. Full-time: 472 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 48 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 12 other countries, 53% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 77% 25 or older, 60% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 61% 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, ESL program, advanced placement, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: recommendations. Required for some: essay, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadlines: 8/15, 9/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 10/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $17,392 includes full-time tuition ($10,740), mandatory fees ($1272), and college room and board ($5380). College room only: $2930. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $392 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $55 per credit hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 76% of eligible men and 75% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Mission Club, Women for Christ, SIFE, Ambassadors, Black Student Union. Major annual events: Expressions, Winter Banquet, Spring Banquet. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. 400 college housing spaces available; 247 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Icy Belle Library with 34,000 books, 48,279 microform titles, 455 serials, 6,303 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $157,799. 34 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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