Our Lady of the Lake College: Narrative Description

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7434 Perkins Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Tel: (225)768-1700; 877-242-3509
Fax: (225)768-1726
Web Site: http://www.ololcollege.edu/


Independent Roman Catholic, 4-year, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1990. Setting: 5-acre suburban campus with easy access to New Orleans. Educational spending 2003-04: $6782 per student. Total enrollment: 1,990. Faculty: 134 (65 full-time, 69 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 241 applied, 91% were admitted. Students come from 3 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 20% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Retention: 55% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; biological/life sciences; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Off campus study. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for professional programs. Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, ACT, ACT ASSET. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Tuition: $6780 full-time, $226 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $500 full-time, $75 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 2 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Cultural Arts Association, Christian Fellowship Association, Mathematics/Science Association. Major annual events: Welcoming Ceremony, Spring Student Social, Fall Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 12,409 books, 328 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $350,000. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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