Palo Alto College: Narrative Description

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1400 West Villaret
San Antonio, TX 78224-2499
Tel: (210)921-5000; Admissions: (210)921-5279; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Alamo Community College District System. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1987. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 7,727. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 1,194 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 50 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 66% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 35% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET required; SAT I or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Area resident tuition: $1140 Full-time. State resident tuition: $2280 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4560 full-time. Mandatory fees: $210 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Catholic Campus Ministries, International Club, Veterinary Technician Association, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano De Aztlan, Phi Theta Kappa. Major annual events: PACFest, PAChanga. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Operations spending 2002-03: $1 million. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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