Patrick Henry College: Narrative Description

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One Patrick Henry Circle
Purcellville, VA 20132
Tel: (540)338-1776; Admissions: (540)338-1776; Fax: (540)338-8707; Web Site:

Description: Independent nondenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1999. Setting: 106-acre small town campus with easy access to Washington, DC. Educational spending 2002-03: $19,249 per student. Total enrollment: 260. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 136 applied, 86% were admitted. 1% from top 10% of their high school class, 1% from top quarter, 50% from top half. 3 National Merit Scholars, 1 valedictorian. Full-time: 237 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 23 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 43 states and territories, 87% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 0% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 2% 25 or older, 94% live on campus, 0.4% transferred in. Retention: 68% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; education. Calendar: semesters.

Entrance Requirements: Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, interview, SAT I or ACT. Application deadline: 4/1. Notification: 5/1.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $200. Comprehensive fee: $19,925 includes full-time tuition ($14,320), mandatory fees ($325), and college room and board ($5280). Part-time tuition: $450 per credit.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 13 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, intramural athletics, debate, intercollegiate soccer, drama troupe. Major annual events: Town Hall, drama presentations, Serve America. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, after hours patrols by trained security personnel. 312 college housing spaces available; 230 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available.

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