Paul Quinn College: Narrative Description

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3837 Simpson-Stuart Rd.
Dallas, TX 75241-4331
Tel: (214)376-1000
Free: 800-237-2648
Admissions: (214)302-3575
Fax: (214)302-3559
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Independent African Methodist Episcopal, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1872. Setting: 132-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $1.5 million. Total enrollment: 871. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 3,221 applied, 27% were admitted. 49% from top quarter of their high school class, 50% from top half. 3 National Merit Scholars, 10 class presidents, 5 valedictorians, 50 student government officers. Full-time: 732 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 139 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 94% black, 0.1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 20% 25 or older, 35% live on campus. Retention: 42% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Texas State Technical Institute-Waco Campus.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $9050 includes full-time tuition ($4180), mandatory fees ($1070), and college room and board ($3800). College room only: $1400.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 5 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 40% of eligible men and 45% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Ambassadors, NAACP. Major annual events: Homecoming, Seniorfest. Student services: health clinic. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 450 college housing spaces available; 372 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Zale Library with 87,000 books and 167 serials. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Texas at Dallas.

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