Peace College: Narrative Description

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15 East Peace St.
Raleigh, NC 27604-1194
Tel: (919)508-2000; 800-PEACE-47; Admissions: (919)508-2023; Fax: (919)508-2328; Web Site:

Description: Independent, 4-year, women only, affiliated with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1857. Setting: 19-acre urban campus. Endowment: $43.3 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $5370 per student. Total enrollment: 701. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 717 applied, 35% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 62% from top half. 4 valedictorians. Full-time: 668 students. Part-time: 33 students. 63% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 13% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 83% 25 or older, 82% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 71% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/communication technologies; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at members of the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges Consortium. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,407 includes full-time tuition ($16,881) and college room and board ($6526). Part-time tuition: $400 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Peace Student Christian Association, Recreation Association, Human Resources Society, Psychology Club. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Spring Fling, Stunt Night. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 500 college housing spaces available; 350 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: women-only housing available. Lucy Cooper Finch Library with 51,118 books, 2,000 microform titles, 3,900 serials, 1,200 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $221,500. 45 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Peace College is located in downtown Raleigh, NC, the state's political, education, and cultural center. The State Capitol, Legislative Building, State Library, and museums lie within a few blocks of campus. Shopping centers, restaurants, coffee shops and clubs are within a 10-block radius. Six other colleges and universities are located in the Raleigh area. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University are within 25 miles of Peace. Numerous classical and popular concerts, dramatic presentations, and other cultural activities are available on campus, in the community, and in the surrounding Research Triangle Park area.

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