Peninsula College: Narrative Description

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1502 East Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362-2779
Tel: (360)452-9277
Admissions: (360)417-6225
Fax: (360)457-8100
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 75-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 4,132. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 164 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,492 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 2,640 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 5 other countries, 3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 66% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, industrial electronics, business computer systems programs, massage therapy. Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET or ACT COMPASS required; SAT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2400 full-time, $72.25 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $2789 full-time, $85.45 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $130 full-time, $2.90 per credit part-time, $13.25 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, SAGE (Students Advocating Global Environmentalism). Student services: women's center. Campus security: 8-hour patrols by trained security personnel. 86 college housing spaces available. Option: coed housing available. 33,736 books and 383 serials. 38 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Called the gateway to Olympic National Park, Port Angeles is a popular resort and tourist area located between the Olympic Mountains and Strait of Juan de Fuca. The area enjoys temperate climate with temperature ranges from 30 to 80 degrees. Average rainfall is 22.8 inches. The city may be reached by airlines and highways. There are libraries, churches representing many denominations, a YMCA, and a modern hospital. Local recreation includes theatres, parks, concerts, plays, swimming, golf, skiing, bowling, hiking, crabbing, fishing, sailing and other sports. The community has many civic organizations, a symphony orchestra, choral and theater groups.

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