Philadelphia Biblical University: Narrative Description

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200 Manor Ave.
Langhorne, PA 19047-2990
Tel: (215)752-5800
Free: 800-366-0049
Admissions: (215)702-4550
Fax: (215)752-5812
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent nondenominational, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1913. Setting: 105-acre suburban campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Endowment: $5.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5529 per student. Total enrollment: 1,372. Faculty: 147 (52 full-time, 95 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 416 applied, 74% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 78% from top half. Full-time: 909 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 113 students, 37% women, 63% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 49% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 11% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 20% 25 or older, 52% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; social sciences and history; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Bucks County Community College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $20,600 includes full-time tuition ($14,180), mandatory fees ($320), and college room and board ($6100). College room only: $3000. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, location, and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $427 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, location, and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 17 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Theological Society, Student Missionary Fellowship, Cultural Awareness Association, University Social Committee, Student Senate. Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Formal, Missions Conference. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 527 college housing spaces available; 517 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Masland Learning Resource Center with 96,988 books, 63,703 microform titles, 733 serials, 13,740 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $696,960. 85 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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