Piedmont Baptist College: Narrative Description

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716 Franklin St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101-5197
Tel: (336)725-8344; 800-937-5097; Admissions: (336)725-8344; Fax: (336)725-5522; Web Site: http://www.pbc.edu/

Description: Independent Baptist, comprehensive, specialized, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 12-acre urban campus. Endowment: $288,000. Educational spending 2002-03: $4380 per student. Total enrollment: 273. 73 applied, 79% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 69% from top half. 46% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 2% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 29% 25 or older, 32% live on campus. Retention: 68% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, medical history, proof of immunization, ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Placement: ACT required. Entrance: non-competitive. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 12/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $12,900 includes full-time tuition ($7780), mandatory fees ($600), and college room and board ($4520). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $325 per hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time and course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: Piedmont Missions Fellowship, Piedmont Preachers Fellowship, Piedmont Educators' Fellowship, Piedmont Music Fellowship, Student Government Association. Major annual events: Annual Fall Missions Conference, Candlelight Carols, Mid-Winter Bible Conference. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, security guards on duty during evening hours. 156 college housing spaces available; 129 were occupied in 2002-03. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. George Manuel Memorial Library with 50,000 books and 204 serials. Operations spending 2002-03: $105,725. 26 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Wake Forest University.

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