Piedmont College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 10
165 Central Ave.
Demorest, GA 30535-0010
Tel: (706)778-3000; 800-277-7020; Admissions: (706)776-0103; Fax: (706)776-6635; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.piedmont.edu/

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with United Church of Christ. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and postmaster's certificates. Founded 1897. Setting: 115-acre rural campus with easy access to Atlanta. Endowment: $42.8 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $9317 per student. Total enrollment: 2,159. Faculty: 195 (93 full-time, 102 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 542 applied, 54% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 37% from top quarter, 71% from top half. Full-time: 858 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 152 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 24 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 7% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 35% 25 or older, 16% live on campus, 16% transferred in. Retention: 73% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Piedmont College, Athens, Georgia. Study abroad program.

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

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $18,200 includes full-time tuition ($13,500) and college room and board ($4700). College room only: $2450. Full-time tuition varies according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $562.50 per hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Student Georgia Association of Educators, Students In Free Enterprise, Psychology Club, Alternatives. Major annual events: Homecoming, Welcome Back Blowout, Spring Formal. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 400 college housing spaces available; 378 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Arrendale Library with 116,750 books, 48,462 microform titles, 366 serials, 725 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $230,000. 100 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: Demorest, located in Habersham County in the northeastern corner of Georgia, is in the foothills of the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. The climate is considered unusually healthful. Buses serve the area with rail service in Toccoa, eighteen miles away and Hart-field International Airport in Atlanta, 75 miles southwest by major highway.

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