Pine Manor College: Narrative Description

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400 Heath St.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Tel: (617)731-7000
Free: 800-762-1357
Admissions: (617)731-7104
Fax: (617)731-7199
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, 4-year, women only. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1911. Setting: 65-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $11.7 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5755 per student. Total enrollment: 478. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 478 applied, 75% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 23% from top quarter, 49% from top half. Full-time: 473 students. Part-time: 5 students. Students come from 26 states and territories, 24 other countries, 24% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 21% Hispanic, 32% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 9% international, 13% 25 or older, 74% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Marine Studies Consortium, Boston College, Babson College. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to students from colleges with whom PMC has an articulation agreement.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,794 includes full-time tuition ($14,544), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($9000). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition: $430 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

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 Association, ALANA, LOVES (Ladies of Various Ebony Shades), CVSA (Cape Veraean Student Alliance), Campus Activities Board. Major annual events: Family and Friends Weekend, Fall Fest Weekend, Spring Formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 481 college housing spaces available; 371 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: women-only housing available. Annenberg Library with 65,359 books, 62,027 microform titles, 313 serials, 1,907 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $307,946. 126 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.