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Post University: Narrative Description


800 Country Club Rd.
Waterbury, CT 06723-2540
Tel: (203)596-4500
Free: 800-345-2562
Admissions: (203)596-4510
Fax: (203)756-5810
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Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1890. Setting: 70-acre suburban campus with easy access to Hartford. Endowment: $1.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4094 per student. Total enrollment: 1,198. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,509 applied, 65% were admitted. Full-time: 689 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 509 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 15 other countries, 21% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 18% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 43% 25 or older, 54% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters (modular courses offered in the evening). Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $26,750 includes full-time tuition ($18,150), mandatory fees ($650), and college room and board ($7950). Part-time tuition: $605 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to class time and course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Post Theatrical Players, Resident Hall Council, Student Government Association, Program Board. Major annual events: homecoming, Sepring Semi-Formal, Winterfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 410 college housing spaces available; 372 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Trauriq Library and Resource Center with 85,000 books, 75,158 microform titles, 500 serials, 1,027 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $208,143. 70 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:

Waterbury is a city of approximately 110,000, located in the northwest part of the state. There are three other colleges in the area and 15 other institutions of higher learning within a 30-minute drive. The Greater Waterbury area offers ample opportunities for cultural, athletic, and recreational activities.

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