Practical Bible College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 601
Bible School Park, NY 13737-0601
Tel: (607)729-1581; 800-331-4137; Admissions: (607)729-1581; Fax: (607)729-2962; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent nondenominational, 4-year, specialized, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1900. Setting: 22-acre suburban campus with easy access to Syracuse. Educational spending 2002-03: $14,373 per student. Total enrollment: 293. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 98 applied, 53% were admitted. 1% from top 10% of their high school class, 27% from top quarter, 61% from top half. Students come from 13 states and territories, 4 other countries, 23% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 1% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 22% 25 or older, 61% live on campus. Retention: 84% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations, references, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, ACT. Required for some: essay. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $13,410 includes full-time tuition ($8060), mandatory fees ($700), and college room and board ($4650).

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Missionary Fellowship, Student Wives Fellowship, Student Life Committee, Married Couples Fellowship. Major annual events: Annual Missions Conference, Fall Bible Conference, Prayer Days. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 300 college housing spaces available. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Alice E. Chatlos Library with 77,000 books, 8,494 microform titles, 644 serials, 8,500 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $125,317. 12 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.