Quincy University: Narrative Description

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1800 College Ave.
Quincy, IL 62301-2699
Tel: (217)222-8020
Free: 800-688-4295
Admissions: (217)228-5210
Fax: (217)228-5479
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.quincy.edu/


Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1860. Setting: 75-acre small town campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $4072 per student. Total enrollment: 1,294. Faculty: 131 (46 full-time, 85 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,076 applied, 92% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 28% from top quarter, 62% from top half. Full-time: 940 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 146 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 6 other countries, 28% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 15% 25 or older, 77% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, 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, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,375 includes full-time tuition ($17,140), mandatory fees ($510), and college room and board ($5725). College room only: $3410. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $460 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $10 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 41 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 15% of eligible men and 28% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, campus ministry, Student Programming Board, BACCHUS, Students in Free Enterprise. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Hawk Pride Weekend, Mothers' Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 833 college housing spaces available; 614 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Brenner Library with 239,983 books, 187,438 microform titles, 694 serials, 4,383 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $397,828. 190 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:

The University is located in a residential section of Quincy, a city of 50,000, located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. It is within easy traveling distance of St. Louis (2 1/2 hours), Kansas City (4 hours), and Chicago (4 hours).

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