Rainy River Community College: Narrative Description

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1501 Hwy. 71
International Falls, MN 56649
Tel: (218)285-7722
Free: 800-456-3996
Admissions: (218)285-2207
Fax: (218)285-2239
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rrcc.mnscu.edu/


State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 80-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 384. 230 applied, 100% were admitted. Students come from 8 states and territories, 3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 18% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 54% 25 or older, 10% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: CPT required; ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2795 full-time, $116.46 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $408 full-time, $16.98 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: Anishinaabe Student Coalition, Student Senate, Black Student Association. Major annual events: Awareness Week, Diversity Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Option: coed housing available. Rainy River Community College Library with 20,000 books and an OPAC. 70 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located on the Rainy River, which is the Minnesota-Ontario border. International Falls (population 8,000) is the supply point for an immense wilderness region famous for hunting, fishing and canoe trips. It is also an important port of entry from Ontario vacation country. Community facilities include complete church representation, good medical services, downtown and mall shopping areas, and numerous service organizations. Because of the great influx of summer tourists, many part-time jobs are available. Millions of acres are in the wilderness including Voyageurs National Park, which is close to International Falls. Rainy Lake, the biggest tourist attraction in the area, is 3 miles from town and features year-round good fishing. Other sports are swimming, water skiing, camping, hunting, boating and winter sports.

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