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Redeemer University College: Narrative Description


777 Garner Rd. East
Ancaster, ON, Canada L9K 1J4
Tel: (905)648-2131
Fax: (905)648-2134
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent interdenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1980. Setting: 78-acre small town campus with easy access to Toronto. Endowment: $2.1 million. Research spending 2003-04: $293,580. Educational spending 2003-04: $16,510 per student. Total enrollment: 876. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 345 applied, 98% were admitted. Students come from 8 provinces and territories, 10 other countries, 9% 25 or older, 56% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at University of Guelph, Ridgetown College, Redeemer in France. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, personal reference. Required for some: interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 5/31. Notification: continuous. Preference given to Christians.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35 Canadian dollars. Tuition, fee, and room and board charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Comprehensive fee: $16,015 includes full-time tuition ($10,606), mandatory fees ($393), and college room and board ($5016). Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1061 per course. Part-time mandatory fees: $39 per course.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 28 open to all. Most popular organizations: Church in the Box, mission trips, Bible study groups, choir, intramurals. Major annual events: Angels and Mortals, Mainstage Productions, Midnight Breakfast. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, path lighting. 470 college housing spaces available; 452 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Redeemer College Library with 117,404 books, 350 serials, 2,153 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $453,980. 35 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Redeemer University College is located just inside the southwestern corner of the town of Ancaster (population 16,542), Ontario, which is adjacent to Hamilton (population 307,690), on its southwest side. It is readily accessible by road or air transportation. The nearest international airport is at Toronto, 50 miles to the northeast. Ancaster is mainly a residential community for the large Hamilton industrial base, mainly the steel industry and related secondary industries. Hamilton is well provided with modern cultural and sport facilities.

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