Reinhardt College: Narrative Description

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7300 Reinhardt College Circle
Waleska, GA 30183-2981
Tel: (770)720-5600
Admissions: (770)720-5526
Fax: (770)720-5602
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with United Methodist Church. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1883. Setting: 600-acre rural campus with easy access to Atlanta. Endowment: $38 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4775 per student. Total enrollment: 1,096. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 958 applied, 52% were admitted. 12% from top 10% of their high school class, 27% from top quarter, 63% from top half. Full-time: 957 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 139 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 21 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 24% 25 or older, 39% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 61% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external 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, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $17,962 includes full-time tuition ($12,000), mandatory fees ($200), and college room and board ($5762). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and location. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $400 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Real Deal, International & Historical Film Society, Student Government Association, SOAR (Student Orientation Leaders), Communication Club. Major annual events: Spring Formal, Homecoming, Spirit Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing designed to accommodate 410 students; 420 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Hill Freeman Library with 48,614 books, 2,140 microform titles, 329 serials, 17,362 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $411,181. 164 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:

Waleska is located on the summit of a ridge, an hour's drive from metropolitan Atlanta. The high altitude assures a crisp, dry atmosphere and a year-round climate never excelled in its healthful and invigorating qualities. The picturesque southern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains surround Waleska.

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