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Richard Bland College of the College of William and Mary: Narrative Description


11301 Johnson Rd.
Petersburg, VA 23805-7100
Tel: (804)862-6100
Admissions: (804)862-6225
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of College of William and Mary. Awards transfer associate degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 712-acre rural campus with easy access to Richmond. Endowment: $377,780. Educational spending 2003-04: $3579 per student. Total enrollment: 1,409. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 651 applied, 85% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 23% from top quarter, 69% from top half. Full-time: 778 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 631 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 19% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 18% 25 or older, 7% transferred in. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Option: Peterson's Universal Application. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, ACT COMPASS. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2350 full-time, $91 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9608 full-time, $398 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $170 full-time, $4 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 13 open to all; local fraternities. Most popular organizations: RBC Newspaper, Multicultural Alliance, student government, Spanish Club, Biology Club. Major annual events: Spring Fling, Fall Orientation, International Forum. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Richard Bland College Library with 91,000 books, 33,000 microform titles, 9,000 serials, 2,400 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $319,682. 128 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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