Roanoke Bible College: Narrative Description

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715 North Poindexter St.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4054
Tel: (252)334-2070
Free: 800-RBC-8980
Admissions: (252)334-2019
Fax: (252)334-2071
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Christian, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1948. Setting: 19-acre small town campus with easy access to Norfolk. Endowment: $2.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $1650 per student. Total enrollment: 177. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 73 applied, 58% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 19% from top quarter, 67% from top half. Full-time: 152 students, 47% women, 53% men. Part-time: 25 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 1 other country, 61% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 20% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 54% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, reference from church, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $12,985 includes full-time tuition ($7360), mandatory fees ($865), and college room and board ($4760). College room only: $2640. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $230 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Most popular organizations: Student Advisory Council, Counseling Club, Drama Club, choral group. Major annual events: Gospel Rally, Prime Time, High School Days. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, controlled dormitory access. 224 college housing spaces available; 128 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Watson-Griffith Library with 28,552 books, 14 microform titles, 211 serials, 6,843 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $113,240. 24 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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