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Robert Morris College: Narrative Description


401 South State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
Tel: (312)935-6800
Free: 800-RMC-5960
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Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1913. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $32.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $1809 per student. Total enrollment: 5,520. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 3,499 applied, 82% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 18% from top quarter, 45% from top half. Full-time: 5,045 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 475 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 17 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 24% Hispanic, 41% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 37% 25 or older, 2% live on campus, 20% transferred in. Retention: 63% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer/information sciences; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: 5 ten-week academic sessions per year. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $20,640 includes full-time tuition ($14,250) and college room and board ($6390). College room only: $4590. Full-time tuition varies according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1580 per course. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 19 open to all. Most popular organizations: Fitness in Transition, Sigma Beta Delta (honor society), Eagle (newspaper), National Phlebotomy Society, Association for Medical Assistants. Major annual events: Ice Cream Social/Karaoke, African-American and Hispanic-American Heritage Month, St. Patrick's Day Parade. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 119 college housing spaces available; 109 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Thomas Jefferson Library plus 6 others with 121,737 books, 193 serials, 21,011 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $852,694. 1,879 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located in Chicago's Loop, the main campus is in the heart of the downtown business and financial district.

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