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Roberts Wesleyan College: Narrative Description


2301 Westside Dr.
Rochester, NY 14624-1997
Tel: (585)594-6000
Free: 800-777-4RWC
Admissions: (585)594-6400
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Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Free Methodist Church of North America. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1866. Setting: 75-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $11.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $8300 per student. Total enrollment: 1,926. Faculty: 196 (90 full-time, 106 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 703 applied, 82% were admitted. 26% from top 10% of their high school class, 56% from top quarter, 85% from top half. 15 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,242 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 134 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 19 other countries, 18% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 23% 25 or older, 69% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Rochester Area Colleges, Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 2/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $24,352 includes full-time tuition ($18,350), mandatory fees ($974), and college room and board ($5028). College room only: $2026. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $402 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Habitat for Humanity, Foot of the Cross, Radiant Light, Nursing Club, Drama Club. Major annual events: Spring Formal, Winter Weekend, Homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour Resident Life staff on-call. 792 college housing spaces available; 756 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Ora A. Sprague Library with 123,434 books, 171,162 microform titles, 1,057 serials, 3,895 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $774,430. 170 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:

North Chili is a suburb of Rochester, New York. A municipal airport and bus service and railroad provide transportation to Rochester which has all major transportation facilities, as well as community services, public library, museums, art gallery, and hospitals. Part-time employment is available for students. Local recreational facilities include skiing, skating, tennis, swimming and golf.

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