Rocky Mountain College: Narrative Description

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1511 Poly Dr.
Billings, MT 59102-1796
Tel: (406)657-1000
Free: 800-877-6259
Admissions: (406)657-1026
Fax: (406)259-9751
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent interdenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1878. Setting: 60-acre urban campus. Endowment: $12.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6872 per student. Total enrollment: 988. Faculty: 120 (52 full-time, 68 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 802 applied, 81% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 41% from top quarter, 69% from top half. 8 valedictorians, 72 student government officers. Full-time: 881 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 65 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 19 other countries, 29% from out-of-state, 9% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 17% 25 or older, 43% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 75% 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, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: ACT. Required for some: essay, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $20,195 includes full-time tuition ($14,500), mandatory fees ($215), and college room and board ($5480). College room only: $2608. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $605 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $60 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: Sojourners, Equestrian Club, Oysters, STARs, Martial Arts Club. Major annual events: homecoming, Candlelight Dinner, campus-wide holiday dinners. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, controlled dormitory access, security cameras. 477 college housing spaces available; 407 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Paul M. Adams Memorial Library with 42,674 books, 12,666 microform titles, 324 serials, 1,613 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $214,025. 104 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.

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