Royal Military College of Canada: Narrative Description
ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE OF CANADA H-14
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, ON, Canada K7K 7B4
Tel: (613)541-6000; Admissions: (613)541-6000; Fax: (613)542-3565; Web Site: http://www.rmc.ca/
Description: Federally supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1876. Setting: 90-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 2,370. 1,500 applied, 50% were admitted. Students come from 11 provinces and territories, 60% from out-of province, 50% 25 or older. Retention: 84% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: Canadian standard year. ESL program, honors program, distance learning, part-time degree program. Off campus study.
Entrance Requirements: Open admission for part-time students. Option: international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, recommendations, interview, medical, aptitude and physical fitness testing for full-time students; Canadian residency. Entrance: most difficult. Application deadline: 3/12. Notification: 5/15.
Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0.
Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organization: band. Major annual events: Ex-Cadet Weekend, Christmas Ball, Graduation Weekend. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. Massey Library plus 1 other with 300,000 books, 18,000 microform titles, 1,100 serials, 2,510 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page.
Community Environment: Kingston is situated at the confluence of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Since 1673, when it was established as a trading post called Fort Frontenac, it has been of Canadian commercial and geographic importance. Kingston's interest in preserving its historical flavor is exemplified in the restoration of Fort Henry, the key defense of the Kingston Naval Dockyard. Kingston is a very much a university town that enjoys the presence of RMC, Queen's and St. Lawrence Colleges.