Saint Augustine's College: Narrative Description

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1315 Oakwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27604-2298
Tel: (919)516-4000
Free: 800-948-1126
Admissions: (919)516-4012
Fax: (919)516-4415
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Independent Episcopal, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1867. Setting: 105-acre urban campus. Endowment: $17.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4813 per student. Total enrollment: 1,395. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,229 applied, 55% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 39% from top quarter, 74% from top half. Full-time: 1,333 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 62 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 17 other countries, 1% Hispanic, 91% black, 7% international, 12% 25 or older, 62% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer/information sciences; social sciences and history; parks and recreation. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Meredith College, North Carolina State University, Peace College, Shaw University. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, medical history, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $15,700 includes full-time tuition ($8138), mandatory fees ($2250), and college room and board ($5312). College room only: $3020. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $435 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $95 per credit. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 45 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 6% of eligible men and 12% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: chorale group, jazz band, International Student Organization. Major annual events: Opening Convocation, CIAA Tournament, career/job fairs. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 1,029 college housing spaces available; 856 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Prezell R. Robinson Library with 76,000 books, 3 microform titles, 415 serials, 300 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $374,162. 130 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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