Saint Joseph's College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 850
Rensselaer, IN 47978
Tel: (219)866-6000; 800-447-8781; Admissions: (219)866-6170; Fax: (219)866-6122; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1889. Setting: 180-acre small town campus with easy access to Chicago. Endowment: $8 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $5718 per student. Total enrollment: 998. Faculty: 85 (54 full-time, 31 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,169 applied, 76% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 65% from top half. 4 valedictorians. Full-time: 842 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 156 students, 80% women, 20% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 3 other countries, 29% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 5% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 13% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 69% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: essay, recommendations. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 10/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 10/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $25,460 includes full-time tuition ($19,000), mandatory fees ($160), and college room and board ($6300). Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $640 per credit.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 45 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Association, Student Senate, Student Union, Campus Ministry, Business Club. Major annual events: Little 500, Homecoming Weekend, Little Siblings Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 849 college housing spaces available; 703 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Robinson Memorial Library with 157,481 books, 63,979 microform titles, 498 serials, 22,416 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $406,106. 69 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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