Salem International University: Narrative Description

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223 West Main St., PO Box 500
Salem, WV 26426-0500
Tel: (304)782-5011
Free: 800-283-4562
Admissions: (304)782-5336
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1888. Setting: 300-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 568. Faculty: 49 (33 full-time, 16 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 251 applied, 99% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 59% from top half. 1 valedictorian. Full-time: 359 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 84 students, 40% women, 60% men. Students come from 33 states and territories, 17 other countries, 56% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 39% international, 11% 25 or older, 64% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: biological/life sciences; education; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: modular. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at West Virginia Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.00 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $14,980 includes full-time tuition ($9500), mandatory fees ($940), and college room and board ($4540). College room only: $1600.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 30% of eligible men and 30% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: National Honor Society, Humanics Student Association, Equestrian Club, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, LIGHT. Major annual events: Homecoming, Spring Fling, Winterfest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 644 college housing spaces available; 244 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Benedum Library with 179,918 books, 278,224 microform titles, 398 serials, 827 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $179,788. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Tucked into a quiet valley, Salem-Teikyo University is surrounded by the scenic mountains for which West Virginia is known. Nearby parks provide excellent hiking, biking, white water rafting, skiing and fishing locations. Although the atmosphere is rural, students are within minutes of shopping malls, cinemas, fine restaurants, and the Benedum Airport. There is easy access to metropolitan areas such as Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and New York.

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