Sheldon Jackson College: Narrative Description
SHELDON JACKSON COLLEGE K-15
801 Lincoln St.
Sitka, AK 99835-7699
Web Site: http://www.sj-alaska.edu/
Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1878. Setting: 320-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $7319 per student. Total enrollment: 274. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 198 applied, 71% were admitted. Full-time: 135 students, 70% women, 30% men. Part-time: 139 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 26 states and territories, 49% from out-of-state, 26% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 5% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 24% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.
Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to Alaska natives.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $18,500 includes full-time tuition ($10,600), mandatory fees ($600), and college room and board ($7300). College room only: $3700. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $355 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and degree level.
Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: Fly Fishing Club, basketball, American Sign Language, American Fisheries Society, Student Ethnic Association. Major annual events: Fall Talent Show, Founders' Day, Spring Expo. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. 180 college housing spaces available; 72 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Stratton Library with 46,000 books, 3 microform titles, 150 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $104,181. 60 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.
Campus is located in Sitka on Baranof Island, Part of Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska. A mild marine climate keeps Sitka cool in summer and warm in the winter. Rainfall is slightly less than 100 inches per year. Sitka is Alaska's fifth largest city with a population of about 9,000 people. It supports a sizable business community including clothing stores, sporting goods, record stores, movie theater, convention center, museums, radio stations, local TV station, and a number of excellent restaurants. Access is by jet, plane, or ferry.
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