Silver Lake College: Narrative Description

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2406 South Alverno Rd.
Manitowoc, WI 54220-9319
Tel: (920)684-6691
Admissions: (920)684-5955
Fax: (920)684-7082
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1869. Setting: 30-acre rural campus with easy access to Milwaukee. Endowment: $5.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5109 per student. Total enrollment: 1,034. Faculty: 162 (41 full-time, 121 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 76 applied, 91% were admitted. 0% from top 10% of their high school class, 15% from top quarter, 31% from top half. Full-time: 222 students, 82% women, 18% men. Part-time: 534 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 1 other country, 3% from out-of-state, 5% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 0.4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 65% 25 or older, 3% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; engineering/engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview, audition. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/31. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Tuition: $16,000 full-time, $500 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to location, program, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, location, and program. College room only: $4250. Room charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Campus Ministry projects, education-related clubs. Major annual events: Martin Luther King Day events, School liturgies, Student Forum meetings. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. 32 college housing spaces available; 28 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. The Erma M. and Theodore M. Zigmunt Library with 60,466 books, 2,161 microform titles, 301 serials, 11,501 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $156,307. 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:

The communities of Manitowoc and Two Rivers were founded in 1838 and are located on the shore of Lake Michigan with convenient access to major Wisconsin cities. This industrial and tourism-based community has 37 churches, 3 modern hospitals, museums, and numerous parks and recreation areas.

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