Snow College: Narrative Description

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150 East College Ave.
Ephraim, UT 84627-1203
Tel: (435)283-7000; Admissions: (435)283-7321; Fax: (435)283-6879; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Utah System of Higher Education. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1888. Setting: 50-acre rural campus. Endowment: $3.8 million. Research spending 2002-03: $21,046. Educational spending 2002-03: $3194 per student. Total enrollment: 2,990. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 2,038 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,448 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 542 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 55 states and territories, 10 other countries, 11% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 22% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 6/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $1370 Full-time, $136 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6072 Full-time, $552 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $300 full-time, $15 per credit hour part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, location, and program. College room and board: $3800. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organizations: Drama Club, Latter-Day Saints Singers, Dead Cats Society, Associated Women Students, Associated Men Students. Major annual events: homecoming, Snow King/Miss Snow, Earth Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols. Option: coed housing available. Lucy Phillips Library with 31,911 books, 53,351 microform titles, 1,870 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $633,709. 220 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Ephraim is a small, rural, college town located in central Utah. The area has a moderate climate with four definite seasons. The community is reached by bus lines and Highway 89. The city has four churches in the immediate vicinity and others in the surrounding area, a hospital 13 miles distant, and a clinic in the town. Public restaurants, motels, and limited entertainment facilities are available. Student housing and part-time employments opportunities are available in the community. Local recreation includes boating, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, golf, and winter sports. The county fairs and local festivities highlight the heritages of local communities.