Sojourner-Douglass College: Narrative Description

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500 North Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21205-1814
Tel: (410)276-0306
Fax: (410)675-1810
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees (offers only evening and weekend programs). Founded 1980. Setting: 15-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,124. Full-time: 714 students, 85% women, 15% men. Part-time: 346 students, 82% women, 18% men. 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 98% black, 95% 25 or older. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, interview, resume. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $6000 full-time, $333 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $190 full-time, $95 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. 10,000 books and 25 serials. 16 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 school is located in the heart of Baltimore, which is in the center of Maryland and accessible from every major state highway. The metropolitan area extends into five adjacent counties: Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Harford, and Howard. The area has more than 1,000 different employers, primarily in the high technology and service industries. Recreational facilities are ample and can be found both on campus and in several public parks and indoor facilities.

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