Somerset Christian College: Narrative Description

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10 Liberty Square
PO Box 9035
Zarephath, NJ 08890-9035
Tel: (732)356-1595; 800-234-9305; Admissions: (732)356-1595; Fax: (732)356-4846; Web Site:

Description: Independent religious, 2-year, specialized, coed. Awards transfer associate degrees. Founded 1908. Total enrollment: 142. 93 applied, 96% were admitted. Students come from 3 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 26% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 95% 25 or older. Retention: 13% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters plus 'FastTrack' semesters. Part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, recommendations. Required for some: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 9/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Tuition: $3840 full-time, $160 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $120 full-time, $160 per credit part-time, $60.

Collegiate Environment: Student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organization: Nursing Home Visitation. Major annual events: chapels, Convocation, picnics. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. Arthur K. White Library with 60,000 books, 95 serials, 150 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page.

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