Southeastern College of the Assemblies of God: Narrative Description

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1000 Longfellow Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33801-6099
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Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Assemblies of God. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1935. Setting: 62-acre suburban campus with easy access to Tampa and Orlando. Endowment: $1.8 million. Total enrollment: 1,964. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 509 applied, 86% were admitted. Students come from 44 states and territories, 40% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 6% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 10% 25 or older, 60% live on campus. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; psychology; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations. Required for some: essay, interview. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $15,610 includes full-time tuition ($9900), mandatory fees ($240), and college room and board ($5470). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $413 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 21 open to all. Most popular organizations: Spanish Club, travel music groups, Impact (cross-cultural awareness), Psyche, Student Broadcast Organization. Major annual events: Homecoming, College Days. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,200 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Steelman Library plus 3 others with 96,000 books, 490 serials, and an OPAC. 40 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.

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