Southwestern Assemblies of God University: Narrative Description

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1200 Sycamore St.
Waxahachie, TX 75165-2397
Tel: (972)937-4010; 888-937-7248; Admissions: (972)937-4010; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, specialized, coed, affiliated with Assemblies of God. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1927. Setting: 70-acre small town campus with easy access to Dallas. Endowment: $853,777. Educational spending 2002-03: $1485 per student. Total enrollment: 1,676. 1,676 applied, 34% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 19% from top quarter, 40% from top half. Students come from 42 states and territories, 35% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 24% 25 or older, 55% live on campus. Retention: 61% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; liberal arts/general studies; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, medical history, evidence of approved Christian character, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $12,900 includes full-time tuition ($7800), mandatory fees ($630), and college room and board ($4470). College room only: $3000.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Gold Jackets/Blazers, intramurals, Mission Association, Student Congress, SOCS. Major annual events: homecoming, Class Night, All-School Picnic. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: coed housing available. P. C. Nelson Memorial Library plus 1 other with 110,000 books, 600 serials, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $110,773. 45 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Population 20,000, Waxahachie is the capital of Ellis County. It is located 28 miles south of Dallas and 40 miles southeast of Fort Worth. The area can be reached by rail, bus, and major highways. Community facilities include a medical center, a hospital and health clinic, many churches of various denominations, and several civic and fraternal organizations. Local recreation includes baseball, bowling, golf, hunting, boating, and fishing. Apartments and part-time employment are available.

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