Southwestern Christian College: Narrative Description

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Box 10
200 Bowser St.
Terrell, TX 75160
Tel: (972)524-3341; Admissions: (214)524-3341; Web Site:

Description: Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Church of Christ. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 25-acre small town campus with easy access to Dallas-Fort Worth. Total enrollment: 186. 389 applied, 90% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 12% from top half. Students come from 26 states and territories, 5 other countries, 14% 25 or older, 80% live on campus. Retention: 92% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, part-time degree program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation. Placement: SAT I or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 7/15.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $10. Comprehensive fee: $8624 includes full-time tuition ($4350), mandatory fees ($984), and college room and board ($3290). College room only: $1450.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 41% of eligible men and 33% of eligible women are members. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. Hogan Stewart Learning Center with 25,687 books and 158 serials. 40 computers available on campus for general student use.

Community Environment: Terrell is a suburban community enjoying dry, temperate climate. The city is reached by bus, railroad, and major highways. Community services include many churches representing most major denominations, hospitals, a public library, YMCA, and YWCA. There are theatres, parks, and nearby lakes for water sports. Part-time employment opportunities are limited. Various civic, fraternal and veteran's organizations are active in Terrell. Small city and all necessary items are within walking distance.

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