Southwestern College: Narrative Description

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100 College St.
Winfield, KS 67156-2499
Tel: (620)229-6000; 800-846-1543; Admissions: (620)229-6236; Fax: (620)229-6224; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent United Methodist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1885. Setting: 70-acre small town campus with easy access to Wichita. Endowment: $15.3 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $9074 per student. Total enrollment: 1,405. Faculty: 173 (51 full-time, 122 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 540 applied, 71% were admitted. 23% from top 10% of their high school class, 49% from top quarter, 76% from top half. full-time: 765 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 453 students, 42% women, 58% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 7 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 54% 25 or older, 63% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 71% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer/information sciences; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Urban Life Center, Chicago. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.25 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $20,447 includes full-time tuition ($15,349) and college room and board ($5098). College room only: $2288. Full-time tuition varies according to degree level and location. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $638 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to degree level and location.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 19 open to all; national fraternities, local fraternities, local sororities; 10% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Association, student government, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Campus Council on Ministries, International Club. Major annual events: homecoming, Moundbuilding Ceremony, Kickback Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. 450 college housing spaces available; 385 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Memorial Library plus 1 other with 77,000 books, 3,740 microform titles, 320 serials, 320 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $343,640. 55 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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