Spalding University: Narrative Description

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851 South Fourth St.
Louisville, KY 40203-2188
Tel: (502)585-9911; 800-896-8941; Admissions: (502)585-7111; Fax: (502)585-7158; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Roman Catholic Church. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1814. Setting: 5-acre urban campus. Endowment: $4.9 million. Research spending 2002-03: $809,552. Educational spending 2002-03: $6403 per student. Total enrollment: 1,702. 373 applied, 74% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 73% from top half. 2 class presidents, 14 valedictorians, 3 student government officers. Full-time: 627 students, 74% women, 26% men. Part-time: 337 students, 81% women, 19% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 27 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 16% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 10% international, 54% 25 or older, 13% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 74% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at 7 members of the Kentuckiana Metroversity. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $19,324 includes full-time tuition ($13,750), mandatory fees ($240), and college room and board ($5334). College room only: $2569. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $420 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $8 per hour.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 27 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Model United Nations/International Club, Nursing Society, National Education Association, Student Occupational Therapy Association. Major annual events: Rat Race - Run for the Rodents, International Week, Homecoming Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 150 college housing spaces available; 93 were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Spalding Library with 185,498 books, 54 microform titles, 592 serials, 4,713 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $438,879. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See University of Louisville.

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