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Spartanburg Methodist College: Narrative Description


1200 Textile Rd.
Spartanburg, SC 29301-0009
Tel: (864)587-4000
Free: 800-772-7286
Admissions: (864)587-4223
Fax: (864)587-4355
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Independent Methodist, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1911. Setting: 111-acre urban campus with easy access to Charlotte, NC. Endowment: $14 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5072 per student. Total enrollment: 784. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 999 applied, 84% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 70% from top half. 16 class presidents, 161 student government officers. Full-time: 721 students, 47% women, 53% men. Part-time: 63 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 6 other countries, 7% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 32% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 6% 25 or older, 75% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, rank in top 75% of high school class, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $15,476 includes full-time tuition ($9816), mandatory fees ($150), and college room and board ($5510). College room only: $2784. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $260 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 14 open to all. Most popular organizations: College Christian Movement, Alpha Phi Omega, Campus Union, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Kappa Sigma Alpha. Major annual events: College Wide Day of Service, Homecoming, Field Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 530 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Marie Blair Burgess Learning Resource Center with 75,000 books, 2,900 microform titles, 5,000 serials, 3,150 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $178,000. 48 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.

Community Environment:

See Converse College.

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