St. Augustine College: Narrative Description

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1333-1345 West Argyle
Chicago, IL 60640-3501
Tel: (773)878-8756
Admissions: (773)878-3256
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Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees (offers bilingual Spanish/English degree programs). Founded 1980. Setting: 4-acre urban campus. Endowment: $503,322. Educational spending 2003-04: $3007 per student. Total enrollment: 1,582. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,085 applied, 78% were admitted. Full-time: 1,279 students, 79% women, 21% men. Part-time: 303 students, 76% women, 24% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 84% Hispanic, 7% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 68% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: Ability-To-Benefit Admissions Test. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Tuition: $7128 full-time, $297 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organization: ENLACE. Major annual events: Student Alliance Week, Hispanic History Week, Mexican Fiesta. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. St. Augustine College Library plus 1 other with 21,000 books, 48 serials, 931 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $121,000. 292 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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