St. Gregory's University: Narrative Description

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1900 West MacArthur Dr.
Shawnee, OK 74804-2499
Tel: (405)878-5100; 888-STGREGS
Admissions: (405)878-5447
Fax: (405)878-5198
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Independent Roman Catholic, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1875. Setting: 640-acre small town campus with easy access to Oklahoma City. Endowment: $7.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2300 per student. Total enrollment: 722. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 274 applied, 80% were admitted. 14% from top 10% of their high school class, 14% from top quarter, 35% from top half. Full-time: 474 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 248 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 22 other countries, 18% from out-of-state, 8% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 11% international, 30% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 63% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; communications/communication technologies; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $15,964 includes full-time tuition ($10,260), mandatory fees ($816), and college room and board ($4888). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $342 per hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 27 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 25% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Delta Epsilon Sigma Homer Society, Campus Ministry, ITEST-Institute for Theological Encounter with Science and Technology, Drama Club. Major annual events: Orientation, Dean's Activity Night, Winter/Spring Formals. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 400 college housing spaces available; 312 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. James J. Kelly Library plus 1 other with 82,715 books, 3,000 microform titles, 2,060 serials, 267 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $105,600. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus.

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