Stonehill College: Narrative Description

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320 Washington St.
Easton, MA 02357-5510
Tel: (508)565-1000
Admissions: (508)565-1373
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1948. Setting: 375-acre suburban campus with easy access to Boston. Endowment: $103.8 million. Research spending 2003-04: $102,167. Educational spending 2003-04: $7007 per student. Total enrollment: 2,490. Faculty: 250 (133 full-time, 117 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 4,651 applied, 57% were admitted. 49% from top 10% of their high school class, 88% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 4 class presidents, 5 valedictorians, 37 student government officers. Full-time: 2,228 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 238 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 8 other countries, 40% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 3% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 7% 25 or older, 82% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors 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 8 members of the Southeastern Association for Cooperation of Higher Education in Massachusetts. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: campus visit. Required for some: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $33,214 includes full-time tuition ($22,068), mandatory fees ($940), and college room and board ($10,206). Part-time tuition: $800 per course. Part-time mandatory fees: $25 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 66 open to all. Most popular organizations: Into the Streets, student radio station, student government, Summit (student newspaper), sports clubs. Major annual events: Winter Week, Spring Weekend, Halloween Masquerade Mixer. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing designed to accommodate 1,825 students; 1,907 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Bartley MacPhaidin, C.S.C. Library with 215,581 books, 360,232 microform titles, 2,196 serials, 6,089 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.5 million. 300 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:

The College is in Easton, adjoining Brockton and 20 miles south of Boston. Transportation is available to Brockton, and the Boston subway system. Cultural, recreational and community services are all quite accessible.

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