Texas Wesleyan University: Narrative Description

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1201 Wesleyan St.
Fort Worth, TX 76105-1536
Tel: (817)531-4444
Admissions: (817)531-4405
Fax: (817)531-7515
Web Site: http://www.txwesleyan.edu/


Independent United Methodist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1890. Setting: 74-acre urban campus. Endowment: $39.2 million. Research spending 2003-04: $224,098. Educational spending 2003-04: $6797 per student. Total enrollment: 2,742. Faculty: 258 (139 full-time, 119 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 384 applied, 61% were admitted. Full-time: 974 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 517 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 4% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 12% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 35% 25 or older, 10% live on campus, 15% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; interdisciplinary studies; psychology; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $18,400 includes full-time tuition ($11,950), mandatory fees ($1050), and college room and board ($5400). College room only: $1730. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and student level. Part-time tuition: $395 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $40 per credit. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 57 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: Greek Week, Spring Musical, Reunion Weekend. 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. College housing designed to accommodate 375 students; 380 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Eunice and James L. West Library plus 1 other with 192,044 books, 883,274 microform titles, 632 serials, 5,302 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.5 million. 77 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The campus is located in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. Local public transportation is available in close proximity to the regional international airport, trains and buses. There are world-famous museums, cultural events, and professional football, basketball, baseball, and soccer teams in the area. The economy is widely diverse.

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