Texas Woman's University: Narrative Description

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304 Administration Dr.
Denton, TX 76201
Tel: (940)898-2000; 888-948-9984
Admissions: (940)898-3040
Fax: (940)898-3198
Web Site: http://www.twu.edu/


State-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1901. Setting: 270-acre suburban campus with easy access to Dallas-Fort Worth. Endowment: $7.8 million. Research spending 2003-04: $2.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4547 per student. Total enrollment: 10,750. Faculty: 700 (399 full-time, 301 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 2,160 applied, 70% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 31% from top quarter. 17 valedictorians. Full-time: 4,352 students, 94% women, 6% men. Part-time: 1,474 students, 93% women, 7% men. Students come from 19 states and territories, 47 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 22% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 38% 25 or older, 25% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; interdisciplinary studies; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Federation of North Texas Area Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/15. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $2616 full-time, $109 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8808 full-time, $367 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $779 full-time, $157 per semester hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, location, program, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, location, program, and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $5094. College room only: $2480. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national sororities, local sororities; 6% of women are members. Most popular organizations: Campus Activities Board, Helping Hands, Gandsys, Trailblazers, Delta Phi Delta. Major annual events: Fiesta, parent and family days, Old Time Picnic. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,477 college housing spaces available; 1,437 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Blagg-Huey Library with 572,500 books, 1.6 million microform titles, 2,537 serials, 24,562 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.9 million. 700 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.

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