Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology: Narrative Description

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750 East King St.
Lancaster, PA 17602-3198
Tel: (717)299-7730
Admissions: (717)299-7772
Fax: (717)391-6929
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1905. Setting: 33-acre urban campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Educational spending 2003-04: $6155 per student. Total enrollment: 660. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,063 applied, 40% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 52% from top quarter, 77% from top half. 1 class president, 1 student government officer. 1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 16% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 6% 25 or older, 48% live on campus. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, ASSET Test, ACT ASSET. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/30. Notification: continuous until 7/15. Preference given to needy students, indigent orphans.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Area resident tuition: $5140 full-time. Mandatory fees: $30 full-time. College room and board: $4136. College room only: $1816.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organization: Tech Phi Tech. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. 310 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only housing available. K.W. Schuler Learning Resources Center plus 1 other with 26,000 books, 450 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $90,060. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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