Thomas Jefferson University: Narrative Description

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Eleventh and Walnut Sts.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tel: (215)955-6000; 877-533-3247
Admissions: (215)503-1040
Fax: (215)503-7241
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Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1824. Setting: 13-acre urban campus. Endowment: $17.5 million. Research spending 2003-04: $4.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $9323 per student. Total enrollment: 2,457. Faculty: 260 (71 full-time, 189 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 539 applied, 50% were admitted. Full-time: 563 students, 84% women, 16% men. Part-time: 345 students, 87% women, 13% men. Students come from 19 states and territories, 6 other countries, 28% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 11% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 50% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 45% transferred in. 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, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, 2 recommendations. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $28,897 includes full-time tuition ($20,914) and college room and board ($7983). College room only: $4068. Full-time tuition varies according to course level. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Commons Board, student government, choir, Admission Ambassadors, Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania. Major annual events: Winter Social, International Day, Orientation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 650 college housing spaces available; 211 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Scott Memorial Library plus 1 other with 170,000 books, 2,290 serials, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.2 million. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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