Thomas More College of Liberal Arts: Narrative Description

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6 Manchester St.
Merrimack, NH 03054-4818
Tel: (603)880-8308
Free: 800-880-8308
Admissions: 800-880-8308
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Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Roman Catholic Church. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1978. Setting: 14-acre small town campus with easy access to Boston. Educational spending 2003-04: $4044 per student. Total enrollment: 86. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 43 applied, 84% were admitted. Full-time: 86 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 4 other countries, 78% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 3% 25 or older, 97% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: foreign language/literature; social sciences and history; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Independent study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $18,650 includes full-time tuition ($10,600), mandatory fees ($50), and college room and board ($8000). Part-time tuition: $175 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Major annual events: Graduation, Convocation, visiting lectures. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 80 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Warren Memorial Library plus 1 other with 45,000 books, 20 serials, and 1,000 audiovisual materials. Operations spending 2003-04: $16,806. 6 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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