Thomas More College: Narrative Description

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333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017-3495
Tel: (859)341-5800
Free: 800-825-4557
Admissions: (859)344-3332
Fax: (859)344-3638
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1921. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus with easy access to Cincinnati. Endowment: $8.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6700 per student. Total enrollment: 1,465. Faculty: 129 (72 full-time, 57 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,063 applied, 63% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 66% from top half. 12 valedictorians. Students come from 56 states and territories, 10 other countries, 34% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 31% 25 or older, 20% live on campus. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, rank in top 50%, admissions committee may consider those not meeting criteria, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay, 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,420 includes full-time tuition ($17,600), mandatory fees ($720), and college room and board ($6100). College room only: $2900. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $450 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $30 per credit hour, $15 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 29 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, orientation team, ACT More Program Board, Outdoors Club, Business Society. Major annual events: Homecoming, Senior Boat Cruise, Spring Fling Week/Spring Formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 400 college housing spaces available; 270 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Thomas More Library with 127,429 books, 51,551 microform titles, 609 serials, 2,178 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $345,094. 100 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.

Community Environment:

The campus is located just 10 minutes south of downtown Cincinnati. The Greater Cincinnati International Airport is a five-minute drive from campus. Numerous activities and faculties include the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, jazz clubs, restaurants, shops, live theater and ballet, the Cincinnati Zoo, the annual Riverfest, Oktoberfest and Taste of Cincinnati. Teams include the Cincinnati Reds and the Bengals.

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