Thomas University: Narrative Description

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1501 Millpond Rd.
Thomasville, GA 31792-7499
Tel: (229)226-1621
Free: 800-538-9784
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1950. Setting: 24-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $8550 per student. Total enrollment: 783. Faculty: 79 (46 full-time, 33 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. Full-time: 490 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 198 students, 77% women, 23% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 12 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 38% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 70% 25 or older, 9% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 59% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; health professions and related sciences; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Placement: MAPS required; SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $10,200 full-time, $348 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $520 full-time, $180 per term part-time. College room only: $2400.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Nursing Club, Psychology Club, Baptist Student Union. Major annual events: Homecoming, Valentine's Dance, Fall Fling. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, evening security guards. 64 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Thomas University Library with 61,096 books, 408 serials, 943 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 50 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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