Toccoa Falls College: Narrative Description

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325 Chapel Dr.
Toccoa Falls, GA 30598
Tel: (706)886-6831
Fax: (706)282-6012
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent interdenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1907. Setting: 500-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3913 per student. Total enrollment: 829. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 430 applied, 75% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 39% from top quarter, 71% from top half. Full-time: 773 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 56 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 39 states and territories, 9 other countries, 42% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 11% 25 or older, 63% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: psychology; education; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. One-time mandatory fee: $475. Comprehensive fee: $16,650 includes full-time tuition ($12,050) and college room and board ($4600). Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $502 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Outdoor Club, Hmong Student Fellowship, Impact, Student Missionary Fellowship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Major annual events: Spiritual Emphasis Week, lecture series, World Outreach Conference. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols. 629 college housing spaces available; 504 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Seby Jones Library with 139,082 books, 22,309 microform titles, 18,134 serials, 4,418 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $305,590. 60 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:

Toccoa is in a rural area in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Southern Railway and Greyhound Bus provide public transportation. Industries located here are the manufacturing of machinery, garments, furniture and thread. Toccoa has a municipal recreation center and golf course. Mountain lakes and resorts are within a short distance, providing fishing, hunting, water sports, and picnicking.

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