Trinity College of Florida: Narrative Description

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2430 Welbilt Blvd.
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Tel: (727)376-6911
Free: 800-388-0869
Fax: (727)376-0781
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Independent nondenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1932. Setting: 40-acre small town campus with easy access to Tampa. Endowment: $1.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4196 per student. Total enrollment: 203. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 61 applied, 100% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 59% from top half. Full-time: 138 students, 42% women, 58% men. Part-time: 65 students, 48% women, 52% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 6 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 4% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 37% 25 or older, 54% live on campus, 28% transferred in. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, interview. Recommended: minimum 2.75 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadlines: 7/15, 7/1 for nonresidents. Notification: continuous until 7/31, continuous until 7/15 for nonresidents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $12,530 includes full-time tuition ($7450), mandatory fees ($410), and college room and board ($4670). Part-time tuition: $310 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $205 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: Great Commission Missionary Fellowship, Men's Basketball/Soccer Leagues, Music Club, Bible and Theology Club, Student Government. Major annual events: Trinityfest, Missions Conference, Breakaway. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: controlled dormitory access, on-campus security personnel. 74 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Raymond H. Center, M.D. Library with 40,523 books, 275 serials, 2,300 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $93,172. 16 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:

See Clearwater Christian College.

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