Truett-McConnell College: Narrative Description

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100 Alumni Dr.
Cleveland, GA 30528
Tel: (706)865-2134; Admissions: (706)865-2134; Fax: (706)219-3339; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent Baptist, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 310-acre rural campus with easy access to Atlanta. Endowment: $6.7 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $3019 per student. Total enrollment: 390. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 250 applied, 80% were admitted. Full-time: 346 students, 44% women, 56% men. Part-time: 44 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 12% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 4% 25 or older, 71% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 21% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, minimum SAT score of 720 or ACT score of 15, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $14,028 includes full-time tuition ($9828) and college room and board ($4200). College room only: $2000. Part-time tuition: $330 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: intramurals, Baptist Student Union, College Choir, Student Government Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Major annual events: Welcome Week, Miss Reflections, Spring Fling. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour weekday patrols, 10-hour weekend patrols by trained security personnel. 408 college housing spaces available; 277 were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Cofer Library with 36,562 books, 31,447 microform titles, 343 serials, 2,716 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $292,594. 124 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Cleveland is in the mountains of north Georgia, a few miles south of the famous Vogel State Park. Bus service is available. The community, with its inspiring mountain scenery, provides a wholesome environment for young people. The Chattahoochee National Forest is 10 miles away.

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