Tusculum College: Narrative Description

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60 Shiloh Rd.
Greeneville, TN 37743-9997
Tel: (423)636-7300
Free: 800-729-0256
Fax: (423)638-7166
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tusculum.edu/


Independent Presbyterian, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1794. Setting: 140-acre small town campus. Endowment: $12.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $2697 per student. Total enrollment: 2,305. Faculty: 69 (47 full-time, 22 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,460 applied, 81% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 26% from top quarter, 65% from top half. Full-time: 2,034 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 19 students, 42% women, 58% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 21 other countries, 47% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 13% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 9% 25 or older, 65% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $21,060 includes full-time tuition ($14,810), mandatory fees ($300), and college room and board ($5950). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $680 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 21 open to all. Most popular organizations: Pioneer Newspaper, Bonwondi, Campus Activities Board, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 'Tusculana' (yearbook). Major annual events: Opening Convocation, Honors Convocation, Lantern Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, trained security personnel on duty. College housing designed to accommodate 594 students; 632 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Albert Columbus Tate Library plus 2 others with 49,905 books, 17,771 microform titles, 1,000 serials, 832 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $444,207. 200 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:

Greeneville, in Greene County, the birthplace of Davy Crockett, is accessible by bus and rail. The city has a full-time recreational director who supervises a year-round program in addition to the hunting, boating, fishing, golf, whitewater rafting, and cycling available in the area. Nearby is the Andrew Johnson Wildlife Management Area.

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