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Unity College: Narrative Description


90 Quaker Hill Rd.
Unity, ME 04988
Tel: (207)948-3131
Fax: (207)948-6277
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Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 265-acre rural campus. Endowment: $2.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5026 per student. Total enrollment: 521. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 436 applied, 88% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 29% from top quarter, 60% from top half. Full-time: 515 students, 36% women, 64% men. Part-time: 6 students, 17% women, 83% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 2 other countries, 62% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 0.4% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 8% 25 or older, 66% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 98% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: natural resources/environmental science; parks and recreation; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at The Washington Center. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: interview. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 1/15 for early action. Notification: 2/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,310 includes full-time tuition ($16,740), mandatory fees ($940), and college room and board ($6630).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 28 open to all. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing designed to accommodate 306 students; 312 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Dorothy Webb Quimby Library with 46,000 books, 650 serials, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $266,787. 42 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:

Located on Lake Winnecook, which is three miles long and has excellent fishing, canoeing, and sailing, Unity has several small businesses, two churches, a public library, and several fraternal organizations. Transportation is provided by air and bus lines. The climate is cool.

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