University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters College: Narrative Description

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9555 Plainfield Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45236-1007
Tel: (513)745-5600
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State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of University of Cincinnati System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 120-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $43,625. Educational spending 2003-04: $8965 per student. Total enrollment: 4,421. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. 1,488 applied, 83% were admitted. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 12% from top quarter, 35% from top half. Full-time: 2,177 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 2,244 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 19 states and territories, 3% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 15% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.03% international, 41% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at 12 members of the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $4659 full-time, $130 per quarter hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $12,075 full-time, $336 per quarter hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $214 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 15 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 2% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, African-American Cultural Association, Phi Theta Kappa, College Secretaries International, American Dental Hygiene Students Association. Major annual events: Honors Ceremony, End of Year Picnic. 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. College housing not available. Raymond Walters College Library with 48,226 books, 15,225 microform titles, 636 serials, 2,220 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $666,479. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Cincinnati.