University of Great Falls: Narrative Description

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1301 Twentieth St. South
Great Falls, MT 59405
Tel: (406)761-8210
Free: 800-856-9544
Admissions: (406)791-5200
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Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Administratively affiliated with Providence Services. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1932. Setting: 40-acre urban campus. Endowment: $3.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4924 per student. Total enrollment: 764. Faculty: 107 (36 full-time, 71 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 254 applied, 77% were admitted. Full-time: 470 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 201 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 32 states and territories, 5 other countries, 16% from out-of-state, 48% 25 or older, 21% live on campus, 15% transferred in. Retention: 54% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Flathead Valley Community College; Bellevue University, NE.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript. Recommended: interview, SAT or ACT, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $19,950 includes full-time tuition ($13,400), mandatory fees ($600), and college room and board ($5950). College room only: $2440. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, location, and reciprocity agreements. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $425 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $15 per credit. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 19 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Montana Education Association, Student Senate, International Law and Justice Club, Students In Free Enterprise, Science Club (medical, forensic and computer science students). Major annual events: Spookaroo, Homecoming, student coffee houses. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 300 college housing spaces available; 141 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. University of Great Falls Library with 107,541 books, 21,423 microform titles, 581 serials, 4,164 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $482,545. 110 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Montana's second largest city, Great Falls is an industrial, financial, wholesale and distributing center. Major agricultural pursuits in the area are livestock farming and wood production. Known as the city "between the parks," Great Falls is almost equidistant to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. The winters are moderate. Summer evenings are cool. The area is served by air, rail, and bus lines. Local attractions include dude and guest ranches, fishing, hunting, and skiing. Some employment opportunities are available in the area.

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