The University of Lethbridge: Narrative Description

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4401 University Dr.
Lethbridge, AB, Canada T1K 3M4
Tel: (403)329-2111; Admissions: (403)382-7134; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Province-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 576-acre urban campus. Endowment: $11.4 million. Research spending 2002-03: $4.3 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $3864 per student. Total enrollment: 7,402. Faculty: 336. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 2,374 applied, 53% were admitted. Students come from 12 provinces and territories, 56 other countries, 20% from out-of province, 25% 25 or older, 10% live on campus. Retention: 73% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, recommendations, interview, SAT I and SAT II or ACT, SAT II: Writing Test. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 8/25, 4/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 4/22 for early decision.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $60 Canadian dollars. Tuition, fee, and room and board charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Canadian resident tuition: $3730 full-time, $373 per course part-time. Mandatory fees: $846 full-time, $101.59 per course part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5638. College room only: $3296. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. International student tuition: $7460 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: Management Students Society, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Organization of Residence Students, The University of Lethbridge Geography Club, Education Undergraduate Society. Major annual events: Campus Fest, Imaginus, Student Union Cabarets. 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, video camera monitored entrances, hallways. 806 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. The University of Lethbridge Library with 511,183 books, 840,694 microform titles, 1,897 serials, 4,106 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $2.6 million. 550 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The centre of a prosperous farming and ranching area, Lethbridge is characterized by its many green areas and parks, and its abundant cultural and recreational facilities. It is located in southern Alberta, approximately 145 kilometres (90 miles) east of the Canadian Rockies and 95 kilometres (60 miles) north of the United States border.

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