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University of Louisiana at Monroe: Narrative Description


700 University Ave.
Monroe, LA 71209-0001
Tel: (318)342-1000
Free: 800-372-5127
Admissions: (318)342-5272
Fax: (318)342-1049
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State-supported, university, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1931. Setting: 238-acre urban campus. Endowment: $18.7 million. Research spending 2003-04: $7.9 million. Total enrollment: 8,831. Faculty: 480 (389 full-time, 91 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 2,423 applied, 90% were admitted. 48% from top quarter of their high school class, 81% from top half. Full-time: 6,131 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 1,344 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 45 states and territories, 42 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 28% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 27% 25 or older, 15% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, honors program, 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 University of Southern Mississippi, Louisiana Tech University, Grambling State University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2128 full-time, $89 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8080 full-time, $89 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $948 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $3290. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 173 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 5% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Union Board, Student Government Association. Major annual events: Homecoming, Spring Fever Week, Miss ULM contest. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,895 college housing spaces available; 1,474 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. University Library with 642,582 books, 614,669 microform titles, 2,761 serials, 1,138 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $2 million. 1,400 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.

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