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University of Mobile: Narrative Description


PO Box 13220
Mobile, AL 36663-0220
Tel: (251)675-5990
Free: 800-946-7267
Admissions: (251)442-2287
Fax: (251)675-6329
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Independent Southern Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1961. Setting: 830-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4772 per student. Total enrollment: 1,864. Faculty: 153 (88 full-time, 65 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 532 applied, 89% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 70% from top half. Full-time: 1,301 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 352 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 21 states and territories, 19 other countries, 2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 22% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 22% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; interdisciplinary studies; communications/communication technologies; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $15,705 includes full-time tuition ($10,230), mandatory fees ($275), and college room and board ($5200). College room only: $3600. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $341 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Campus Activity Board, Baptist Campus Ministry, Student Government Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Major annual events: homecoming, Upper Room Dinner Theater, Starlight Pageant. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 400 college housing spaces available; 386 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. J. L. Bedsole Library plus 2 others with 100,250 books, 255 microform titles, 1,043 serials, 2,222 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $326,241. 110 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 South Alabama.

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