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UNIVERSITY OF REGINA N-8

3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, SK, Canada S4S 0A2
Tel: (306)585-4111
Free: 800-664-4756
Admissions: (306)585-5166
Fax: (306)585-5203
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.uregina.ca/

Description:

Province-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1974. Setting: 930-hectare urban campus. Endowment: $18.1 million. Research spending 2003-04: $12.5 million. Total enrollment: 12,748. Faculty: 440 (422 full-time, 18 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 27:1. 1,405 applied, 87% were admitted. Full-time: 7,245 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 4,177 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 11 provinces and territories, 76 other countries, 4% from out-of province, 30% 25 or older, 7% transferred in. Retention: 76% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; protective services/public administration. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, 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, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research, Western Christian College, Canadian Theological Seminary, Canadian Bible College, Laval University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.3 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadlines: 7/1, 7/1 for early decision, 6/15 for early action. Preference given to province residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $60 Canadian dollars. Tuition, fee, and room only charges are reported in Canadian dollars. Province resident tuition: $136 per credit hour part-time. Canadian resident tuition: $4076 full-time, $272 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $313 full-time, $92 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. College room only: $3100. Room charges vary according to housing facility. International student tuition: $8151 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: Administration Students' Society, Education Students' Society, Engineering Students Society, Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Luther Student Association. Major annual events: May Convocation, October Convocation, Welcome Week. 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. 1,125 college housing spaces available; 644 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Dr. John Archer Library plus 3 others with 1.5 million books, 1.2 million microform titles, 10,772 serials, 39,791 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $6.2 million. 300 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.

Community Environment:

Regina, population 185,000 is the capital city of Saskatchewan. Serving as a business and industrial center of the mainly agricultural province, Regina offers a wide range of cultural activities.