University of West Georgia: Narrative Description
UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA F-2
1601 Maple St.
Carrollton, GA 30118
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.westga.edu/
State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University System of Georgia. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1933. Setting: 394-acre small town campus with easy access to Atlanta. Endowment: $11.9 million. Research spending 2003-04: $239,778. Educational spending 2003-04: $10,005 per student. Total enrollment: 10,216. Faculty: 511 (384 full-time, 127 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 4,953 applied, 61% were admitted. Full-time: 6,899 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 1,380 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 62 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 23% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 15% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; psychology; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, 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 Dalton College, State University of West Georgia/Newman Center. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.
Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, proof of immunization, SAT or ACT. Required for some: 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous until 8/1.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2322 full-time, $97 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $9290 full-time, $388 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $584 full-time, $15.83 per semester hour part-time, $102 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $4550. College room only: $2600. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 82 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 4% of eligible men and 13% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Black Student Alliance, Student Activities Council, Baptist Student Union, Campus Outreach, United Voices Gospel Choir. Major annual events: Homecoming, Annual Campus Awards Program, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,740 college housing spaces available; 2,529 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library with 391,330 books, 1.1 million microform titles, 1,194 serials, 10,030 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.2 million. 745 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.
Located in northwest Georgia, 48 miles southwest of the state capital, Atlanta, Carrollton has a mild climate with an average temperature of 63 degrees. Part-time employment is available. The benefits of this unique area include a safe, peaceful small town atmosphere, offering educational excellence in a personal environment, within 45 minutes of the cultural and social diversities of Atlanta. Private housing is available.
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