Ursuline College: Narrative Description

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2550 Lander Rd.
Pepper Pike, OH 44124-4398
Tel: (440)449-4200; 888-URSULINE
Admissions: (440)449-4203
Fax: (440)449-2235
Web Site: http://www.ursuline.edu/


Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, women only. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates (applications from men are also accepted). Founded 1871. Setting: 112-acre suburban campus with easy access to Cleveland. Endowment: $19.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $7565 per student. Total enrollment: 1,462. Faculty: 195 (69 full-time, 126 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 324 applied, 91% were admitted. 34% from top 10% of their high school class, 40% from top quarter, 81% from top half. Full-time: 764 students. Part-time: 375 students. Students come from 6 states and territories, 6 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 25% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 53% 25 or older, 14% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, 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 Baldwin-Wallace College, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College, David N. Myers College, Notre Dame College of Ohio, John Carroll University.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 2/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,046 includes full-time tuition ($17,970), mandatory fees ($180), and college room and board ($5896). College room only: $3012. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $599 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $55 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 29 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Nurses of Ursuline College, Fashion Focus, Students United for Black Awareness, Drama Club. Major annual events: Founders' Day, All College Day, Fall Formal. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 164 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Ralph M. Besse Library with 108,699 books, 4,675 microform titles, 12,989 serials, 5,329 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $537,581. 72 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Case Western Reserve University.

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