Valley Forge Military College: Narrative Description

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VALLEY FORGE MILITARY COLLEGE N-26

1001 Eagle Rd.
Wayne, PA 19087-3695
Tel: (610)989-1200; 800-234-8362; Admissions: (610)989-1303; Fax: (610)688-1545; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.vfmac.edu/

Description: Independent, 2-year, men only. Awards transfer associate degrees. Founded 1928. Setting: 119-acre suburban campus with easy access to Philadelphia. Endowment: $7.2 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $6368 per student. Total enrollment: 240. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 210 applied, 90% were admitted. Students come from 6 other countries, 85% from out-of-state, 100% live on campus. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, guidance counselor/teacher evaluation form, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/2. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $26,790 includes full-time tuition ($16,830), mandatory fees ($1110), and college room and board ($8850).

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all; national fraternities; 20% of eligible undergrads are members. Most popular organizations: Rotoract, Young Republicans, Phi Theta Kappa, Business Club, Criminal Justice Club. Major annual events: class trip, Winter Ball, Field Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: men-only housing available. Baker Library with 75,830 books, 70,220 microform titles, 189 serials, 326 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 44 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.