Villa Julie College: Narrative Description

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Green Spring Valley Rd.
Stevenson, MD 21153
Tel: (410)486-7000; 877-468-3852
Admissions: (410)486-7001
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1952. Setting: 60-acre suburban campus with easy access to Baltimore. Total enrollment: 2,740. Faculty: 290 (91 full-time, 199 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,210 applied, 71% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 46% from top quarter, 80% from top half. 3 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,128 students, 71% women, 29% men. Part-time: 531 students, 83% women, 17% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 9 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 13% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 19% 25 or older, 26% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: computer/information sciences; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors 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 Chesapeake Community College, Anne Arundel Community College, Howard Community College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $13,715 full-time, $390 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $938 full-time, $70 per term part-time. College room only: $6600.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all; national sororities; 1% of women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Wilderness Club, Black Student Union, National Student Nurses Association, Phi Sigma. Major annual events: Welcome Picnic, SGA Haunted Trail and Bonfire, BSU Latin Dance. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, patrols by trained security personnel during campus hours. College housing designed to accommodate 548 students; 550 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Villa Julie College Library with 64,930 books, 147,735 microform titles, 15,503 serials, 2,603 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 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:

Located in the open countryside of Baltimore County, 20 minutes from the center of urban Baltimore, the college offers a country setting with city conveniences.

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