Wade College: Narrative Description

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Ste. M5120, International Apparel Mart
PO Box 586343
Dallas, TX 75258-6343
Tel: (214)637-3530; 800-624-4850; Admissions: (214)637-3530; Fax: (214)637-0827; Web Site: http://www.wadecollege.edu/

Description: Proprietary, 2-year, specialized, coed. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 175-acre urban campus. Educational spending 2002-03: $10,000 per student. Total enrollment: 177. 116 applied, 96% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 15% from top quarter, 60% from top half. Full-time: 87 students, 91% women, 9% men. 40% from out-of-state, 14% 25 or older, 45% live on campus, 34% transferred in. Retention: 65% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Tuition: $7950 full-time. Mandatory fees: $125 full-time. College room only: $3360. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Social organizations: 4 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 20% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Fashion Group, Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda, Interior Design Student Group. Major annual events: Annual Banquet, Women's Apparel Market, Men's Apparel Market. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. College Library with 7,000 books, 150 serials, 400 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2002-03: $150,000. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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