Walsh University: Narrative Description

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2020 East Maple St., NW
North Canton, OH 44720-3396
Tel: (330)499-7090
Free: 800-362-8846
Admissions: (330)490-7171
Fax: (330)490-7165
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.walsh.edu/


Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 107-acre small town campus with easy access to Cleveland. Endowment: $6.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4995 per student. Total enrollment: 1,951. Faculty: 172 (78 full-time, 94 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,128 applied, 80% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 43% from top quarter, 73% from top half. 4 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,261 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 433 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 17 states and territories, 8 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 6% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 28% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Michigan, Case Western Reserve University, Stark State College of Technology, Cooperative Center for Study Abroad. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.1 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. One-time mandatory fee: $165. Comprehensive fee: $23,310 includes full-time tuition ($15,100), mandatory fees ($510), and college room and board ($7700). College room only: $4500. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $500 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $17 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 30 open to all; 25% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Walsh University Student Government, Circle K, Business and Communication Club, Behavioral Science Club, Education Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Walshfest, Finals Week Late Night Breakfast. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, controlled dormitory access. 728 college housing spaces available; 613 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Brother Edmond Drouin Library with 136,268 books, 8,586 microform titles, 605 serials, 1,749 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $555,575. 262 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:

Walsh University is conveniently located and easily accessible, near Ohio Interstate 77 in North Canton, a residential suburban area. The Walsh campus, near Canton, which city of about 84,000 with a wide array of cultural, recreational, and athletic activities. Home of the Professional Football Hall of Fame and the President McKinley National Memorial, the city boasts a symphony orchestra, art institute, civic opera, theater guild, and ballet. A number of major employers are headquartered in Stark County, including the Hoover Company, the Timken Company, and Diebold, Inc. 20 miles north of campus is Akron, and within an hour's drive is Cleveland. The Akron-Canton Regional Airport, is north of campus and serves the Canton-Stark County area, as do Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses.

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