Warner Southern College: Narrative Description

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13895 US Hwy. 27
Lake Wales, FL 33859
Tel: (863)638-1426
Admissions: (863)638-7212
Web Site: http://www.warner.edu/


Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Church of God. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 320-acre rural campus with easy access to Tampa and Orlando. Endowment: $3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3468 per student. Total enrollment: 1,024. Faculty: 131 (33 full-time, 98 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 445 applied, 30% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 28% from top quarter, 69% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar. Full-time: 817 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 156 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 17 other countries, 16% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 18% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 46% 25 or older, 41% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; parks and recreation. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.25 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $17,150 includes full-time tuition ($11,740), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($5160). College room only: $2080. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $305 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $45 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: concert choir, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Young Americans, Student Government Association. Major annual events: Spring Banquet, Warner Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 233 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Pontious Learning Resource Center with 56,419 books, 8,140 microform titles, 224 serials, 14,935 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $336,106. 75 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Webber College.

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