Western Baptist College: Narrative Description

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5000 Deer Park Dr., SE
Salem, OR 97301-9392
Tel: (503)581-8600; 800-845-3005; Admissions: (503)375-7115; Fax: (503)585-4316; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.wbc.edu/

Description: Independent religious, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1935. Setting: 107-acre suburban campus with easy access to Portland. Endowment: $1.4 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $2505 per student. Total enrollment: 737. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 550 applied, 84% were admitted. 23% from top 10% of their high school class, 54% from top quarter, 81% from top half. Full-time: 618 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 119 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 5 other countries, 31% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 17% 25 or older, 56% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 76% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; home economics/vocational home economics; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Oregon Independent Colleges Association, Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. One-time mandatory fee: $200. Comprehensive fee: $23,100 includes full-time tuition ($16,825), mandatory fees ($210), and college room and board ($6065). Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $700 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $30 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 6 open to all; fellowship groups; 75% of eligible men and 75% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Fellowship Groups, Poetry Club, Worship Teams, Drama Club, Westrek Hiking Club. Major annual events: homecoming, Christmas celebration, Western Weekends. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 390 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. 85,000 books, 2,600 microform titles, 600 serials, 4,500 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $208,212. 34 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: See Willamette University.

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