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Westwood College-Denver North: Narrative Description


7350 North Broadway
Denver, CO 80221-3653
Tel: (303)650-5050
Free: 800-992-5050
Fax: (303)426-0702
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Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1953. Setting: 11-acre suburban campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $4301 per student. Total enrollment: 1,423. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,332 applied, 45% were admitted. Full-time: 1,086 students, 32% women, 68% men. Part-time: 337 students, 33% women, 67% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 2 other countries, 16% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 3% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 32% 25 or older, 0.2% transferred in. Retention: 28% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: computer/information sciences; visual/performing arts; business/marketing. Calendar: 5 terms. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview. Recommended: SAT or ACT, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, SAT II: Writing Test. Required for some: ACCUPLACER, ACCUPLACER. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100. Tuition: $2796 per term part-time. Mandatory fees: $425 per credit part-time, $120 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: American Institute of Graphic Arts, Social Club, Gaming Club. Major annual events: Summer BBQ, sports events. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Westwood DNN Library with 2,000 books, 90 serials, 120 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $63,465. 30 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed.

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