William Woods University: Narrative Description

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One University Ave.
Fulton, MO 65251-1098
Tel: (573)642-2251
Free: 800-995-3159
Admissions: (573)592-4221
Fax: (573)592-1146
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.williamwoods.edu/


Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1870. Setting: 170-acre small town campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $10.1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $1108 per student. Total enrollment: 2,191. Faculty: 79 (56 full-time, 23 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 645 applied, 84% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 37% from top quarter, 79% from top half. Full-time: 774 students, 76% women, 24% men. Part-time: 238 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 13 other countries, 26% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 31% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer/information sciences; visual/performing arts; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at University of Missouri-Columbia, Westminster College (MO), Stephens College, Lincoln University (MO). Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay, 2 recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $20,420 includes full-time tuition ($14,300), mandatory fees ($420), and college room and board ($5700). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $465 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $15 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities; 36% of eligible men and 38% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Campus Crusade for Christ, Leader Scholars, Hunter Jumper Show Team. Major annual events: student organization activities fair, Snowball (campuswide formal), Casino Night. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. 670 college housing spaces available; 565 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Dulany Library with 139,986 books, 11,129 microform titles, 11,713 serials, 19,556 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $165,469. 105 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The wooded Missouri landscape provides a scenic setting for residents of the area. Colleges, state educational and health facilities and professional industries are primary employers. Part-time employment is available. The regional area provides major medical centers, churches, libraries, restaurants, and recreational and entertainment facilities.

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