Williams Baptist College: Narrative Description

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60 West Fulbright Ave.
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
Tel: (870)886-6741; 800-722-4434; Admissions: (870)759-4117; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.wbcoll.edu/

Description: Independent Southern Baptist, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1941. Setting: 180-acre rural campus. Endowment: $5.4 million. Total enrollment: 653. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 407 applied, 69% were admitted. Full-time: 511 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 142 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 5 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 13% 25 or older, 62% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 61% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; psychology; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, 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 Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $12,600 includes full-time tuition ($8000), mandatory fees ($600), and college room and board ($4000). Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 26 open to all. Most popular organizations: campus ministries, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, International Club, Alpha Psi Omega. Major annual events: Homecoming, Spring Fling, First Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Felix Goodson Library with 57,321 books, 284 serials, and an OPAC. 71 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Walnut Ridge is a rural area with a temperate climate. Railroads serve the area as well as a city airport. There are churches of major denominations, a public library, and a hospital. Recreational activities include boating and water sports. The city has Lions and Kiwanis organizations. An annual county fair is held. Part-time employment opportunities are limited.

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