Wittenberg University: Narrative Description

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PO Box 720
Springfield, OH 45501-0720
Tel: (937)327-6231; 800-677-7558; Admissions: (937)327-6314; Fax: (937)327-6379; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.wittenberg.edu/

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Evangelical Lutheran Church. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1845. Setting: 71-acre suburban campus with easy access to Columbus and Dayton. Endowment: $88.4 million. Research spending 2002-03: $17,721. Educational spending 2002-03: $10,131 per student. Total enrollment: 2,189. Faculty: 200 (147 full-time, 53 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 3,048 applied, 74% were admitted. 31% from top 10% of their high school class, 60% from top quarter, 89% from top half. 2 National Merit Scholars, 42 class presidents, 20 valedictorians, 284 student government officers. Full-time: 2,055 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 97 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 23 other countries, 46% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 5% 25 or older, 86% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 82% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; biological/life sciences; English; education; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at 21 members of the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 11/15 for early decision, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/1 for early decision, 2/1 for early action. Preference given to Lutherans, children of alumni, county residents, minorities.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $32,882 includes full-time tuition ($26,040), mandatory fees ($156), and college room and board ($6686). College room only: $3454. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $826 per hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 125 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 11% of eligible men and 21% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Senate, Union Board, choirs, Weaver Chapel Association. Major annual events: New student Days, Wittfest, Activity Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, crime prevention programs. 1,755 college housing spaces available; 1,282 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Thomas Library plus 2 others with 350,000 books, 1,300 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.7 million. 750 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: Springfield is located 25 miles northeast of Dayton with all forms of commercial transportation available. Community facilities include houses of worship of all denominations, two hospitals, libraries, art and historical museums, Springfield Performing Arts Center, a symphony orchestra, and two theatre groups. Recreational activities include tennis and golf. Job opportunities are available.

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