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Alma College

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Four-one-four

State: Michigan

Description

Alma College is a private, Presbyterian liberal arts college located in Alma, Michigan, about an hour north of Lansing. Alma prides itself on the personal attention its students receive. With no graduate students (and thus no graduate instructors), a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and an average class size of 19, students at Alma have a lot of interaction with their professors. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Alma College was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The college also embraces its Scottish heritage, evidenced by its kilt-wearing marching band and annual Scottish games.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Elementary Education, English, Health Professions, Music, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1382
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 1382
Faculty: 86

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1

Percent Male: 43%
Percent Female: 57%

Financial Resources

Endowment:

Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 49%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Address:
614 West Superior Street
Alma Michigan 48801

Website: http://ww.alma.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 989-463-7111

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Karen Jezewski
Senior Associate Director, Admissions
1-800-321-ALMA
kajezewski@alma.edu

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
John Leister
Director, Athletics
(989) 463-7265
leister@alma.edu

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Alma does not publish a minimum GPA requirement for transfer.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Courses which are graded "C" (2.0) or higher will be accepted for credit.

Credits (Min/Max):
A maximum of 68 credits (62 semester hours or 90 quarter hours) may be transferred from a two-year institution. All transfer students must complete the final 34 credits at Alma College for the degree in residence.

Test Scores for Applying:
ACT and SAT scores may be waived if you have completed a minimum 24 credit hours of college course work with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
You must submit a Counselor Recommendation Form to be filled out by your Dean of Students' Office.

Essay(s) required:
A personal statement helps us to know you better beyond your grades, test scores and school activities. It is not required, but recommended.

Application Fee:
There is no fee to apply.

Other Requirements:
Proficiency in English composition must be verified by completion of the proficiency measures prescribed by the English Dept. Proficiency in math must be verified by completion of the proficiency measures prescribed by the Mathematics Dept.

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

Apply Here:

Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 22 27
English 21 27
Math 20 26
Writing
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 488 712
Math 512 630
Writing 472 618

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 73%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -73%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010

Costs

Books: 830

Other Expenses: 1492

Room and Board: 8840

Tuition and Fees: 29230

Total Cost: 40392

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
In order to help you obtain these goals, Alma College creates extensive financial aid packages for each student. From merit-based scholarships to need-based grants to government and private loans, Alma College strives to assist you with financing your high

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7992

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 74%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

Special Programs

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Augustana College (SD)

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Four-one-four

State: South Dakota

Description

Founded in 1860, Augustana is a selective, private, residential, comprehensive (liberal arts and professional) college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Central to our mission are five core values¢´ ´ÓChristian, Liberal Arts, Excellence, Community and Service¢´ ´Óthat serve as the foundation for our academic and student life programs. We offer more than 50 majors and pre-professional specializations within a 4-1-4 academic calendar. Extensive internship, study-abroad, undergraduate research and Civitas, the College's Honors Program, supplement the curriculum. Our academic programs promote sensitivity to and appreciation of values essential for students to become effective citizens in local, national and international communities.

Most Popular Majors

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1754
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 120

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 15:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: Not available:1

Percent Male: %
Percent Female: %

Financial Resources

Endowment:

Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: %

Six-Year Graduation Rate: %

Transfer-Out Rate

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Contact Information

Address:
2001 S Summit Avenue
Sioux Falls South Dakota 57197

Website: http://www.augie.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 605-274-4077

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Adam Heinitz
Director, Admissions
(605) 274-5529
adam.heinitz@augie.edu

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Ben Iverson
Associate Director of International Programs, Admissions
(605) 274-5250
ben.iverson@augie.edu

Athletics Contact:
Bill Gross
Director, Athletics
(605) 274-4315
bill.gross@augie.edu

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
In general, if you have been enrolled in an associate or baccalaureate degree program at an accredited college or university and possess a minimum grade point average of 2.25 (4.0 scale), you will be considered for admission.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Only courses in which the student earned a C- or better are eligible for transfer credit.

Credits (Min/Max):
The actual number of credits accepted for the major will be determined by the appropriate department chairperson. Students must complete a minimum of 30 hours of coursework at Augustana to receive a degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
Augustana requires the submission of all ACT/SAT test scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
The submission of a completed Recommendation form is required.

Essay(s) required:
You must submit an essay (250 words minimum) on a topic of your choice, graded or otherwise, which best illustrates your writing ability.

Application Fee:
There is no fee to apply at Augustana.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

Apply Here:
http://secure.augie.edu/admission/app-tr.html

Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite
English
Math
Writing
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading
Math
Writing

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

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Transfers Accepted:

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: %

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: %

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010

Costs

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Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Augustana offers a variety of financial aid options including loans, grants, scholarships and work-study programs.

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Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: %

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Bates College

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Four-one-four

State: Maine

Description

Bates College typically ranks among the top 25 liberal arts colleges in the country. The college has an impressive 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and 2/3 of students participate in study abroad. An equal number eventually go on to graduate school. Students can expect a lot of interaction between students and faculty for the college places emphasis on seminar classes, research, service-learning, and senior thesis work. The college was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. Located in Lewiston, Maine, Bates was founded in 1855 by Maine abolitionists.

Most Popular Majors

Anthropology, Biology, Economics, English, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1776
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 1776
Faculty: 156

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 11:1

Percent Male: 46%
Percent Female: 54%

Financial Resources

Endowment:

Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 84%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 88%

Transfer-Out Rate
9

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Address:
2 Andrews Road
Lewiston Maine 4240

Website: http://www.bates.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 207-786-6255

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Karen Kothe
Associate Dean, Admissions
855.228.3755
kkothe@bates.edu

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Kevin McHugh
Director of Athletics, Athletic Department
207.786.6341
kmchugh@bates.edu

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Though we don't require a minimum grade point average, students who transfer to Bates generally have a college grade point average in the range of 3.5 or better (out of a possible 4.0) in a challenging liberal arts and sciences curriculum.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
A grade of at least a C is required for course credit to transfer to Bates.

Credits (Min/Max):
In order to apply as a transfer, you must have earned at least 4 libl arts courses at an accredited college/university. All degree candidates must earn a min of 16 Bates credits. You may transfer a max of 2 non-Bates credits earned after matriculation.

Test Scores for Applying:
The submission of standardized testing (the SAT I, SAT II, and the ACT) for admission is optional.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Included in the Common Application are the school report (including a counselor evaluation) and two teacher evaluations.

Essay(s) required:
A Personal Statement and biographical information concerning extracurricular interests is required with the Common Application. The Bates Supplement requires an essay and a mid-year report.

Application Fee:
There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.

Other Requirements:
If you plan to pursue the performing or visual arts at Bates, you may supplement your application with a sample of your talent and interest in the arts. We also welcome information about your athletic accomplishments.

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

Apply Here:
http://www.bates.edu/admission/apply/application-forms/

Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite
English
Math
Writing
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading
Math
Writing

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 187

Transfers Accepted: 44

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 24%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 27%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -3%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010

Costs

Books: 800

Other Expenses: 1250

Room and Board: 12500

Tuition and Fees: 42800

Total Cost: 57350

Note on Costs:
The comprehensive fee for 211-212 is $55,3. Please visit us at http://www.bates.edu/catalog/?s=current&a=renderStatic&c=costs for more information.

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
If you are interested in receiving financial assistance from Bates, you must submit a CSS PROFILE. Please check the schedule for deadlines. You must indicate that you wish to apply for aid at the time of application for admission.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6196

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 41%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 38%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 25%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

Special Programs

Notes

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Berea College

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Four-one-four

State: Kentucky

Description

Located in Berea, Kentucky, and founded in 1855, Berea College takes pride in being the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. Students at Berea come from 50 states and roughly 60 countries, but the majority of students hail from Appalachia. The college has made a niche for itself in serving students who have limited economic resources. Students pay no tuition, and all students receive significant financial aid for all four years of attendance. All students work 10 to 15 hours a week on campus or in the community as part of Berea's Labor Program. Since its founding, Berea has had a non-sectarian Christian identity.

Most Popular Majors

Agriculture, Biology, Communication Studies, Elementary Education, Human Development, Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology, Technology and Industrial Arts

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1549
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 1549
Faculty: 132

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Percent Male: 42%
Percent Female: 58%

Financial Resources

Endowment:

Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 50%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Address:
101 Chestnut Street
Berea Kentucky 40404

Website: http://www.berea.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 859-985-3000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Admissions
800-326-5948
askadmissions@berea.edu

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Berea encourages the application of transfer students who have achieved at least a minimum college GPA of 2.5. The average successful transfer applicant to Berea College has a college GPA of 3.25. Students with less than a 2.5 college GPA in the last 24 hours of college credit are ineligible for admission to Berea College.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Credit is awarded for every college-level course completed at a regionally accredited institution with a grade of C or better provided the work has been completed within ten years from the date you plan to begin study at Berea College.

Credits (Min/Max):
Eight (8) of the last eleven (11) courses required for completion of the degree must be earned in residence at Berea College. Exceptions can be approved by the Student Admission and Academic Standing Committee.

Test Scores for Applying:
Official ACT or SAT I scores are waived for applicants who are able to present an official transcript showing grades for at least 24 semester hours of college credit at a regionally accredited institution.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Two Evaluation and Endorsement forms completed by a former teacher, college professor, principal or other school administrator are required.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is recommended.

Application Fee:

Other Requirements:
A Statement of Good Standing from all institutions attended previously is required.

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

Apply Here:
http://www.berea.edu/admissions/applying/transfer-students.asp

Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 22 27
English 21 28
Math 21 26
Writing
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 495 640
Math 483 588
Writing 513 610

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 625

Transfers Accepted: 115

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 18%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 12%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 6%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010

Costs

Books: 700

Other Expenses: 1802

Room and Board: 5792

Tuition and Fees: 910

Total Cost: 9204

Note on Costs:
Every Berea student is awarded a 4-year, tuition scholarship. The amount of the scholarship will vary depending on financial need, and the presence of any additional outside scholarships.

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Approximate annual tuition totals $24,100. The actual cost to students and their families is $0.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 1886

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 18%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

Special Programs

Notes

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Bethany College (KS)

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Four-one-four

State: Kansas

Description

Bethany College, established by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1881, is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Located in Lindsborg, Kansas, Bethany is a small, private college that provides students personal attention within a caring community. The student body is highly engaged in learning both inside and outside the classroom. All students are encouraged to explore and deepen their own faith, as they find and follow their paths in the world.

The mission of Bethany College is to educate, develop, and challenge individuals to reach for truth and excellence as they lead lives of faith, learning and service.

Most Popular Majors

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 587
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 587
Faculty: 45

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Percent Male: %
Percent Female: %

Financial Resources

Endowment:

Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: %

Six-Year Graduation Rate: %

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Graduation and Retention Data From:

Contact Information

Address:
335 e swensson st
Lindsborg Kansas 67456

Website: http://www.bethanylb.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 785-227-3311

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Admissions
800-826-2281
admissions@bethanylb.edu

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Transfer students must have a 2.3 cumulative grade point average, based on a 4.0 scale, to be regularly admitted to Bethany College. Students who do not meet this requirement may elect to have their application evaluated by the Admissions Committee for Conditional Admissions.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Credit towards graduation requirements will be granted for general education courses completed with a grade of "D" or higher. All courses required for the major (unless otherwise stated) must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
A maximum of 62 semester hours of college work will be accepted from junior/community college.

Test Scores for Applying:
ACT/SAT test results, if taken, are required.

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:

Application Fee:

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

Apply Here:
http://www.bethanylb.edu/admissions.html

Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite
English
Math
Writing
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading
Math
Writing

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: %

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: %

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010

Costs

Books:

Other Expenses:

Room and Board:

Tuition and Fees:

Total Cost:

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From:

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
We offer opportunities through institutional, State, and Federal programs with more than 98% of our students receiving aid.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans:

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: %

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: %

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: %

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Special Programs

Notes

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