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Appalachian State University

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: North Carolina

Description

Appalachian State University is a public university located in in Boone, North Carolina. The university frequently ranks well among best value colleges because of its strong academic programs and relatively low tuition. The university offers 140 major programs through its six colleges and schools. Appalachian State has a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 25. The university has higher retention and graduation rates than the majority of schools in the North Carolina system. In athletics, the Appalachian State Mountaineers compete in the NCAA Division I Southern Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Advertising, Business Administration, Criminal Justice Studies, Elementary Education, English, Finance, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 16610
Total Grad Students: 1473
Undergraduate Students: 15137
Faculty: 779

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 21:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 19:1

Percent Male: 48%
Percent Female: 52%

Financial Resources

Endowment:

Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 37%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Transfer-Out Rate
15

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Address:

Boone North Carolina 28608

Website: http://www.appstate.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 828-262-2000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Paul Hiatt
Director of Admissions, Office of Admissions
828.262.2120
hiattpm@appstate.edu

Transfer Services Contact:
Brenda Lyerly
Associate Director, Office of Admissions
828.262.2120
lyerlybs@appstate.edu

International Admissions Contact:
Natalie Best
Assistant Director of International Student , International Student Services
828.262.2815
bestne@appstate.edu

Athletics Contact:
Charlie Cobb
Athletics Director, Athletic Department
828.262.7825
cobbcg@appstate.edu

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
A minimum college grade point average of 2.00 is required of transfer applicants.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a D or higher. Although transfer courses with D grade does not count toward graduation.

Credits (Min/Max):
A transfer applicant must have a minimum number of 30 credits completed or else must apply as an entering freshman. 30 credits must be completed at ASU for bachelor degree. 60 total hours must be from a 4-year institution to receive a bachelor's degree

Test Scores for Applying:
An applicant with less then 30 completed college credits must submit their standardized test scores for admission consideration.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
An applicant with less then 30 completed college credits must submit a statement of good standing from prior institution(s) for admission consideration.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is not required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
$50 non-refundable application fee.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:
Rolling Admission

Spring Deadline:
Rolling Admission

Summer Deadline:
Rolling Admission

Apply Here:
http://www.admissions.appstate.edu/apply/index.html

Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 27
English 22 26
Math 22 26
Writing
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 510 610
Math 530 610
Writing 490 590

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 1699

Transfers Accepted: 1413

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 83%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 68%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 15%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2007

Costs

Books: 700

Other Expenses: 2900

Room and Board: 6810

Tuition and Fees: 17586

Total Cost: 27996

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 5538

Total Cost – In-State: 15948

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
We seek to remove barriers of education for those who are unable to meet college costs and to assist students and families in securing the financial resources necessary to attend college, for more information please visit: http://financialaid.appstate.edu

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 4936

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 65%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 41%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 46%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

Special Programs

Notes

Insider Information

Brevard College

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: North Carolina

Description

Brevard is a small liberal arts college offering distinctive undergraduate degrees in one of the most beautiful settings on earth, the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. As a student here, you'll have outstanding opportunities through our partnerships with organizations like the Pisgah Forest Institute. Our fine arts and music communities (including nearby Asheville) provide a remarkable range of cultural experiences.

And if you're worried about making the transition into college life, you should know that the U.S. News & World Report ranks Brevard's First Year Experience one of the best in the nation. A wise man once said, "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony"

Most Popular Majors

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 650
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 650
Faculty: 54

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

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

Graduation and Retention Data From:

Contact Information

Address:
One Brevard College Drive
Bervard North Carolina 28712

Website: http://www.brevard.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 828-883-8292

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Karen Atkins
Associate Director, Admission
828.884.8378
atkinsk@brevard.edu

Transfer Services Contact:
Bobbie Jean Whitmire
Assistant, Registrar
828.884.8155
bjw@brevard.edu

International Admissions Contact:
Karen Atkins
Associate Director , Admisson
828.884.8378
atkinsk@brevard.edu

Athletics Contact:
Kim Pate
Athletic Director, Athletics
828.884.8280
patek@brevard.edu

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
2

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
C-

Credits (Min/Max):

Test Scores for Applying:
only applicable if less than 28 hours of college coursework completed

Letters of Recommendation Required:
optional

Essay(s) required:
yes

Application Fee:
$30 paper application, free online application

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:
After Feb.1, space available basis

Spring Deadline:
rolling admission

Summer Deadline:

Apply Here:
http://www.brevard.edu/Admissions/Applying/tabid/140/Default.aspx

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:
Merit-based scholarships ranging from $1500 a year to full tuition.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

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: %

Financial Aid Data From:

Special Programs

Notes

Insider Information

Catawba College

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: North Carolina

Description

Located in the city of Salisbury, North Carolina, Catawba College is a small private liberal arts college that also offers several popular pre-professional programs. Catawba College was founded in 1851 by the German Reformed Church, and today the school is affiliated with the United Church of Christ. The college has a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and students can choose from over 40 fields of study. Catawba offers a good educational value -- the great majority of students receive institutional grant aid. In athletics, the Catawba Indians compete in the NCAA Division II South Atlantic Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Business Administration, Teacher Education, Theatre Arts

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1261
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: 1293
Faculty: 73

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 17:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1

Percent Male: 46%
Percent Female: 54%

Financial Resources

Endowment:

Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 44%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 57%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Address:
2300 W Innes St
Salisbury North Carolina 28144

Website: http://www.catawba.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 704-637-4111

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Dawn A. Snook
Transfer Student Counselor , Office of Admissions
704.637.4402
IM Screen Names: catawbads
dasnook@catawba.edu

Transfer Services Contact:
Transfer Services Contact
Office of Admissions
704.637.4402
admission@catawba.edu

International Admissions Contact:
Dawn A. Snook
International Student Counselor , Office of Admissions
704.637.4402
dasnook@catawba.edu

Athletics Contact:
Dennis Davidson
Athletic Director, Athletic Department
704.637.4775
ddavidso@catawba.edu

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Catawba College does not publish any requirement for a minimum GPA.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Catawba College does not publish any requirement for transfer credits to be of any minimum grade.

Credits (Min/Max):

Test Scores for Applying:
Catawba College does not publish any requirement for their standardized test scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
They must be academically and socially eligible to return to the school in which they are currently attending, or were previously enrolled.

Essay(s) required:
A completed essay following guidelines provided on the application for admission.

Application Fee:
A non-refundable $25 (USD) processing fee.

Other Requirements:
To be admitted, transfer students must either have earned an Associate degree.

Fall Deadline:
1-Aug

Spring Deadline:
Rolling Admission; 2 weeks prior to start of sem.

Summer Deadline:

Apply Here:
http://www.applyweb.com/aw?catawba

Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite
English
Math
Writing
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 390 530
Math 410 540
Writing

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: Catawba College does not publish their transfer statistics.

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 42%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -42%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010

Costs

Books: 1400

Other Expenses: 2600

Room and Board: 8700

Tuition and Fees: 25160

Total Cost: 37860

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Need-Based Assistance is based on a valid need analysis (the FAFSA) and may be given by the College and/or through Federal and State programs and academic scholarships that range from $2000 to full tuition and are based primarily on academic performance.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6889

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 93%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 71%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

Special Programs

Notes

Insider Information

Coastal Carolina Community College

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Associates

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: North Carolina

Description

As a member of the North Carolina Community College System, Coastal Carolina Community College provides opportunities for quality post-secondary education, college transfer, workforce training and lifelong learning for the civilian and military population of Onslow County, within the limits of available resources. Coastal values academic excellence, focuses on learning outcomes and student success, provides leadership for community cooperation, and actively contributes to the economic development of Onslow County. Coastal Carolina Community College provides: Associate Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates, Workforce Development, Personal and Cultural Enrichment, Customized Training, and Developmental Education and Adult Basic Skills.

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 4857

Undergraduate Students: 4857
Faculty: 140

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 35:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 35:1

Contact Information

Address:
444 Western Blvd
Jacksonville North Carolina 28546

Website: http://www.coastal.cc.nc.us

Main Email:

Main Phone: 910-455-1221

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Susan Flaharty
Director for Admissions , Office of Admissions
910.938.6394
flahartyS@coastalcarolina.edu

Transfer Services Contact:
Judith Hatcher
Coordinator for Admissions, Office of Admissions
910.938.6394
hatcherj@coastalcarolina.edu

International Admissions Contact:
Cote, Lillian
Admissions Secretary, Office of Admissions
910.938.6394
coteL@coastalcarolina.edu

Athletics Contact:
No Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Minimum GPA for Applying:

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
No minimum grade requirement exist at Coastal Carolina Community College.

Credits (Min/Max):

Test Scores for Applying:
Students who have taken the SAT or ACT within the past three years should submit the scores for a chance to waive the placement testing.

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:

Application Fee:
No application fee is required.

Other Requirements:
Take any required placement tests (placement test scores are valid for two calendar years. Students may take the entire placement test only twice within a two-year period.)

Fall Deadline:
Rolling Admission

Spring Deadline:
Rolling Admission

Summer Deadline:

Apply Here:
http://www.cfnc.org/

Transfer Statistics

Transfer-Out Rate for Community Colleges:

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010

Costs

Tuition and Fees – In-State:

Total Cost – In-State:

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From:

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
The College provides a number of financial assistance programs, ensuring educational opportunities for individual students. Grants, scholarships, and employment opportunities are included in such programs.

Special Programs

Notes

Insider Information

Davidson College

August 14, 2012 in

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Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: North Carolina

Description

Established by the Presbyterians of North Carolina in 1837, Davidson College is now one of the country's top liberal arts colleges. For a school of well under 2,000 students, Davidson is unusual for its strong Division I athletic program. The Wildcats compete in the NCAA Division I Southern Conference, and nearly a quarter of Davidson students participate in varsity athletics. On the academic front, Davidson was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. The college has a strict honor code that allows students to schedule their own exams and take them in any academic classroom.

Most Popular Majors

Art, Biology, Economics, English, History, Political Science, Psychology, Spanish

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1668
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 1668
Faculty: 167

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Percent Male: 50%
Percent Female: 50%

Financial Resources

Endowment:

Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 89%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 91%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

Address:
102 N. Main Street
Davidson North Carolina 28035

Website: http://www.davidson.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 704-894-2000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Deb Hogg
Transfer Counselor, Admissions
800-768-0380
dehogg@davidson.edu

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Jim Murphy
Director, Athletics
704-894-2373
jamurphy@davidson.edu

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Successful transfer applicants have earned at least a B+ at their current college/university, outstanding high school records and strong standardized test scores.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The grade earned in the transferred course must be at least a C- (C-minus) or its equivalent.

Credits (Min/Max):
Credit for one academic year at another college is normally transferred as 8 courses. The Registrar determines the amount of credit for transfer and will accept a max of 16 courses. The max transfer courses accepted for a major is determined by department.

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT or ACT scores should be sent directly to us from the testing agency unless recorded on your high school transcript.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
An Instructor Evaluation, a second Teacher Recommendation (from a high school teacher, guidance counselor, or an additional college professor) and a College Official's Report are required. A Peer Recommendation is optional.

Essay(s) required:
A Personal Statement is required on the Common Application, and an essay is required on the Davidson Supplemental Application.

Application Fee:
There is a $50 non-refundable application fee.

Other Requirements:
Character, integrity, and potential contribution to the college community are also important in our selection process.

Fall Deadline:

Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

Apply Here:
http://www3.davidson.edu/cms/x6447.xml

Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 29 33
English
Math
Writing
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 630 730
Math 640 718
Writing 630 730

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 97

Transfers Accepted: 22

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 23%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 25%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -2%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2011

Costs

Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 1775

Room and Board: 10857

Tuition and Fees: 38866

Total Cost: 52498

Note on Costs:
Please visit our website for more information about tuition and fees http://www3.davidson.edu/cms/x11246.xml.

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Davidson students have 100 percent of their calculated need met entirely through a combination of grants and student employment. Prospective students and their families are welcome to contact us to discuss this initiative or related concerns.

CSS/Profile Used?

Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7767

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 64%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 61%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 23%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

Special Programs

Notes

Insider Information