King College


Enrollment: 1,320.

Student Body: 65% female, 35% male, 46% out-of-state, 3% international (21 countries represented). African American 2%, Caucasian 70%, Hispanic 2%.

Retention and Graduation: 43% freshmen graduate within 4 years. 25% grads go on to further study within 1 year. 21% grads pursue arts and sciences degrees. 1% grads pursue law degrees. 3% grads pursue business degrees. 2% grads pursue medical degrees.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 14:1. 67 full-time faculty, 76% hold PhDs, 3% are members of minority groups, 51% are women.


Degrees: Bachelors, master’s.

Classes: Most classes have 10-19 students. Most lab/discussion sessions have fewer than 10 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Business/commerce; nursing/registered nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN); religion/religious studies.

Special Study Options: Accelerated program, cross-registration, double major, dual enrollment, exchange student program (domestic), honors program, independent study, internships, student-designed major, study abroad, teacher certification program.

Honors programs: The Jack E. Snider Honors Center allows students to interact with other students and faculty of diverse interests. Participants take selected courses that stimulate thinking and allow for creative response while engaging in special opportunities such as meeting with faculty members and outside guests. Other courses may allow honors students, for extra credit, to develop more extensive research projects. The honors seminars also examine ideas from a variety of academic disciplines. Participants serve both the campus and the larger community by tutoring and mentoring and are encouraged to explore other perspectives through study abroad experiences. Combined degree programs: BA/MEng, 3-1 pharmacy program, 3-1 medical technology program. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include tutors.

Career services: Alumni network, alumni services, career assessment, internships.


Housing: Special housing for disabled students, men’s dorms, women’s dorms. 80% of campus accessible to physically disabled. Special Academic Facilities/ Equipment: Electron microscope, observatory with two reflecting telescopes, solar telescope.


Environment: Town.

Activities: Choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/ theater, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, student government, student newspaper, yearbook, campus ministries, international student organization.

Organizations: 35 registered organizations, 5 honor societies, 9 religious organizations.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross-country, cycling, diving, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track/field (outdoor), track/field (indoor), wrestling. Women: Basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross-country, cycling, diving, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track/field (outdoor), track/field (indoor), volleyball, wrestling.

On-Campus Highlights: New student center/athletic complex, campus oval, library, residence hall lobbies, entrance way and sporting fields.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.37. 28% in top 10% of high school class, 49% in top 25% of high school class, 79% in top 50% of high school class. 88% from public high schools. SAT Math middle 50% range 440-550. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 450-540. SAT Writing middle 50% range 440-553. ACT middle 50% range 19-24. Minimum paper TOEFL 563. Minimum computer TOEFL 223.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Academic GPA, standardized test scores. Other factors considered include: Class rank, application essay, recommendation(s), rigor of secondary school record, character/personal qualities, extracurricular activities, interview, level of applicants interest.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units required: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 1 science, (1 science labs), 2 foreign language, 2 history, 4 academic electives.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 898 applied, 63% admitted, 33% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: College transcript(s), minimum college GPA of 2.0 required. Lowest grade transferable C-.

General Admission Information: Application fee $20. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of 1 semester. Credit and/or placement offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual tuition $20,592. Room and board $7,418. Required fees $1,288. Average book expense $900.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA. Priority financial aid filing date 3/1.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 3/1.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/ grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, the school’s own gift aid. Loans: FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins, state loans, college/university loans from institutional funds.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. Highest amount earned per year from on-campus jobs $1,236. Off-campus job opportunities are good.

Financial Aid Statistics: 79% freshmen, 60% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 14% freshmen, 9% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 56% freshmen, 52% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 14% freshmen, 9% undergrads receive athletic scholarships. 98% freshmen, 98% undergrads receive any aid. 97.52% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $15,019.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Non-need-based: Academics, athletics, music/drama.

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