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Alderson Broaddus University is a private institution that was founded in 1871. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 826, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 170 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Alderson Broaddus University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 46. Its tuition and fees are $22,740 (2013-14).
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For nearly 140 years, Alderson-Broaddus College has been providing a quality education for its students. Deeply rooted in the liberal arts, the College has been recognized for its health-related, education and performing arts programs. Affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA, and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the institution overlooks the picturesque and historic Tygart River Valley in Philippi, WV.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||American Baptist|
When applying to Alderson Broaddus University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 25. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 40.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||40.6%|
|Application deadline||August 25|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Alderson Broaddus University is 12:1, and the school has 74.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Alderson Broaddus University include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Athletic Training/Trainer; Computer Science; and Multicultural Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||26%|
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Alderson Broaddus University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 826, with a gender distribution of 51.1 percent male students and 48.9 percent female students. At this school, 76 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 24 percent of students live off campus. Alderson Broaddus University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Alderson Broaddus University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Alderson Broaddus University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Alderson Broaddus University, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Alderson Broaddus University.
|Students who have cars on campus||95%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Alderson Broaddus University, 81 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,442.
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|Tuition and fees||$22,740 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,236 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data