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Faulkner University is a private institution that was founded in 1942. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,763, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 84 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Faulkner University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 48. Its tuition and fees are $18,230 (2013-14).
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The mission of Faulkner University is to glorify God through education of the whole person, emphasizing integrity of character in a caring Christian environment where every individual matters every day. Faulkner University is a Christian community of learners in the tradition of American higher education that seeks to educate the whole person by cultivating the moral, emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual dimensions of the individual. This practice is rooted in the liberal arts tradition of open inquiry, investigation, and engagement. The college environment promotes knowledge, professionalism, critical thinking, leadership, lifelong learning, and service to others - the true traits of spiritual development and great character. Students come to Faulkner from across the United States, predominantly from the southern states; and, several foreign countries. Geographically, Faulkner is situated at the doorstep of several American historical sites involving the Creek Indians, Spanish Explorers, Early American Settlers, Antebellum South, and Civil Rights. The university mission, geographic setting, and background create a caring, friendly, and supportive Christian learning environment. The Faulkner Experience provides the tools for students to excel in their careers, families, churches, and communities - in all aspects of life.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Church of Christ|
When applying to Faulkner University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Faulkner University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 60.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||60.4%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Faulkner University is 15:1, and the school has 71.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Faulkner University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General; English Language and Literature, General; and Mental Health Counseling/Counselor. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 53.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||14%|
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Faulkner University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,763, with a gender distribution of 37.5 percent male students and 62.5 percent female students. At this school, 19 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 81 percent of students live off campus. Faulkner University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Faulkner University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Faulkner University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Faulkner University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Faulkner University.
|Students who have cars on campus||80%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Faulkner University, 67.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $3,825.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$18,230 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$6,780 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data