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Heidelberg University is a private institution that was founded in 1850. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,096, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 115 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Heidelberg University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 53. Its tuition and fees are $26,180 (2013-14).
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Heidelberg University is a community of learning that promotes and nurtures intellectual, personal and professional development, leading to a life of purpose with distinction.
Heidelberg University, in the Liberal Arts tradition, educates persons who can act effectively and with integrity in a world of change. It cherishes academic excellence, honors knowledge, encourages original research, and promotes a lifelong commitment to free inquiry. Heidelberg is dedicated to being a diverse community that challenges students to understand their cultural heritage and the contemporary world, to explore frontiers of knowledge, and to develop powers of mind and spirit. In keeping with its historic affiliation with the United Church of Christ, students, faculty, and staff and the Board of Trustees work together to understand and respect diverse cultures, religions and lifestyles. Heidelberg University develops individuals with high moral and ethical standards who are productive in their life's work, engaged in their communities, and responsible citizens of the world.
Heidelberg University is a dynamic community with two core goals: preparing students for productive careers and preparing them to live a life of purpose with distinction. At Heidelberg, students are encouraged to seize opportunities to explore their world, both close to home and abroad. Heidelberg is dedicated to being a diverse community that challenges students to understand their own culture and the cultures of others. In keeping with the historic affiliation with the United Church of Christ, students, faculty and staff work collaboratively to understand and respect diversity, religions and lifestyles. Through service learning and other academic and extra-curricular offerings, Heidelberg strives to develop individuals with high moral and ethical standards who make positive contributions in their careers, who are engaged in their communities and who become responsible citizens of the world.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Church of Christ|
When applying to Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 71 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||71.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Heidelberg University is 15:1, and the school has 68.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Heidelberg University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Social Sciences; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 61.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||39%|
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Heidelberg University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,096, with a gender distribution of 51.8 percent male students and 48.2 percent female students. At this school, 71 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 29 percent of students live off campus. Heidelberg University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Heidelberg University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Heidelberg University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Heidelberg University, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Heidelberg University.
|Students who have cars on campus||70%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Heidelberg University, 88.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,457.
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||$26,180 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,974 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data