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LaGrange College is a private institution that was founded in 1831. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 857, its setting is city, and the campus size is 120 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. LaGrange College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 9. Its tuition and fees are $24,502 (2012-13).
With the distinction of being the oldest private college in the state of Georgia, LaGrange College is a United Methodist Church-affiliated college located roughly 65 miles from Atlanta in the city of LaGrange, Ga. Students admitted to the school have the opportunity to choose from more than 40 clubs and organizations, as well as a bustling Greek life that encompasses 10 fraternities and sororities. Students of LaGrange College are required to live on campus during their college career unless they meet certain school requirements, such as living within 30 miles of campus or being 23 years of age or older. The LaGrange Panthers field 16 varsity athletic teams and compete in the Great South Athletic Conference of the NCAA Division III. More than one third of on-campus students participate in athletics at the college.
LaGrange College was originally founded as an all-women’s academy in 1831 and officially became a coed institution in 1953. LaGrange College implements the 4-1-4 academic calendar, which allows students to explore their interests during an Interim Term in January. This time gives students the opportunity to delve into a subject that interests them through on-campus projects, independent research, internships, and study abroad experiences. Notable alumni of LaGrange include Blondie cartoonist Dean Young, author Terry Kay, and special effects animator Lee Crowe.
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LaGrange College has been transforming the lives of its students since 1831. Today, LaGrange is a four-year liberal arts and sciences instutition offering over 50 academic and pre-professional programs. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, LaGrange College is ranked in the top ten and as a "best value" by U.S. News & World Report in that magazine's listing of Southern Baccalaureate Colleges.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist|
When applying to LaGrange College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 31. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at LaGrange College is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 58.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||58.6%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at LaGrange College is 10:1, and the school has 82.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at LaGrange College include: Business Administration and Management, General; Elementary Education and Teaching; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Visual and Performing Arts, General; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 61.8 percent.
LaGrange College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 857, with a gender distribution of 44.5 percent male students and 55.5 percent female students. At this school, 69.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 31.0 percent of students live off campus. LaGrange College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
LaGrange College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. LaGrange College 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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at LaGrange College, 89 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at LaGrange College.
|Students who have cars on campus||89%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At LaGrange College, 81.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,349.
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||$24,502 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$10,178 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data