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Patten University is a private institution that was founded in 1944. It has an urban setting and the campus size is 8 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Patten University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $13,440 (2011-12).
|School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):|
Patten University strives to provide students with a quality Christian liberal arts education through Learning, Faith and Community. "Learning" includes experiences inside and outside the classroom and integration of past, present and future perspectives. "Faith," with God as the starting point, seeks to nurture spiritual development through Bible study, prayer, and worship. "Community" expresses our desire to reach beyond individual interests and concerns, share common interests, and care for those in our campus community and nearby cities. In short, we help students develop excellent learning skills, a vibrant faith, and a sense of belonging in the family of God.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Patten 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 Patten University is $30. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 50.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||50.3% 4|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Patten University is 17:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 33.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||N/A|
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Patten University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Patten University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health insurance. Patten University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Patten University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Patten University.
|Students who have cars on campus||80%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$13,440 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$7,090 (2011-12)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data