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Rust College is a private institution that was founded in 1866. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 922, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 126 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Rust College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $8,300 (2012-13).
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Rust College is a historically Black, co-educational, senior liberal arts college founded in 1866 by the Freedman's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The College is related to the United Methodist Church, and dedicated to serve students with a variety of academic preparations, through instruction in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, business, technology and education. Rust College recognizes the three-fold functions of education as being teaching, research and community service. Its primary mission however, is teaching. It offers a well-rounded program designed to acquaint students with cultural, moral, and spiritual values, both in theory and in practice. Rust College provides an opportunity for education to all, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin or ethnic background.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist|
When applying to Rust College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Rust College is $10. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 45.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||45.6%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Rust College is 17:1, and the school has 54.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Rust College include: Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Business Administration and Management, General; Broadcast Journalism; Social Sciences, General; and Child Care and Support Services Management. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 53.0 percent.
Rust College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 922, with a gender distribution of 37.4 percent male students and 62.6 percent female students. At this school, 67.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 33.0 percent of students live off campus. Rust College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Rust College offers a number of student services including day care and health service. Rust 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). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Rust College.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Rust College, 98.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,950.
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|Tuition and fees||$8,300 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$3,850 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data