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Welch College is a private institution that was founded in 1942. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 290, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 9 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Welch College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 42. Its tuition and fees are $15,178 (2012-13).
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Welch College???s mission is to educate leaders to serve Christ, His Church, and His world through biblical thought and life. The four-year institution continues its seventy-year tradition of strong education in the arts and sciences, together with core emphases on theological studies, the Christian worldview, and Christian leadership and service. Offering 40 programs of study, Welch???s most popular majors are Theological/Ministry Studies, Teacher Education, Business, and Psychology. Welch College is the only college owned and operated by the National Association of Free Will Baptists but enrolls students from a diversity of denominational backgrounds.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Free Will Baptist|
When applying to Welch College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 25. The application fee at Welch College is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 98.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||98.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 25|
The student-faculty ratio at Welch College is 9:1, and the school has 88.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Welch College include: Theology and Religious Vocations; Education; English Language and Literature/Letters; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 62.2 percent.
Welch College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 290, with a gender distribution of 53.8 percent male students and 46.2 percent female students. At this school, 55.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 45.0 percent of students live off campus.
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|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
Campus Info & Services
Welch College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Welch College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Welch College, 74 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Welch College.
|Students who have cars on campus||74%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Welch College, 82.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,214.
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|Tuition and fees||$15,178 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$6,386 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data