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Welch College is a private institution that was founded in 1942. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 315, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 8 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Welch College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 53. Its tuition and fees are $15,806 (2013-14).
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The mission of Welch College 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 solid 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 college of 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 66.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||66.2%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 25|
The student-faculty ratio at Welch College is 9:1, and the school has 87.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Welch College include: Theology and Religious Vocations; Education; Psychology; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 62.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||25%|
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Welch College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 315, with a gender distribution of 48.9 percent male students and 51.1 percent female students. At this school, 62 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 38 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 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 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|
Paying for School
At Welch College, 79.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $2,657.
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||$15,806 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$6,642 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data