Faulkner University


Enrollment: 2,032.

Student Body: 63% female, 37% male, 12% out-of-state, 1% international (15 countries represented). Asian 1%, African American 57%, Caucasian 63%, Hispanic 1%, Native American 1%.

Retention and Graduation: 59% freshmen return for sophomore year. 8% freshmen graduate within 4 years. 80% grads go on to further study within 1 year. 35% grads pursue arts and sciences degrees. 12% grads pursue law degrees. 32% grads pursue business degrees. 19% grads pursue medical degrees.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 19:1. 105 full-time faculty, 67% hold PhDs, 10% are members of minority groups, 32% are women.


Degrees: Associate, bachelors, first professional, masters.

Classes: Most classes have fewer than 10 students. Most lab/discussion sessions have fewer than 10 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Business/commerce; management information systems.

Special Study Options: Accelerated program, cooperative education program, cross-registration, distance learning, double major, dual enrollment, honors program, independent study, internships, liberal arts/career combination, study abroad, teacher certification program, weekend college.

Honors programs: Great Books Honors College. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include note-taking services, reader services, tape recorders, tutors.

Career services: Alumni services, career/job search classes, career assessment, internships.

Career services highlights include: All undergraduate programs have an internship. In fall 2009 the University is starting a Spiritual Formation Program with a service-learning component.


Housing: Special housing for disabled students, men’s dorms, women’s dorms, apartments for single students. 75% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Computers: 100% of classrooms, 100% of dorms, 100% of libraries, 100% of dining areas, 100% of student union, 100% of common outdoor areas have wireless network access. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online.


Environment: City.

Activities: Choral groups, drama/theater, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, student government, student newspaper, yearbook, campus ministries.

Organizations: 12 registered organizations, 5 honor societies, 3 religious organizations. 5 fraternities, 5 sororities.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, fishing, football, golf, soccer. Women: Cheerleading, fishing, soccer, Softball, volleyball. OnCampus Highlights: Cafe Sienna, Student Multiplex, Dorm Lobbies, Perry Cafeteria, Dinner Theatre.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.08. 8% in top 10% of high school class, 10% in top 25% of high school class, 40% in top 50% of high school class. 75% from public high schools. SAT Math middle 50% range 430-550. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 440-560. ACT middle 50% range 18-22. Minimum paper TOEFL 450. Minimum computer TOEFL 133.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Class rank, recommendation(s), rigor of secondary school record, standardized test scores, character/personal qualities, extracurricular activities, interview. Important factors considered include: Application essay, alumni/ae relation, religious affiliation/commitment, talent/ability. Other factors considered include: volunteer work, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units recommended: 12 academic electives.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 982 applied, 59% admitted, 48% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: High school transcript, college transcript(s), standardized test scores, statement of good standing from prior institution(s). Minimum college GPA of 2.0 required. Lowest grade transferable C.

General Admission Information: Application fee $10. Notification on a rolling basis, beginning on or about 8/1. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission maybe deferred for a maximum of 12. Credit and/ or placement offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual tuition $12,720. Room and board $6,320. Required fees $1,170. Average book expense $1,200.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA, institutions own financial aid form, state aid form. Priority financial aid filing date 5/1.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 6/1.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid. Loans: FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. Highest amount earned per year from on-campus jobs $1,250.

Financial Aid Statistics: 53% freshmen, 53% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 43% freshmen, 42% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 62% freshmen, 62% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 12% freshmen, 11% undergrads receive athletic scholarships. 95% freshmen, 93% undergrads receive any aid. 87% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $19,300.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Non-need-based: Academics, alumni affiliation, art, athletics, job skills, leadership, minority status, music/ drama, religious affiliation, state/district residency.

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