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Brevard College is a small, private liberal arts college in Brevard, North Carolina. Founded in 1853 from the merger of Rutherford College and Weaver College, the college was a two-year institution until 1996, when it made the transition to a four-year institution. The current enrollment is about 600 students. Brevard is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
Its sports teams, the Tornados, compete in the Appalachian Athletic Conference and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
The school offers several majors not commonly found at most colleges. Examples include ecology, as well as wilderness leadership/experiential education, often referred to on-campus as "WLEE".
FACTS ABOUT Brevard COLLEGE
1853. Oldest college or university in the mountains of North Carolina.
Type of College
Four-year private, coeducational, comprehensive liberal arts college; affiliated with the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Two semesters—fall, spring
Campus & Location
120-acre campus within the City of Brevard, North Carolina; close to the Pisgah National Forest, Blue Ridge Parkway, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the city of Asheville, the Asheville Regional Airport and the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport.
Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Music; Bachelor of Science
Art; Business and Organizational Leadership; Ecology; English; Environmental Science; Environmental Studies; Exercise Science; General Science; Health Science Studies; History; Integrated Studies; Mathematics; Music; Psychology; Religious Studies; Theatre Studies; Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education.
Pre-Law, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Nursing and Pre-Veterinary.
Special Programs, Opportunities
Honors Program; honor societies; double major; dual enrollment; internships; study abroad; independent study; teacher licensure program; experiential studies (Pisgah National Forest, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cradle of Forestry, regional museums, area orchestras); interdisciplinary studies; Academic Enrichment Center; Pisgah Forest Institute.
56 full-time faculty; 66 percent hold the highest academic degree in their field; 48 percent have tenure; student-faculty ratio is 10:1
584 students from 34 states and 9 foreign countries; 94 percent full-time; 70 percent residential; 53 percent male, 47 percent female; 48 percent in-state students from 48 counties, 52 percent out-of-state and international students.
Tuition & Fees
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57,000 volumes; 50,000 eBooks; 250 print subscriptions; access to 19,000 electronic journals; 3,900 audiovisual materials; laptops for library instruction. The Mountain College Library Network provides rapid access to resource sharing with over 350,000 titles and over 3,000 periodicals. Internet-accessible databases
containing indexes, abstracts, and thousands of full-text and digital resources are available from EBSCO, Gale/InfoTrac, JSTOR, Lexis/Nexis, ProQuest, and other online database vendors. The resources of NC LIVE provide access to a vast range of unique informational and educational resources.
Curriculum materials to support teacher education are also available. Other affiliations include the American Library Association (ALA), Appalachian College Association (ACA), North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU), and the Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET).
87 percent of students receive merit-based and/or need-based scholarships, grants, and loans; $7 million in aid was coordinated for Brevard College students in 2003-2004 for 578 students.
Three options: two traditional style residence halls and one apartment-style residential village primarily for sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
All academic buildings and residence halls are connected to the Technology campus high-speed fiber-optic network. All residence hall rooms are wired to provide students with access to the campus network and Internet resources. The campus network consists of a server farm, student labs, library lab, as well as faculty and staff PCs. Special Macintosh labs are provided for Art and Music students in the Sims Art Center and Dunham Music Center. The College is also served by a distance learning lab located at the Information Technology Center.
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