210 Lindsey Wilson Street

Columbia, KY 42728

General Information

Type: Private institution
Year Founded: 1903
Religious Affilation: United Methodist
Academic Calendar: Semester
Size of Undergraduate Student Body: 1,622
Geographical Setting: Rural


Application Fee: $N/A
Application Deadline: Rolling
Selectivity: Less selective


Tuition and Fees: $13,814
Room/Board: $5,926

Student Services

Basic Services Offered: placement service, health service, other
Remedial Services Offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling Services Offered: career, personal, academic, religious


Career Services Offered: on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Students That Enter the Job Market…

Within 6 Months of Graduation: N/A
Within 1 Year of Graduation: N/A
Within 2 Years of Graduation: N/A
Firms that Hire Most Graduates: Public School Systems for Education majors, Counseling firms, Financial/Business related


Does the school have a library on campus? – Yes
Is it a member of a library consortia? – Yes
Number of books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents: 50,261
Number of current serial subscriptions: 13,000
Number of microforms: 420,200
Number of audiovisuals: 2,310
Number of ebooks: 39,000
Other library facilities: Local oral history collection, college archives, Methodist history collection, Thomas D. Clark – Kentucky Historial Laureate – collection, one multimedia classroom, one library bibliographical training room, group study rooms, juvenile / curriculum collections room

Museums or other Special Academic Buildings on Campus: N/A


Is a computer course required? – No
Is a computer required? – No
Number of available computers for all students: 200
Available internet access? – Yes
Available email accounts? – Yes
Computers available in: computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Number of available wired connections available in…

The Library (not including computer labs): 25
Classrooms: N/A
Labs: 70
Other areas: 5

Is there a wireless network? – Yes
Where is wireless available? – in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
Wireless simultaneous connection capacity: 50

Recommended operating system: Microsoft
Percentage of hosting units owned by college for internet access: 100%
Are students permitted to have webpages? – No
Is there online registration? – Yes


Campus Safety Services Offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life Overview

Percentage of undergrads that live in college-owned housing: N/A
Percentage of Male Undergrads Living in Fraternities: N/A
Percentage of Female Undergrads Living in Sororities: N/A
Percentage of students on campus on weekends: 60%

College Housing

Does the school offer students housing? – Yes
Percentage of students living in college-owned housing: N/A
Housing available for all unmarried students? – Yes
If on-campus housing is unavailable, does school provide assistance? – No
Available types of campus housing: women’s dorms (33%), men’s dorms (34%), special housing for disabled students (1%), other housing options (32%)

Percentage of college-owned housing units that are…

Singles: 1%
Doubles: 58%
Triples or Suites: 14%
Apartments: 27%
Other: N/A

Number of college-owned housing buildings: 17

Percentage of college-owned housing units that have…

A sprinkler system: 6%
Fire alarms: 24%
Wired high-speed internet access: 100%

Campus Size: 45 acres

Transportation (distances in miles)

Nearest airport(s): Louisville KY (100), Nashville TN (140)
Nearest train station: N/A
Nearest bus station: Louisville KY (100)
Does public transportation serve campus? – No
Are all students allowed to have cars on campus? – Yes
Percentage of students with cars on campus: 96%

Student Employment

Is there school employment? – Yes
Percent of undergraduates that worked on campus in 2005-2006: – 11%
Average undergraduate wage: 1,040
Are freshmen discouraged from working their first term? – No

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

Army ROTC: Not offered
Navy ROTC Not offered
Air Force ROTC: Not offered

Rules and Regulations

Is legal alcohol permitted on campus? – No
Other policies: class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited


Most popular events: Malvina Farkle Day, LWC Movie Night, Spring Formal, Family Weekend, Homecoming, Dances, Piano Concerts, Cultural Lectures, Jazz Festival, Symphony Orchestra