Coker College Viewbook 2013 -14
[re]defining ready KEITH MARTIN / psychology / Manning, SC “To be a freshman at Coker made me very proud. My first year was a great success on so many levels — personally and academically.” [re]invent yourself The world is changing. Will you be ready? At Coker College, you will benefit from small classes taught by professors dedicated to teaching and undergraduate research. You’ll gain confidence and real-world skills through internships and community involvement. Come to Coker and get on a fast track to personal and professional success. The National Survey of Student Engagement ranked Coker College in the top 10% of all institutions for providing students with a supportive campus environment, enriching educational experiences, student-faculty interaction, active and collaborative learning, and a high level of academic challenge. EXCELLENCE STUDENT:FACULTY RATIO 12:1 Arrive ready to learn. Graduate ready to change the world. U.S. News & World Report named Coker one of America’s “Best Colleges” for the 18th consecutive year. The Princeton Review ranked Coker a “Best Southeastern College” for the ninth consecutive year. BEST [re]think learning Classes average 12 students. A distinguishing feature of every Coker education, “Round Table Learning” brings students and professors together in small groups for discussion and exploration. Coker offers a rare chance to gain the confidence to communicate your ideas. Our undergraduate focus, flexible degree programs, and dedication to each student’s success create a learning environment where competence meets confidence. In 2010, Dr. Joseph Flaherty, biology, received a $500,000+ National Science Foundation grant to support new undergraduate biology research. It also recognizes Dr. Flaherty as one of the nation’s leading teacher-scholars. OUTSTANDING Coker offers a pre-professional program in law, a pre-med track in the sciences, a major in medical technology, and a professional writing concentration in English. FOCUS ON SUCCESS Recently, Peterson’s Smart Parents Guide to College called Round Table Learning “a model learning experience.” [re]set expectations Concerned about falling through the cracks at college? Not here. At Coker College, we take personalized learning seriously. You can customize your education, double major or design your own, study abroad, do an internship, get involved in campus life, and sharpen your communication and leadership skills. YEAR Connect with classmates and explore interests in freshmen seminars and activities. 1 YEAR Get the advice you need to choose a major or design one that fits. 2 “Coker’s approach is hands-on. From the very beginning, we’re working with students connecting theory to real teaching moments. I’m learning to spark children’s interest in learning…not cram information into their heads.” Explore new cultures through field study, coursework or study away. 3 Complete a well-laid plan to be accepted to the career or degree program of your choice — positive, prepared, and proud. 4 YEAR YEAR MINDY JOHNSON / elementary education & early childhood education / Johnsonville, SC [re]imagine college life Coker College will change the way you live. Located in the heart of Hartsville, SC, our close-knit and beautiful campus becomes home base for exploring, involved, and having fun. On campus, clubs and getting organizations abound. Athletics features soccer, golf, and more. Welcoming and walkable, the town of Hartsville offers great shopping, great food, and friendly people. At a school of great traditions, Coker Olympics of Winter (C.O.W. Days) is everyone's favorite. A week of games and activities—from tug-of-war to lip syncing—crowns one class as C.O.W. Days Champions. C.O.W. DAYS SUNSHINE South Carolina’s climate offers a warm winter alternative to ice and snow. Hartsville averages 69°F, September to May. COBRA SPIRIT 19 men’s and women’s athletic teams, including newly added men's wrestling and men’s and women's track and field, compete in NCAA Division II, South Atlantic Conference. Athletic scholarships are available. “I knew I was going to fit in when I realized how easy it was to build relationships with other students here. My friends and I love to hang out at the boathouse and go swimming at Prestwood Lake.” TIMMY STRICKLAND / business / Georgetown, SC [re]discover The best way to discover Coker College is to plan your visit. Do it now by contacting Admissions. Weâ€™ll tell you about the Open Houses we plan throughout the year. Weâ€™ll put together a personalized tour to introduce you to the places and people who will make your Coker experience special. Ready to apply? Do it online by visiting coker.edu/apply and following the links to our online application. Coker College is located in Hartsville, SC, halfway between Myrtle Beach, SC and Charlotte, NC. Atlanta is five hours away, and Washington, DC, Maryland, and New York are readily accessible by interstate and air travel. LOCATION TUITION FINANCIAL AID For 2013-2014 Tuition: $ 24,576 Room: 3,620 Board: 3,990 Total: $ 32,186 Coker may be more affordable than you think. In fact, approximately 90% of our students receive need-based financial aid in addition to academic, athletic, and other talent-based scholarships. The Financial Aid Office is dedicated to helping each family navigate the financial planning process. Reducing the cost: Coker awards more than $6.8 million annually in scholarships and grants in addition to federal and state aid. Coker College offers programs designed to prepare you for career and graduate school success. Many students double major; some design their own. Minors and specializations offer additional ways to customize your program. Coker College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; phone: 404-679-4501) to award the baccalaureate degree. Coker is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the South Carolina Board of Education. Coker College, in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnicity, gender or disability in the areas of admissions, employment, financial aid or educational services. CONTACT US Office of Admissions Coker College 300 East College Ave. Hartsville, SC 29550 Phone: 843.383.8050 1.800.950.1908 (toll-free) Fax: 843.383.8056 Email: email@example.com Online: www.coker.edu www.facebook.com/cokercollege www.youtube.com/cokercollege AREAS OF STUDY Art Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Photography Art Education Biology Ecology, Molecular, Pre-Med Biology Education Business Administration Management, Marketing, Sport Management Chemistry Chemistry Education Communication Computer Science Criminology Dance Dance Education, Dance Production, Movement Analysis/Therapies, Performance/Choreography Early Childhood Education Elementary Education English Professional Writing English Education General Education History Individualized Major Mathematics Mathematics Education Medical Technology Music Musical Theater, Piano, Voice Music Education Physical Education & Sport Studies Exercise Science, Physical Fitness Programming, Sport Communication Physical Education Teacher Education Political Science Psychology Counseling Social Studies Education Social Work Sociology Criminology Spanish Theater Performance, Technical O F F I C E 300 East College Avenue O F | A D M I S S I O N S Hartsville, South Carolina 29550 | 1.800.950.1908 | www.coker.edu facebook.com/cokercollege | youtube.com/cokercollege 843.383.8050 [re]view: coker fast facts STUDENT ACTIVITIES CONTACT US STUDENTS Total Enrollment: 1,163 Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Average Class Size: 12 Faculty: 63 full-time faculty; 90% with highest degree Diversity: Laboratories: Student-based research defines the Coker difference. Labs include such leading-edge equipment as a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer. Residence Halls: Nine halls, ranging from community suites to apartment-style living. Dining: Susanne G. Linville Athletics: Mascot: Cobras Colors: Navy & yellow 19 NCAA Division II, South Atlantic Conference teams: baseball (M), basketball (M, W), cross country (M, W), golf (M, W), lacrosse (M, W), soccer (M, W), tennis (M, W), track & field (M, W), softball (W), volleyball (M, W), wrestling (M); also cheer & dance teams; scholarships available Website: www.cokercobras.com Clubs & Organizations:Over 30 Intramural sports: Women: 67%; Men: 33% African-American: 40% All minorities: 46% States represented: 30 Foreign countries represented: 18 Dining Hall, the Cobra CafĂŠ, the Pizza Shop and Java City. FACILITIES ACADEMICS Library: The state-of-the-art Charles W. and Joan S. Coker Library-Information Technology Center. It is the academic heart of campus. Athletics/Recreation: 50 Areas of Study Specializations/ Concentrations: Facilities include a 22-acre complex for baseball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis and a 9-hole disc golf course; boathouse/clubhouse; an aerobic fitness area; and the TimberlakeLawton Gymnasium for basketball and volleyball. Computers: Computer labs 27 total including AfricanAmerican Studies, Exercise Science, Performance/ Choreography, Pre-Law, PreMed, Counseling, Professional Writing, and Technical Theater Study Abroad: Customizable options from short- to long-term study abroad experiences. Internships/Service Learning: Learn hands-on Numerous intramural sports & wellness activities Office of Admissions Coker College 300 East College Ave. Hartsville, SC 29550 Phone: 843.383.8050 1.800.950.1908 (toll-free) Fax: 843.383.8056 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Online: www.coker.edu www.facebook.com/cokercollege www.youtube.com/cokercollege offer access to PCs and Macs. Wireless internet is available throughout the entire campus. from year one. Internships and service opportunities are available for all students.