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Walsh University

  • North Canton, OH
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 61%39%
    student ratio
  • 2,385
    total students
  • $24,610 | $24,610
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 77%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 520
    sat math
  • 510
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 23
    act composite

Overview

A Message from Walsh University to Potential Students

"Who will build the next economy? How will we consume energy in the future? Will members of this generation find the cure for cancer? At Walsh University, we believe that our students have the potential to make a difference in the world, and we will arm you with the skills you need to live up to that potential.

"We want your years here to be some of the best of your life. We understand that we are the gatekeepers to your future and our promise to you is that our faculty and staff will do everything in our power to make your journey here a successful one. Perhaps this approach towards our students is the reason that we've had record breaking enrollment growth over the past nine years. Or perhaps it's the fact that over 90 percent of our students say they have a positive relationship with their professors, noting how supportive a network we offer here at Walsh. The reasons are multiple but one thing is clear, if your search for college ends with Walsh University, rest assured you have made the right decision.

"As a Catholic university welcoming students of all faiths, Walsh's ultimate mission is to develop leaders in service to others. Volunteer work is not simply encouraged, it is required as part of the university's core curriculum. Walsh students build homes for Katrina victims in New Orleans, tutor and mentor school children, prepare taxes for low-income families, distribute meals, and perform missionary work around the world. As you can read first-hand from our student bloggers, these experiences are transformational."

The University

Walsh University is a fully accredited, liberal arts and sciences Catholic university in North Canton, Ohio. The school offers fifty majors, five graduate programs (including a Doctorate of Physical Therapy), and an accelerated-degree program for working adults.

With 3,000 students from 24 countries, and a 15:1 student-faculty ratio, the university offers a vibrant, close-knit, and safe campus community. Most residence halls and academic buildings on Walsh's 136-acre campus are new or have been renovated within the last several years, providing state-of-the-art facilities for students. Walsh also offers generous financial aid packages to 95 percent of full-time students.

Active and involved in campus and community life, more than 60 percent of Walsh students participate in extracurricular programs. If you would like to read first-hand about how involved our students are on campus, visit our student blog site to see for yourself.

Students also enjoy intramural and intercollegiate sports programs that include football, baseball, soccer, and volleyball to name a few. Walsh has 19 intercollegiate sports programs and participates in the Division II NAIA. Our athletic teams have won numerous awards and national championships. Walsh was recently accepted for candidacy in to the NCAA Division II and expects to receive full standing within the next two years.

Walsh University was founded in 1960 by the Brothers of Christian Instruction and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and is accredited and approved by eight additional commissions.

Location

Walsh University has a beautiful, tree-lined campus located just 3 miles east of I-77 in North Canton, which is a safe, pleasant residential suburban community. Canton, which is about 5 miles south of the Walsh campus, is a city of 84,000 that offers a wide array of cultural, recreational, and athletic activities.

Home of the Professional Football Hall of Fame, the President McKinley National Memorial, and the National First Ladies Library, the city also hosts a symphony orchestra, an art museum, and a civic opera, theater guild, and ballet. A number of major companies are headquartered in Stark County, including the Hoover Company, the Timken Company, and Diebold, Inc.

Majors and Degrees Offered by Walsh University

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees are offered by Walsh University in the following majors: accounting (general and specialized CPA tracks), bioinformatics, biology, chemistry, clinical laboratory science, communication, computer science, corporate communication, education (early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence to young adulthood, integrated language arts, integrated mathematics teacher licensure, integrated science teacher licensure, integrated social studies teacher, intervention specialist, life science/biology teacher licensure, life science/biology and chemistry teacher licensure, and multi-age physical education), English, finance, French, general business, history, international studies, management, management information systems, marketing, mathematics, nursing, philosophy/theology, physical education, political science, psychology, sociology, and Spanish.

Walsh offers pre-professional programs in dentistry, law, medicine, natural resources, optometry, physical therapy, podiatry, and veterinary science. Each is developed within the context of a regular academic major.

In addition, Walsh offers the Associate of Arts degree in accounting, finance, human services, liberal arts management, and marketing.

Walsh University also offers the following graduate programs; Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Master of Arts in Education, MBA, Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Development, Master of Arts in Theology, Master of Science in Nursing.

Academic Programs

The student's academic program consists of courses within the liberal arts, a major field of study, and elective courses. Major course work, constituting one fourth or more of a student's program of studies, is designed to help students prepare for their careers. Forty percent of a student's program of studies is within the liberal arts. Elective courses, which constitute the remaining portion of a student's program of studies, enable students to develop personal interests, take more courses within their major field, or enroll in additional core courses.

The university encourages students to give careful thought to selecting a program of study and a major. While many students select double majors as a way to improve their career opportunities, the design of individual programs requires consultation with a faculty adviser and a division chair. To earn a bachelor's degree, students must successfully complete 130 semester hours.

Designed for the academically gifted, the honors program offers challenges that lead students to achieve academic excellence. Honors students take advantage of such offerings as special seminars, independent studies, internships, and research projects.

The university's School for Professional Studies Program is for working adults who have earned college credits and who wish to earn their bachelor's degree in an accelerated format. Classes are scheduled on nights and weekends to accommodate busy schedules.

Walsh University's Br. Edmond Drouin Library

The Br. Edmond Drouin Library at Walsh University has one of the largest collections of e-books in the state of Ohio with more than 90,000 available. The library contains 141,000 bound volumes, 630 current periodical subscriptions on paper, thousands of online periodicals, a curriculum library, and an audiovisual collection.

Databases bring many full-text articles immediately for download or print, and information technology systems enable online requests for physical delivery of material, often via rapid courier. Library staff members give introductory lectures on research techniques.

The library has a quiet study room, a snack lounge, and a mini-theater.

Costs

Tuition and fees for the 2011-2012 academic year are $22,500. At Walsh University, tuition, fees, and room and board charges total approximately $32,190 per year and vary by residence hall. Books and personal expenses cost an estimated $700-$900 for the year. The university reserves the right to change the cost structure without notice.

Financial Aid

Walsh is dedicated to providing outstanding liberal arts education at an affordable price. The primary purpose of Walsh University's financial aid program is to assist deserving students who cannot otherwise meet the costs of a college education. Financial aid takes the form of scholarships, work-study awards, grants, or loans, depending upon the resources available.

Walsh University offers a number of scholarships in amounts from $1,500 to full tuition, in addition to institutional need-based grants. The Alumni Association offers scholarships as well. State and federal grants and loans are available to students along with the university's work-study program that provides work compatible with a student's academic schedule. Financial aid is awarded for one year and is renewable in subsequent years if the student shows a continuing need and maintains an appropriate academic record.

Applicants for admission may apply for financial aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Walsh University's financial aid form. To allow for timely notification of financial awards, the university recommends that the FAFSA be mailed by March 15 in order to receive full analysis by May 1.

Prospective students may obtain a FAFSA from their high school guidance counselor or from the university's financial aid office. The Walsh financial aid form is available from the financial aid and admissions offices of the university.

Admission Requirements for Potential Walsh University Students

Every student seeking admission to Walsh University is reviewed individually. The composition of high school classes, grades achieved, class rank, and standardized test scores (like the SAT and ACT) are all taken into consideration before an admission decision is rendered. Essays, personal statements, and interviews are highly recommended but not required.

Walsh grants credit for college-level work completed in high school and for credits earned through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Qualified high school juniors and seniors may enroll for college credit under the university's postsecondary enrollment program. The university seeks a diverse student body.

Application and Information

Though Walsh University operates under a rolling admissions policy, early application is still recommended. The completed admission application, $25 application fee, ACT or SAT scores, and a high school transcript are required for a student's application to be considered for admission. Transfer students must also submit transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.


Location & Contact

Walsh University

2020 East Maple Street, NW
North Canton, OH 44720-3396
USA

Mr.Brett Freshour

Vice President for Enrollment Management

Phone: 330-490-7171
Fax: 330-490-7165
Email: admissions@walsh.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication and Media Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education&-Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education&-Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kindergarten/Preschool Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Modern Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences and Humanities Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Museum Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Behavioral Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Theology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Human Services
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Criminology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Occupational Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Physical Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Corporate Communications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

77% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,640
    • Accepted1,265
    • Acceptance Rate77%
    • Enrolled2,385
    • Female Applicants885
    • Females Accepted743
    • Female Acceptance Rate83%
    • Male Applicants755
    • Males Accepted522
    • Male Acceptance Rate69%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.4
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 3
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.38
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 510 440 570
    • SAT Math 520 480 580
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 23 20 25
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$24,610
    • Out-of-state tuition *$24,610
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,230.00
    • Room and board *$9,260.00
    • Room only *$4,900.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionChildren of Alumni, Employees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,385
    • Male Student Percentage39%
    • Female Student Percentage61%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino1.93%
    • Black or African American4.99%
    • White or Caucasian74.8%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.21%
    • Asian.46%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.08%
    • Two or more races2.05%
    • Unknown8.6%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout2.63% representing 31 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students4% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing, Cooperative housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 46%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations student government, University Programming Board, Business and Communication Club, Behavioral Science Club, Education Club
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division X Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division X Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Cross-country running No Division X Yes
    • Football Yes Division X Yes
    • Golf Yes Division X Yes
    • Lacrosse No Division X Yes
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division X Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Tennis Yes Division X Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division X Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division X Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division X Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Golf Yes Division X Yes
    • Lacrosse No Division X Yes
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division X Yes
    • Softball No Division X Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division X Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division X Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division X Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty268
    • Full-time Percentage50%
    • Part-time Percentage50%
    • Female Percentage53%
    • Male Percentage47%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio13:1 or 2,253 students to 178 faculty


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