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Deep Springs College

Dyer, NV

At A Glance

Main Address

Deep Springs Ranch Road, Highway 168

Big Pine, CA 93513

www.deepsprings.edu

Admission Office

Applications Committee

HC 72 Box 45001

Dyer, NV 89010-9803

(760) 872-2000

Fax : (760) 874-7077

apcom@deepsprings.edu

Contact : Tim Olsen

Chair, Applications Committee

Type of School

Small

Private

liberal arts college

2-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

College Board Code: 4281

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 15

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 15

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 100.0%

School Calendar

Continuous

Degrees Available

Associate

Setting

Rural Community (<2,500)

Rural

Residential campus

Other Characteristics

students are expected to participate in labor for at least 20 hours each week. Labor includes farm and ranch work, but also other daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and maintaining facilities and vehicles.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Jan 15

SAT subject score report due : Jan 15

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : Apr 1

Student must reply : Apr 15

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Continuous

Degrees Offered in : Associate degrees

Accreditation and Associations

Regionally Accredited

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Most Popular Majors

Associates
Liberal Arts : 100.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies A

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Independent Study

Computer Services

7 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : Student-operated 2,600-acre cattle ranch, alfalfa farm, small animal operations (chickens, pigs), dairy, organic garden, solar and hydro power on site, uninhabited high desert with wilderness and national park and forest land bordering many sides of campus

Geographic Location : 45 miles from Bishop, 27 miles from Big Pine.

Rural Community

Rural

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 15

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 15

Degree-seeking undergrads : 15

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 18.0%

Out of state students : 82.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Asian : 7.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 3.0%

White : 70.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 17.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : All students work at least 20 hours a week in the labor program, serving in various positions around the ranch, farm, and college throughout their career. Students self-govern, managing community issues and serving on student committees which handle day-to-day operations of the college, including but not limited to community events, admissions, faculty hiring, public relations, and review/reinvitation. Drugs and alcohol are prohibited, and students do not leave valley during academic term; family and friends may only visit during academic breaks.

Student Newspaper : Bonepile

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 100.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 100.0%

Housing Options

Men's Housing

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Theme Housing

Additional Housing Options

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is allowed in the Dorm

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Health services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Financial aid counseling

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Wheelchair Accessibility

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Basketball

Men's Intramural

Boxing

Men's Intramural

Cross-Country

Men's Intramural

Equestrian

Men's Intramural

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Rifle

Men's Intramural

Rodeo

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Rugby

Men's Intramural

Skiing

Men's Intramural

Soccer

Men's Intramural

Swimming

Men's Intramural

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Intramural

Volleyball

Men's Intramural

Weightlifting

Men's Intramural

Wrestling

Men's Intramural

Other Sports : rock climbing, bouldering, mule packing


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Interview

Level of Applicant's Interest

Important

Academic GPA

Extracurricular Activities

Rigor of secondary school record

Talent/Ability

Considered

Class Rank

First generation college student

Racial/Ethnic Status

Recommendations

Standardized Test Scores

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required for some: SAT or ACT

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Other Test Policies

For international applicants SAT/ACT optional.

A note from the college

Essays and a personalized interview factor heavily in the application process. School achievement record, extracurricular activities, and recommendations strongly considered.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of need met : 100.0%

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Notification Date : Apr 1

Respond By Date : Apr 15

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Sue Darlington

Financial aid office phone : (760) 872-2000

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Leadership

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

Comprehensive Fee (tuition, fees, room and board):

--

--

--

Books and supplies:

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$250.00

--

--

Transportation expenses:

$750.00

--

--

Estimated Total In-state:

$2,000.00

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$2,000.00

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Important cost information from the school: Between twelve and fifteen students are admitted. Each receives a full scholarship; the college covers the costs of tuition, room, and board for every student offered admission. Students are responsible for required fees of 500 for academic year.

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): --

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Interview

Standardized Test Scores

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Room & Board(on-campus): --

Room & Board(off-campus): --

Additional estimated expenses: $2,000.00

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students