Calumet College of St. Joseph

Whiting, IN

Calumet, founded in 1951, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 256-acre campus is located in Whiting, an urban area 10 miles from Chicago.

Website: www.ccsj.edu/

Private
Co-ed
624
Undergraduate
Students
(45.2%) 282 Women
(54.8%) 342 Men
210
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Noncompetitive
Overall Admission Rate
33% of 436 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
 
Early Decision Offered
 
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
2.74
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
18 average
15-21 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
$19,870
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
51%
Average Freshman Award
$13,753
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,431
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
30
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 34% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Whiting Population
4,937
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Splash
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
22.3% Black/African-American
29.9% Hispanic/Latino
1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
41.6% White
2.6% Unknown
International Students
0.2% from 15 countries
First-Year Students Returning
52.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
15.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
9%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Noncompetitive: Virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   1
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives   6

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Recommended September 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2400 New York Avenue
City, State, Zip
Whiting, IN 46394-2195
Phone
(219) 473-4215
Fax
(219) 473-4259
E-mail
admissions@ccsj.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
 
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
 
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
33% of 436 applicants were admitted
Women
29% of 256 applicants were admitted
Men
39% of 180 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
131 (92%) of 143 admitted students enrolled
Women
63 (86%) of 73 admitted students enrolled
Men
68 (97%) of 70 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
2.74
3.75 and Above
7%
3.50 - 3.74
7%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
26%
2.00 - 2.49
30%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
18 average
15-21 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
10%
Score of 18 - 23
48%
Score of 12 - 17
38%
Score of 6 - 11
4%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 7%
Top quarter: 18%
Top half: 43%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
$19,870
Room and Board
Not reported
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001834
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
86 (88.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
78 (90.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
74 (94.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
9 (12.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
51%
Average Award
$13,753
Need-Based Gift
Received by 52 (70.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,388
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 43 (58.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,086
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 54 (73.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
3 (3.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,500

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
384 (89.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
349 (90.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
339 (97.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
43 (12.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
48%
Average Award
$13,997
Need-Based Gift
Received by 250 (73.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,634
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 214 (63.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,934
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 266 (78.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
14 (3.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,427

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
80%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,431
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
35
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
51
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
62
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$809
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • General Studies
  • Human Services, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Theology/Theological Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Business/marketing, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Summer session
Study Abroad
Not offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
30
Part-Time Faculty
62
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
22%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 34% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 54% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 15% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
17,192
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
241
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Quality Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Whiting Population
4,937
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Campus Size
25 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.1 average low in January, 79.5 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Hammond
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Hammond

Housing


College Housing
College does not provide housing for students
Types of Housing
 
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Not available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Not available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
day and night security, emergency alert system

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Splash
School Colors
Crimson and gray

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Bowling x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf     x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf    
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Bowling x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
drama theatre, student newspaper, student government, los amigos hispanic club, criminal justice club, drama club, give
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
624
Women
282 (45.2%)
Men
342 (54.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
427
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
22.3% Black/African-American
29.9% Hispanic/Latino
1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
41.6% White
2.6% Unknown
International Students.
0.2% from 15 countries
Average Age
 
All Graduate Students
210

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
52.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
15.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
24.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
28.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
9%
Average Starting Salary
9%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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