Rust College

150 Rust Ave, Holly Springs, United States
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Overview of Rust College

About this school

Rust College, founded in 1866, is a private, church-affiliated college. Its 126-acre campus is located in Holly Springs, 45 miles southeast of Memphis.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,004
    • Men:399 Men (39.7%)
    • Women:605 Women (60.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Rust College is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
6
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
Required
Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
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

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
150 Rust Avenue
City, State, Zip
Holly Springs, MS 38635-2328
Phone
(662) 252-8000 x4059
Fax
(662) 252-6107
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$10
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
7% of 5,337 applicants were admitted
Women
6% of 3,346 applicants were admitted
Men
7% of 1,991 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.66
375 And Above
2%
3.50 - 3.74
3%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
31%
2.00 - 2.49
41%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
15 average |13-17 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $9,900 (59.28%)
  • Room & Board: - $4,300 (25.75%)
  • Other Expenses: - $250 (1.5%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,250 (13.47%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Rust College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
On or about June 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002433
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
255 (88.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
255 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
255 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
150 (58.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$6,985
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 255 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,139
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 220 (86.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,726
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 170 (66.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
33 (11.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,898

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
806 (96.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
806 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
806 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
481 (59.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
60%
Average Award
$5,067
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 741 (91.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,281
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 686 (85.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,695
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 459 (56.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
112 (13.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,795

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
55%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$9,314
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$714

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


48

Part-Time Faculty


3

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


53%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 26% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 16% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 10-19 students: - 50% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 33% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
127,577
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
339
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Rust College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


59.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


66.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


98.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (20)


  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Care and Support Services Management
  • Computer Science
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Journalism
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Biological/life sciences, Social sciences, Other

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Not reported

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    7,558

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Memphis

    Campus Size


    126 acres

    Weather


    Temperature
    30.9 average low in January, 87.8 average high in September
    Rain
    109 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Bus Station
    4 mile(s) from campus in Holly Springs
    Nearest Train Station
    45 mile(s) from campus in Memphis

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Men only housing, women only housing

    Students of College Housing


    76% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Freshmen are required to live on campus

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Not available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Not offered

    Child Care


    Offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division III
    Mascot
    Bearcat
    School Colors
    Royal and white

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Softball
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Softball
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    badminton, basketball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Rust College offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, national sororities, national fraternities, choral group, television station, radio station

    Sororities


    25% of women participate

    Fraternities


    20% of men participate

    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    873

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    1,004
    Women
    605
    Men
    399

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 0.1% Asian
    • 96.8% Black/African-American
    • 0.0% Hispanic/Latino
    • 0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 0.6% White
    • 2.5% Unknown

    International Students


    1.7% from 6 countries

    Average Age


    Number of Graduate Students


    Not reported

    Student Resources

    Study resources