RADNOR, Pa., Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Cabrini College announced that it would freeze undergraduate tuition during the 2015-16 academic year, and adopt a test-optional admissions policy beginning with the incoming class this fall.
The announcement comes just months after welcoming the College's largest incoming class in six years, a 29 percent increase over last year.
Tuition for full-time undergraduate students will remain at the current level of $28,932 through May 2016. The zero percent increase extends a pledge which the College made three years ago to keep tuition and fees under $30,000 until May 2015. Fees and room and board also will not increase for the 2015-16 academic year.
"The decision underscores Cabrini's mission-driven commitment to provide an Education of the Heart," said President Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D., who was inaugurated in October. "By freezing tuition and adopting a test-optional policy, the College is doing what it can to ensure that a Cabrini education remains affordable—and accessible—to motivated students of all backgrounds."
Cabrini's test-optional policy continues the College's holistic approach to the application process.
"There is ample evidence that standardized tests are not suitable indicators of student success," said Bob Reese, vice president of enrollment management. "That, along with high costs associated with the test, may hinder talented students from applying. This policy helps Cabrini find the best fit student who will succeed in the College's extraordinary academic program."
For more information on the test-optional policy, visit www.cabrini.edu/admissions.
Students and families also may use the Cabrini College net-price calculator at www.cabrini.edu/cost to estimate the cost to attend the College.
About Cabrini College
Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds. Since its founding in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College has provided a transformational Education of the Heart, focusing on academic excellence, leadership development, and a commitment to social justice.
Cabrini enrolls about 1,300 undergraduates in more than 30 majors, pre‑professional programs, concentrations and minors on its serene 112‑acre campus located 30 minutes from Philadelphia. The College also enrolls about 1,100 students in graduate and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 13 off‑site locations.
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