By Amanda Petrucelli
If you are thinking about applying to Ancilla College for the 2015-16 year and you want to be one of the first to live in our brand-new, three-story, 30,000 sq. ft. residence hall, now is the time to apply for admission and housing.
We’re almost full!
The week of June 15 saw the beginning of siding and the near-completion of brick. Drywall is being taped and finished and electrical, water and tech lines are all in. Next week, sound-proof flooring will be poured, ready for decorative carpeting to give the whole facility a homey feel.
Unlike institutional dorms of days past, this building was designed with study nooks, shared spaces and outdoor common areas including sloped landscaping, a rain garden and patio with grill. The interior is professionally decorated and comfortable, attractive furniture has already been ordered. Special thanks to experienced builders Kinder and Sons, Inc., and Design Collaborative.
The public is welcome to come by on County Road 9B to take a look. There are bleachers out for public picnics and construction watching. Also you can see the fun time lapse video of the project here.
The $6 million, 96-bed project is on schedule and ready for students August 2015. A separate dining facility will open in October. Ground breaking in this building is expected in the coming days.
Previously, the two-year Ancilla College was commuter-only, attracting students from the surrounding eight-county region, but on-campus housing opens the private school up for anyone in the country. The enrollment department is seeing an increase in student applications from all over the U.S. and from several other nations.
If you are interested in Ancilla’s 18 associate degrees, including a robust nursing program and a new agriculture degree, or its recently expanded 10-athletic teams, check out our website and apply for housing now. Ancilla now offers eight, one-year certificate programs.
Ancilla College is known for small classes with personal attention and is the least-expensive private school in the state. Students save, on average, $11,000 annually by coming to Ancilla College first before transferring to one of the nearly 20 four-year colleges with which Ancilla has transfer agreements.
Other changes at the junior college in rural Northern Indiana include a move to flat, fixed tuition. New students can now attend Ancilla College for a fixed rate of $14,100 annually from 12 to 17 credit hours per semester, making the school the least-expensive private college in Indiana and many surrounding states. Check out www.ancilla.edu to learn more.