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St. Andrews Presbyterian College - Laurinburg, NC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
N 34° 44.429 W 079° 29.015
17S E 638816 N 3845311
Quick Description: St Andrew is a four year liberal arts college located on the south side of Laurinburg, NC. While it is a small college as compared to the UNC system, this is an advantage for the student. Students and professors are well acquainted with one another.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 7/25/2009 10:58:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM6VW2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 1

Long Description:
With the merging of Flora MacDonald College in Red Springs, NC and Presbyterian Junior College in Maxton, NC, St. Andrews Presbyterian College began. Students arrived in 1961 to a new college facility with a liberal arts education program. The campus, centered around a lake, was ahead of the times in the 60's with a handicap accessible buildings and grounds. High caliber professors with a low student to instructor ratio give the students easy access to the instructors for a great academic program. With internships and exchange programs world wide, the school makes leaders of the students during their education experience. A top notch academic staff, highly rated student body, and local community support keeps St Andrews on the cutting edge of education. Upon graduation, the students are ready for the challenges ahead in life. "Formed by merger of colleges dating from 1858, the college is a coeducational, four-year liberal arts college. The college’s history is also intertwined with that of Peace College in Raleigh, founded in 1857 and chartered in 1858. Founding of the school followed after close study by the Presbyterian Synod of North Carolina of its assets, performed in part by the assistance of a grant from the Ford Foundation. The name St. Andrews was selected because the school and area are steeped in Presbyterian history. Andrew was one of the disciples of Jesus Christ and, in time, became a symbol of Christian evangelism. The University of St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland, was founded in 1411. The campus of the latter-day St. Andrews is spread over 840 acres and the buildings are strikingly modern. Especially noteworthy among the programs offered by the college is the widely-respected School of Music. The first president of the college was Ansley Cunningham Moore. Today the school hosts the Scottish Heritage Center and the Scottish Heritage Weekend, interpreting the contributions made by persons of Scottish descent to the region’s history. In addition to the main campus, the college today also holds classes for non-traditional students at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst." References: Rodger Wayne Decker, Founding St. Andrews Presbyterian College: A Case Study of Presbyterian Higher Education in North Carolina (1968) William S. Powell, Higher Education in North Carolina (1964) St. Andrews College Catalog, 1965-1966 St. Andrews College website: (visit link)
Name: St. Andrews Presbyterian College

Location/Address:
1700 Dogwood Mile
Laurinburg, NC USA
28352


Phone Number: (910) 277-5555 ● (800) 763-0198 ● (fax) 910-277-5020

Web Site: [Web Link]

Type of School: Undergraduate School (usually four years)

School Affiliation: Private -- Christian Protestant

Date Founded: 1961

Enrollment: Approximate: 750 students

Nicknames/Mascots: Knights

School Colors: Blue/White

Location of GPS Coordinates: South entrance at the sign on the Academic side of campus

School Motto: Not listed

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