Adirondack Community College: Narrative Description

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640 Bay Rd.
Queensbury, NY 12804
Tel: (518)743-2200
Admissions: (518)743-2264
Fax: (518)745-1433
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 141-acre small town campus. Endowment: $1 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3280 per student. Total enrollment: 3,200. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 1,328 applied, 91% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 22% from top quarter, 48% from top half. Students come from 5 states and territories, 5 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 46% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous until 9/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. One-time mandatory fee: $40. State resident tuition: $2730 full-time, $114 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5460 full-time, $228 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $89 full-time, $7.75 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all. Most popular organizations: New Horizons, Broadcasting Club, Humanities Club, College Activity Board, Ski and Adventure Club. Major annual events: Hot Air Balloon Festival, Children's Holiday Party, Annual Beach Party. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, patrols by trained security personnel 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. College housing not available. Adirondack Community College Library with 65,000 books, 391 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $406,890. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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