Berkeley College: Narrative Description

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44 Rifle Camp Rd.
West Paterson, NJ 07424-3353
Tel: (973)278-5400
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Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1931. Setting: 25-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 2,313. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. Full-time: 1,966 students, 72% women, 28% men. Part-time: 347 students, 86% women, 14% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 25 other countries, 0.3% Native American, 34% Hispanic, 15% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 26% 25 or older, 1% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Berkeley College, New York; Berkeley College, White Plains. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $25,950 includes full-time tuition ($16,200), mandatory fees ($750), and college room and board ($9000). College room only: $5400. Part-time tuition: $395 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $75 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 9 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Athletics Club, Paralegal Student Association, International Club, Fashion and Marketing Club. Major annual events: Berkeley Day, Mardi Gras, Spring Fling. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, controlled dormitory access, security patrols. 110 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Walter A. Brower Library with 49,584 books, 6,419 microform titles, 224 serials, 2,659 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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