Briarcliffe College: Narrative Description

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1055 Stewart Ave.
Bethpage, NY 11714
Tel: (516)918-3600
Admissions: (516)918-3705
Fax: (516)470-6020
E-mail: [email protected]
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Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Career Education Corporation. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 18-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Total enrollment: 3,227. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,132 applied, 85% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 40% from top quarter, 70% from top half. Full-time: 2,793 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 434 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 7 other countries, 0.1% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 7% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 42% 25 or older, 4% live on campus, 19% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: interview, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $22,358 includes full-time tuition ($13,608), mandatory fees ($1400), and college room and board ($7350). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $567 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $375 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Telecommunication Club, Graphic Design Club, Law Club. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. 104 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Briarcliffe Library with 11,834 books and 191 serials. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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