College of Aeronautics: Narrative Description

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8601 23rd Ave.
Flushing, NY 11369-1037
Tel: (718)429-6600; Admissions: (718)429-6600; Fax: (718)429-0256; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, 4-year, specialized, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1932. Setting: 6-acre urban campus. Endowment: $31.2 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $3900 per student. Total enrollment: 1,316. 539 applied, 78% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 15% from top quarter, 57% from top half. 2 National Merit Scholars, 3 class presidents, 8 student government officers. Full-time: 1,014 students, 10% women, 90% men. Part-time: 302 students, 7% women, 93% men. Students come from 10 states and territories, 15 other countries, 6% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 35% Hispanic, 19% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 28% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Retention: 67% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Open admission for all Associate degree programs. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: interview. Required for some: interview, SAT I. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Tuition: $9400 full-time, $340 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $250 full-time, $125 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 10 open to all. Most popular organizations: Hispanic Society of Aeronautical Engineers, student government, Women in Aviation International, Society of Automotive Engineers, American Association of Airport Executives. Major annual events: Winter Fest, Spring Fest. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. George A. Vaughn Memorial Library with 62,000 books, 400 serials, 1,849 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $166,000. 85 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Queens College of the City University of New York.

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