College of Mount Saint Vincent: Narrative Description

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6301 Riverdale Ave.
Riverdale, NY 10471-1093
Tel: (718)405-3200
Free: 800-665-CMSV
Admissions: (718)405-3268
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Administratively affiliated with Manhattan College. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1911. Setting: 70-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $3.7 million. Research spending 2003-04: $117,959. Educational spending 2003-04: $13,018 per student. Total enrollment: 1,685. Faculty: 150 (73 full-time, 77 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,877 applied, 71% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 77% from top half. Full-time: 1,209 students, 74% women, 26% men. Part-time: 184 students, 86% women, 14% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 5 other countries, 12% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 30% Hispanic, 13% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 14% 25 or older, 47% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Manhattan College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: 2 recommendations, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $28,150 includes full-time tuition ($19,900) and college room and board ($8250).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 36 open to all. Most popular organizations: Latino Club, Players, Dance Club, Student Nurse Association, Black Student Union. Major annual events: La Gala Latina, Block Party, Battle of the Dorms. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, emergency call boxes. College housing designed to accommodate 580 students; 581 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Elizabeth Seton Library with 160,696 books, 10,054 microform titles, 362 serials, 5,775 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $449,265. 184 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.

Community Environment:

See Fordham University.

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