The College of New Rochelle: Narrative Description

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29 Castle Place
New Rochelle, NY 10805-2308
Tel: (914)632-5300
Free: 800-933-5923
Admissions: (914)654-5452
Fax: (914)654-5554
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates (also offers a nontraditional adult program with significant enrollment not reflected in profile). Founded 1904. Setting: 20-acre suburban campus with easy access to New York City. Endowment: $19.9 million. Total enrollment: 2,564. Faculty: 162 (73 full-time, 89 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 1,401 applied, 45% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 39% from top quarter, 80% from top half. Full-time: 670 students, 97% women, 3% men. Part-time: 410 students, 88% women, 12% men. Students come from 16 states and territories, 10 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 31% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 43% 25 or older, 37% live on campus, 17% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; psychology; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Iona College, Concordia College (NY), Marymount College, Dominican College of San Rafael. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, 1 recommendation, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $28,476 includes full-time tuition ($20,246), mandatory fees ($350), and college room and board ($7880). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $682 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $60 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: Drama Club, Science and Math Society, Latin-American Women's Society. Major annual events: Strawberry Festival, Family Weekend, Health Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour monitored security cameras at residence hall entrances. 493 college housing spaces available; 339 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: women-only housing available. Gill Library with 220,000 books, 284 microform titles, 1,450 serials, 4,350 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.5 million. 120 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Iona College.

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