Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College of the City University of New York: Narrative Description

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500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
Tel: (718)518-4444
Admissions: (718)518-4406
Fax: (718)518-4256
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of City University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 8-acre urban campus. Endowment: $211,655. Research spending 2003-04: $2.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4780 per student. Total enrollment: 4,340. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,316 applied, 100% were admitted. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 9% from top quarter, 25% from top half. Full-time: 2,917 students, 73% women, 27% men. Part-time: 1,423 students, 75% women, 25% men. Students come from 4 states and territories, 91 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 58% Hispanic, 29% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 54% 25 or older, 12% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript. Placement: CUNY Skills Assessment Tests required; SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. State resident tuition: $2500 full-time, $105 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $3076 full-time, $130 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 30 open to all. Most popular organizations: Dominican Association, Puerto Rican Student Organization, Student Government Association, Black Student Union, Veterans Club. Major annual events: Graduation, ethnic weeks, Prom Social. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Hostos Community College Library with 56,100 books, 6,715 microform titles, 846 serials, 710 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $963,590. 800 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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