Fiorello H. LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York: Narrative Description

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31-10 Thomson Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101-3071
Tel: (718)482-7200
Admissions: (718)482-5114
Fax: (718)482-5599
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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 1970. Setting: 6-acre urban campus. Research spending 2003-04: $6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $4089 per student. Total enrollment: 12,875. 6,281 applied, 100% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 19% from top quarter, 50% from top half. Full-time: 6,190 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 6,685 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 135 other countries, 0.3% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 33% Hispanic, 15% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 13% international, 40% 25 or older, 7% transferred in. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: modified semester. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Vassar College, other units of the City University of New York System. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. State resident tuition: $2800 full-time, $120 per unit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $4560 full-time, $190 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $272 full-time, $63.50 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 31 open to all. Most popular organizations: Latinos Unidos Club, Bangladesh Club, Dominican Club, Law Club. Major annual event: multicultural appreciation week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Fiorello H. LaGuardia Community College Library Media Resources Center plus 1 other with 121,631 books, 583,009 microform titles, 760 serials, 5,529 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.2 million. 997 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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