Genesee Community College: Narrative Description

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1 College Rd.
Batavia, NY 14020-9704
Tel: (585)343-0055
Free: 800-CALL GCC
Fax: (585)345-4541
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of State University of New York System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 256-acre small town campus with easy access to Buffalo. Endowment: $890,901. Educational spending 2003-04: $2370 per student. Total enrollment: 5,204. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 3,090 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,478 students, 65% women, 35% men. Part-time: 2,726 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 26 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 19% 25 or older, 7% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, physical therapy assistant, occupational therapy assistant, paralegal, respiratory care, dietetic technician programs. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: 1 recommendation. Placement: ACT ASSET, ACT COMPASS required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to county residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $3000 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3340 full-time. Mandatory fees: $290 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, DECA, Student Activities Council, Forum Players. Major annual events: Outdoor Festivals, Up All Night, Fashion Show. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 247 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Alfred C. O'Connell Library with 78,273 books, 11,667 microform titles, 332 serials, 4,729 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $452,417. 408 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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